Fall Harvest Muffins

1 1/2 c. flour

1 c. sugar

1/2 c. old fashioned oats

1 T. cinnamon

2 t. baking soda

1/2 t. salt

1 med. apple, peeled, cored and cut into 1/4" dice

1 med. pear, peeled, cored and cut into 1/4" dice

1 1/2 c. grated zucchini

3/4 c. dried cranberries

1/2 c. roasted pepitas (pumpkin seeds)

3 eggs

1/2 c. butter, melted

1/2 c. applesauce

2 t. vanilla


Combine flour, sugar, oats, cinnamon, soda and salt in a large bowl.  Add apple, pear, zucchini, cranberries and pepitas to flour mixture.  In a small bowl, whisk together the butter, eggs, applesauce and vanilla.  Pour over dry ingredients and mix just until moistened. Place 1/4 c. batter into each of 18 muffin tins that have been lined with paper or treated with baking spray.  Bake in a preheated oven for 18-20 minutes or until a wooden skewer inserted in the center of  a muffin removes cleanly.