April's Maple

Maple Crunch Oatmeal Muffin Squares

Ingredients

  • 1 ¼ cup old fashioned oatmeal
  • 1 ¾ cup hot water
  • 2 ¼ white wheat all purpose flour
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¾ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 3 oz butter, softened
  • 1 ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 ¼ cup April’s Maple Maple Sugar
  • 1 ¼ teaspoon vanilla
  • 4 egg whites
  • 2 tablespoons plain lowfat yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened applesauce

Topping

  • ½ cup April’s Maple Crunch
  • ¼ cup butter, softened
  • ¼ cup flour

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 325°.  Lightly grease a 9 x 13 baking pan with non-stick spray.
  2. Place oats in a stainless steel bowl and pour hot water over them.  Let stand 20 minutes, do not drain.
  3. Combine flour, soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt in a bowl.
  4. In a separate, large mixing bowl combine butter and sugars for 10  minutes.  Add the vanilla, egg whites, yogurt and applesauce.  Beat for 3 minutes.
  5. Add the oat mixture and blend for 1 minute on slow speed.  Add the flour mixture and blend for 1 minute.
  6. For topping combine all three ingredients and mix until crumbs form.
  7. Pour mix into prepared baking pan and sprinkle topping over mixture.
  8. Bake until golden brown, 45 minutes.