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To tweet or not to tweet? That is the question…

So I’ve been going over and over this in my head this past week. I don’t tweet. But should I? Right now, I am currently in Minneapolis with some other bloggers, visiting the Betty Crocker kitchens. (Don’t worry – I’ll be posting about it soon!!) I went knowing no one – but I couldn’t help but think that I could have made few friends before hand if I was on twitter. The main reasons I haven’t done it before are: 1 – It’s just another thing to take up my time, and right now, time is something I am seriously lacking. But I told myself that I would never do Facebook for the same reason, but I did end up signing up, and I’m glad that I did. But from what I hear, twitter can really distract you! And 2) I’m pretty old school and have an old phone – no tweeting capabilities. And I’m not on the internet nearly as much as I used to be, so really, would it even be worth it?

So I’ve decided to ask you – do you tweet, and is it really worth doing? Would you want to follow Taste and Tell on twitter? I’ll let you all make the decision for me!

And what does this all have to do with these muffins? Absolutely nothing! But these muffins are worth trying out. Definitely the healthiest ones I have on this blog. I usually tend to steer clear of the “healthy” muffins because I don’t usually like them. But I was bringing them to a breakfast, and I knew one of the women there was a very healthy eater. I’m so glad I tried these out, because I actually loved them! They were a little spongy – I’m guessing from just egg whites – but they weren’t nearly as heavy or dense and I expected them to be from the whole wheat flour. And I think whether you are a healthy muffin eater or not, you will like these!

Applesauce Oatmeal Muffins
adapted from fitsugar

makes 12 muffins

1 cup old fashion rolled oats
1 cup non-fat milk
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
2 egg whites

1 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 teaspoon sugar

Soak the oats in the milk for about an hour.

Preheat the oven to 400F. Prepare a muffin tin by spraying with nonstick spray.

Combine the oat mixture, applesauce and egg whites; mix until well combined.

In a separate bowl, combine the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Whisk to combine.

Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and stir to combine. DO NOT OVERMIX. Spoon the mixture into the prepared muffin tin. Sprinkle the sugar on top of the muffins.

Bake for 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove from pan, and cool on a wire rack.

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18 Responses to Applesauce Oatmeal Muffins

  1. Sweet and Savory says:

    I don't tweet…so don't feel bad. My phone is old too, so I can't on that…

    Love this recipe! I just posted homemade applesauce on my blog today, so now I need to try these muffins!

  2. Pam says:

    I do FB and I used to tweet. There's only so much time in the day and I enjoy looking at the food blogs most. Love the muffins and I'm sure they're nice and moist with the applesauce!

  3. newlywed says:

    Those muffins look great. I am on such an apple muffin kick! I am non-tweeter here…trie it once, it just didn't stick.

  4. Joanne says:

    I do tweet, but only after going to BlogHer where it seemed like everyone and their mom (literally) was doing it. And I can occasionally be a sucker for peer pressure. To be honest, I don't do it that much, maybe three or four times a day at most but it's nice to know it's there.

    The muffins look delicious!

  5. Abby says:

    I do. But not often enough. It's a time commitment I just don't have time for, either!

  6. Monet says:

    What a great, healthy recipe. I started tweeting about a month ago, and I haven't quite gotten into it. But some people love it, so who knows until you try! I love using applesauce in muffin recipes (it makes them so moist and flavorful!)

  7. scrambledhenfruit says:

    I don't tweet either. It's enough just keeping up with work, my volunteering and reading blogs, all of which I love to do. Those muffins look great!

  8. kat says:

    You're here in Minneapolis!! I tweet but not as much as a lot of people I follow. It can be a real time suck & I find I have to restrict myself to certain times of day or I would be on there all day.

  9. Rosa's Yummy Yums says:

    Great healthy muffins!

    I tweet. I somehow prefer it to FB as it's hassle-free.



  10. Muneeba says:

    I don't tweet. I'm just not a great phone person. I love following your blog the old-fashioned way 🙂 How else can I really enjoy your fabulous food shots?!

  11. grace says:

    DEFINITELY some healthy muffins, but still appealing!
    and for the record, i'm not a twitterererer or a tweeter. 🙂

  12. Natalie says:

    I have twitter but don't have the capability on my phone and try to stay off of it at work…so sometimes i go a few days without tweeting. i find it useful sometimes but not necessary–if you don't want it, don't add it as another busy thing to a busy life!

  13. Ms. Latina says:

    Hi Deborah!

    Glad to have met you at the Baking with Betty event!

    First, I have to say I LOVE these muffins. Thank you for posting =) I am trying to get my sons and I healthier so these are right up my alley!

    Second, I am a Twitter addict. Yes, it is time consuming but I find that its a great way to network. I get alot of traffic from Twitter, many of which have subscribed so I say go for it!

    Third, as a single mom my time is also limited. I find using an alarm when I go on Twitter very helpful. You can do two 15 minute increments- once in the morning and again in the evening. This ensures your tweets reach different audiences!

    Hope this helps and please make sure you tweet me when you join. I'll be one of your first followers =)

    Twitter Handle (Name): @MsLatina
    Twitter url: http://twitter.com/MsLatina

  14. Ms. Latina says:

    Oh I also meant to tell you thank you for linking up your recipe on my Sabroso (aka Tasty) Saturday linky!

    Hope you make it next week as well =)

  15. MobileTestKitchen says:

    I needed a healthy muffin recipe. this sounds great. I love twitter because I meet lots of new folks through it and get great info. I think like Ms Latina mention its easy to limit. I only tweet about 30 mins a day usually.

  16. Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] says:

    These look delicious!! I'd love for you to come on Twitter, even though I'm not too active.

  17. Dawn says:

    so healthy! That is my kind of muffin.

  18. Rebecca says:

    Just wanted to tell you that I made your recipe for these muffins and my fiance loved them! Thanks for sharing 🙂 I just posted a picture of them on my blog (not as great as your pic, but the muffins were delicious)!

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