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Oh you guys know me. Muffins are my go to for a lot of reasons. I LOVE packing some nutrients into my boys the “easy” muffin way. Hey – they don’t have to know there are things in there that are good for them do they? Coming up with Granola Apple Muffins was a super easy thing to do once I found out that there is now Bear Naked’s Sea Salt Caramel Apple Granola (a new fall flavor!). Yes you read that right – SEA SALT CARAMEL APPLE. Enough said I was in! Love that flavor combo.
Best part of all of this fun – is that Bear Naked’s Sea Salt Caramel Apple Granola is available at BJ’s. I heart BJ’s like you wouldn’t believe. Why? Because I’m feeding 3 boys – do I need to explain more than that? I didn’t think so. BJ’s always has fantastic prices and I can get what I need. They allow coupons (fun!) and they have their own coupons. You fellow BJ’s shoppers know what I’m talking about right? Well – low and behold there on the in-store coupon page is a Club Coupon for $2. THEN I check Ibotta (which I love doing cause you never know what’s going to be on there) and there’s another $2 off for Bear Naked’s Sea Salt Caramel Apple Granola in BJ’s. (quickly if you haven’t used Ibotta before it’s a free app with coupons – it’s awesome! I had to do a quick little survey – inside the app – and then wham I have another $2 off). So if you’re keeping track – I now had $4 off my 3 pack of Bear Naked’s Sea Salt Caramel Apple Granola. Amazing.
A few more things to help you get a great deal at BJ’s. Chain-wide BJ’s Wholesale locations will have demos on September 5th for Bear Naked’s Sea Salt Caramel Apple Granola. You guys know what this means right? It means that there will be free samples! So you can taste how great it is for yourself! And the instore Club Coupons will be at the demo. So no searching.
Ok so now we have the details of how to get your (amazing) deal on Bear Naked’s Sea Salt Caramel Apple Granola, let’s talk about the Granola! It’s delicious. I made the muffins before giving my kids a try. I sat them down and gave them both a snack of Bear Naked’s Sea Salt Caramel Apple Granola on it’s on and the muffins with the granola in them. They gobbled down both! With the perfectly sweet (but not overly) and the yummy flavor combo of the granola (salty sweet is my favorite and they take after me) – my boys were in. They are totally ready to Fuel their Fall with Bear Naked’s Sea Salt Caramel Apple Granola (which as their mother? I love!)
I decided to make the muffins because 1 my family gobbles up muffins. and 2 muffin definitely made it easier for me to give them in their lunch (although with how they gobbled it up dry – I’m trying that too!). This recipe is EASY and it was REALLY yummy. I suggest it for all the fussy eaters in your family!
- 3 C chopped apples (I cheated used the food processor!) - I left the peels on
- 1/2 C sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 stick (8 Tbsp) butter, melted
- 3 tsp vanilla extract
- 3 Tbsp salted caramel (like ice cream topping)
- 2 C flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 C Bear Naked Sea Salt Caramel Apple Granola
- preheat Oven to 325 degrees
- spray Muffin tins or use liners
- in a Large mixing bowl, combine apples and sugar and set aside
- in a smaller mixing bowl mix together eggs, butter, vanilla and caramel
- pour Egg mixture on top of apples
- add Dry ingredients 1 at a time, mixing after each addition
- It will be clumpy that's OK!
- spoon mixture into muffin tins about 2/3 full (muffins do not rise a lot)
- bake for 25 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean