Apple-Zucchini Oatmeal Breakfast Muffins {Cooking With Gerber}

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Disclosure: This post is #sponsored through the Gerber Cereal Influence program in cooperation with The Women Bloggers, Kendal-King Group #SoapboxInfluence and @SoapboxKKG. As always, all opinions expressed here are my own–and you just know I have opinions!

This is one of the recipes I will be featuring on THV!! This Morning next Tuesday. It’s on a segment entitled “Oh, Baby!” Don’t you think that’s appropriate?

As you may know, I’ve been having fun working Gerber™ baby food products into some family-friendly items for a few weeks now. There are several of us participating in this #sponsored campaign, and I have been amazed at the creativity and deliciousness that have been shown. If you’ve not been following the hashtags #CookingWithGerber or #CookingWithGerberGiveaway, you should. You will easily see what I’m talking about.

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These muffins are not overly sweet which makes them an excellent way to start your day. Using the Gerber™ Apple-Zucchini yogurt blends and Gerber™ apples makes them very moist with little added oil or butter. Plus, you get the addition of the iron, calcium and Vitamins C, E, Zinc and 6 B vitamins from the oatmeal.  They freeze well so you can keep them on hand for those times when you are in a rush to get out the door in the mornings.

You should be able to find all of the ingredients at Walmart or your local market. 

By leaving out the nuts and, perhaps depending upon their ages, the minced apples, your little ones could easily enjoy these as a healthy snack. I would certainly make them in mini-muffin size to have on hand.  Your older kiddos could take these in their lunch boxes as well.

Be sure to tune into Tuesday’s show – at 6:15 AM – early, right? I’ll be sharing several other #CookingWithGerber ideas. Baby food. It’s not just for babies anymore.

Apple-Zucchini Oatmeal Breakfast Muffins {Cooking With Gerber}

Apple-Zucchini Oatmeal Breakfast Muffins {Cooking With Gerber}

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Gerber™ Single Grain Oatmeal Cereal
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 6 teaspoons butter, melted and cooled
  • 2 containers Gerber™ Graduates Apple Zucchini Yogurt Blends
  • 2 containers Gerber™Apples
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup peeled and minced apples, optional
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped toasted pecans or walnuts, optional
    Streusel Topping:
  • 1/2 cup Gerber™ Single Grain Oatmeal Cereal
  • 1/4 cup dark brown sugar, packed
  • 4 Tablespoons butter at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup coarsely chopped toasted sliced almonds, optional

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Mix together,oatmeal cereal, all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and sugar.
  3. Blend in vanilla extract, butter, yogurt, beaten egg and cinnamon.
  4. Stir in apples and pecans.
  5. Pour batter into 12 - 15 lined or greased muffin cups. (Large muffins tins and tiny muffin tins may also be used with cooking times adjusted.)
  6. Sprinkle the streusel topping evenly over the muffin tops.
  7. Bake 15 – 25 minutes depending upon muffin size.
  8. Cool slightly before removing from the muffin tins.
  9. Serve warm with butter or softened cream cheese, if desired.
  10. Cool completely on a wire rack if not eating immediately. These freeze well. Rewarm before serving
    Streusel Topping
  1. Combine all ingredients in a food processor and pulse until the mixture is crumbly. Do not overwork. Sprinkle lightly on top of the muffin batter. Do not use too much or the muffins will flatten.
  2. There will be excess streusel. I keep it in the freezer for later use. Nuts or quick cooking oats may also be added to the streusel, if desired.
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