1 1/2 cups whole-wheat flour
1/2 cup quick-cooking oats
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
2 teaspoons finely grated orange rind
3/4 cup milk
1/3 cup applesauce
1 1/2 cups chopped dried cranberries
3/4 cup chopped walnuts
1. Preheat oven to 375F. Lightly grease about 12 cups of muffins tins.
2. Combine flour and next 7 ingredients (flour through orange rind) in a large bowl. Combine milk, egg and applesauce in a separate bowl. Add milk mixture to flour mixture and stir well.
3. Stir in cranberries and walnuts. Fill muffin cups about two-thirds full. Sprinkle tops with additional sugar. Bake 25 minutes. Let cool slightly before serving.
Makes 1 dozen
—Submitted by Dave Paquette, Atkinson, N.H.
Nutritional facts per serving: 210 calories, 6g fat, 15mg cholesterol, 5g protein, 37g carbohydrates, 3g fiber, 135mg sodium