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Granola Cups

A great meal prep breakfast for the kids, and a great non-traditional way to enjoy granola!

Granola Cups: Makes about 15

  • 3 cups of your favorite Mack’s granola (Fruit Cave is really good for this. If you can’t use our granola, just find a looser granola at the store, steer away from granola clusters.)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp grated nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 cups milk of choice
  • 2 eggs (or egg replacement)
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup applesauce of choice
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup apples, diced (optional)

Preheat your oven to 350F, and grease 2 muffins pans. Set aside.

  1. In a medium bowl, mix together all of your dry ingredients.
  2. In a separate medium bowl, whisk together your eggs, milk, syrup, vanilla, and applesauce until thoroughly combined.
  3. If using, add your chopped apples to the wet mixture.
  4. Add your dry ingredients to your wet ingredients and mix well.
  5. Using a 2 oz scoop (or 1/4 cup measure), add a scoop of the batter to each muffin cup. Your batter will probably look quite loose, don’t panic! Your granola will absorb everything.
  6. Bake for 30 minutes, rotating your pans at the 15 minute mark to promote even baking.
  7. Once fully baked, allow them to cool completely at room temperature.
  8. Meal prep them out into containers or add to an airtight container and store.
  9. Enjoy!
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Spiced Applesauce Cake

Sometimes, you just need cake for breakfast. But it has applesauce in it, so it can’t be all bad, right?

I’m running low on my stock of applesauce that we made and canned back in fall, but I couldn’t pass up on this warm, sweet treat. This morning we toasted it, topped it with greek yogurt, and sprinkled on some of our granola!

Spiced Applesauce Cake: Makes 22 Cupcakes or a single 9×13 rectangle cake

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 1/2 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp baking powder

1 tsp kosher salt

1 tsp ground cinnamon

3/4 tsp ground nutmeg

1/2 cup butter (or butter substitute)

1 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup white sugar

2 eggs

1 tsp vanilla extract

2 cups unsweetened applesauce

Preheat your oven to 350F.

  1. In a medium sized bowl, whisk together your flour, spices, salt, baking powder, and baking soda. Set aside.
  2. In a separate medium/large bowl, cream together your butter and sugars until fluffy.
  3. Add in your eggs one at a time, mixing thoroughly between additions.
  4. Add in your vanilla.
  5. Add in your applesauce, mixing thoroughly.
  6. Gently stir in your flour mixture, until just combined.
  7. Pour your batter into a greased cake pan, and bake 30-40 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. OR Pour 1/4 cup of batter into each up of a greased cupcake tin, and bake for 15-20 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Remember to rotate your pan halfway through the cooking time to promote even baking.
  8. Allow to cool for 5-10 minutes before removing your cupcakes from the tin, or 15-20 minutes for the cake.
  9. Enjoy as is, with frosting, or shmeared with some greek yogurt!

Note: The applesauce cake picture has blueberries in it only because I had some on hand and needed to use them up, if you’d like to add them, I used 1 cup of blueberries and stirred them in after the batter was mixed. They are not usually a part of this recipe.