Monday, May 24, 2010

Cinnamon Apple Pie Muffins

Love and marriage, brings new and downs, and challenges, yet in the end our families bring us the greatest joy. Kim is expecting her second child, (our 15th grandchild) and he is due July 20th. The week before Mother's Day he started putting pressure on his Mom, trying to make a too early entrance into this world. After almost two weeks in the hospital, Kim was able to go home for 6 weeks of strict bed rest. Our families have worked well together to help care for this little family who lives 4 1/2 hours away from both sets of grandparents. This weekend we brought our little grandson home to see his Mom and Dad again. While here, I observed a sweet display of love given by our son, Sean. Each day before he goes to work he takes care of Kim by serving her breakfast, of course in bed. He prepares her lunch and then puts a wrapped muffin on his pillow for her treat. To me, it represents the kind of TLC that sure makes for a happier marriage.

Cinnamon Apple Pie Muffins |

When the last one was consumed, I tried to think of all the things she likes and came up with a dozen of these little gems,
Cinnamon Apple Pie Muffins ...

In my travels I found this trail mix on the Target clearance isle. Kim loves trail mix, applesauce and oatmeal. It was a natural fit for these dense, moist, muffins. If I was home, I would have substituted buttermilk for the milk, a staple in my fridge.
Here's the low-down for making your own...

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Combine oatmeal, flour, cinnamon, baking powder and soda. Stir well, 

add applesauce, milk, egg, brown sugar and oil. Mix gently and then add trail mix, your favorite kind!

Spray a muffin pan with non-stick spray. Fill till almost full and bake at 400 degrees for 18-20 minutes.

or until golden brown.

Serve warm or...

cool on a wire rack and wrap with love!

Kim's favorite quote is, "When it's dark enough you can see the stars." 

Here's to many starry nights and then fireworks the first part of July!

Cinnamon Apple Pie Muffins
  • 1 1/2 cup oatmeal
  • 1 1/4 cup flour
  • 3/4 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp. soda
  • 1 cup applesauce, (I used unsweetened)
  • 1/2 cup milk, or buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3 Tbsp. oil
  • 10 ounces of trail mix, (any kind will do, just use your favorite)
Heat oven to 400 degrees. Combine dry ingredients and stir. Add the remaining ingredients, and mix just until dry ingredients are moistened. Spray a regular size muffin pan with non-stick spray. Fill muffin cups full. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm, or wrap with love for daily pillow-treats.

Give some TLC to someone you love this week!


  1. I just copied and saved this in my recipes folder. You are the best cook!! Your poor daughter, but what a sweet, considerate husband. I just love a man of honor and gentleness. 15 grands! Wow, you are so lucky.

  2. 15 grandchildren! God bless you. Great recipe-sounds like the muffins would be very moist.

  3. These sound YUMMY!!!

  4. Thank you for sharing this good recipe..I too love these! Bless her one daughter just went through the same type of thing, it was so hard on her. Thank goodness for family, to step in when needed and care and love the person in need. I have a daughter due the end of July too! :D

  5. What a sweet story. You are a wonderfully supportive mother/grandmother and that thoughtful husband is definitely earning stars in his crown. All the best to your daughter. I pray all goes well.
    Thanks for the yummy recipe! ~ sarah

  6. Those sound so delicious. I want one right now! Thanks for the recipe.

  7. Yum! I have never seen that trail mix at my local Target but I will keep an eye out for it. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

  8. That is so sweet! Thanks for sharing! Happy TYOHT!

  9. what a sweet post made of love. The muffin recipe sounds great and I am going to look for that trail mix as my teens love trail mix and it sounds great

  10. These are delicious! Probably my new favorite muffin! Thanks for everything! Love you!

  11. They look really good and healthy! Thanks!

  12. what a cute idea! Congrats! -

  13. Oh, I feel for your daughter-in-law, Kim. I experienced a similar situation with our first son 22 years ago. What a blessing you are to her and your son!
    Those muffins look sooo good. Thanks for sharing the recipe.
    I am adding Kim and your family to my prayer list.
    The Tattered Tassel

  14. Your son is such a sweetie! I am going to make these muffins! I found you on a soft place to land.

  15. Woo Hoo! I'm so glad you linked this recipe. I printed the recipe and have it sitting on my kitchen counter waiting for me to pick up the trail mix - going to Target today looking for a lampshade. I picked up the cutest, most adorable cupcake liners for them. Thanks for sharing this recipe at Woo Hoo! Wednesday! I just love your blog.

  16. What a great family story. Hope all is continuing to go well. Those muffins look yummy too!

  17. Such a sweet story. Good luck with the birth of the new baby.

  18. I love this story and this recipe! Thanks for linking up Tuesday Tastes! I am so happy to have you! Polls are open for the People's Choice award, head over and vote for your favorite when you have a chance!

    Happy Day,
    Jasey @ Crazy Daisy

  19. How sweet of your son! I know your daughter-in-law thinks so too. Gonna have to try that recipe soon... it sounds great!

  20. What a lovely post - and what yummy sounding muffins!!

  21. I really wish I had some trail mix right now. Your muffins look so very tasty. Your daughter is blessed to have such an attentive husband. I wish you and your growing family all the best!

  22. Your son is so sweet to take such good care of his beautiful wife. Not easy staying on bed rest but it must be done. Your muffins look delicious. I just copied your recipe to make this weekend for my house guests. Now hope that little muffin stays in the Moms tummy!

  23. What a sweet post and darling husband. Sounds like there is lots of love at that house. The muffins sounds delicious too. Thanks for sharing

  24. Sweet story! What a great husband. And the muffins sound delicious! Thanks for linking up!


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