Monday, May 14, 2012

Musselman's: At Home, On The Go and Delicious Recipes! {Review & Giveaway}

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Now that spring is here, I love finding time to step outside and spend a quick moment taking it all in. The flowers are blooming, the birds are singing and daylight stretches later into the evening, leading to even more minutes to enjoy this wonderful time of year.

Along with changing over our wardrobes so that snow boots are packed away and shorts are filling the dresser drawers, I appreciate finding any and all reasons that my family can get out and reconnect with nature. Whether that means playing at the park, going for a hike or hopping on our bikes for a ride, there are few necessities that I need to pack for us to be ready.

Water bottles for staying hydrated, sunscreen and hats for protection from the rays and healthy snacks for quick, easy and tasty refueling. Our most recent favorites? The delicious and nutritious flavors from Musselman's.

Musselman's applesauce

If there is another name in apple sauce, I don't know it. Musselman's fully believes that making healthy, delicious apple sauce is more than just a job, it's a way of life for this 100-year-old grower-owned co-operative. Along with their traditional apple sauce, they offer apple sauce blended with other fruit flavors, lite apple sauce for those who are counting calories, apple juice, apple butter, and more.

Now that the growers in Musselman's orchards are finished with winter pruning and preparing for apple blossoms, it is the perfect time to bring home the great taste and versatility of their apple sauce. It's not just for eating anymore (although it's still delicious that way, of course), it's now a must-have ingredient in recipes that will quickly become family favorites.

Musselman's products

While we have long been fans of Musselman's apple sauce, I have to admit that I have never tried cooking with it. How am I this behind the times?

Even though my kids were clamoring to eat the Musselman's Original and Cinnamon apple sauces that arrived, I promised that they would end up enjoying it just as much once we had tried out some of the yummy recipes that had come along with them. The hardest part was deciding which to try first, as the Chewy Fruit Bars, Easy Low Fat Granola and two types of cookies sounded delicious (as well as perfectly portable to eat at home or on-the-go)!

After much debate, we opted for the Fruit & Nut Trail Cookies and got right to work gathering our ingredients.

applesauce cookies

Ingredients

½ c. Musselman's Natural Apple Sauce
½ c. sugar
½ c. brown sugar
1½ tsp. vanilla extract
2 egg whites
1¼ c. flour
1 tsp. baking soda
½ tsp. salt
¾ tsp. cinnamon
1 c. quick-cooking oats, uncooked
½ c. chocolate chips
½ c. dried cranberries
½ c. pecans (optional)

Directions

Beat apple sauce, sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla in a large bowl. In another bowl, use an electric mixer to beat egg whites until they are frothy and begin to firm up. Fold egg whites into apple sauce mixture.

Combine the flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Fold into the egg mixture. Stir in the oats, chocolate chips, pecans, and cranberries.

baking with applesauce

Drop by heaping teaspoons onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on wire rack.

applesauce cookies

I was expecting to like these cookies, but I was not prepared for just how much I would fall in love with them. The combination of the flavors all came together to work perfectly for a satisfying, sweet bite each and every time — these are definitely in the running for my new favorite cookies!

fruit and nut cookies

 Although I would like to say that our Fruit & Nut Trail Cookies lasted long enough to be packed to enjoy on our next outing, I have to admit that they didn't (mostly because of my immediate addiction to them).

The kids and I loved the sweet, slightly sticky texture of the apple sauce and oats, while the addition of the chocolate chips and dried cranberries gave an extra burst of flavor in each one. I'm definitely making these again very soon!

favorite cookies

We also had the chance to try out Musselman's Chewy Fruit Bars and Easy Low-Fat Granola and they both proved that baking with Musselman's is a definite must. Along with the four tasty recipes that were sent over, I realized there is a huge collection of recipes right on their website so that we can find new and delicious ways to incorporate apple sauce (and Musselman's other products) into many more meals and treats to come!

Whether enjoyed straight out of the container or cooked with other ingredients into a mouth-watering snack, Musselman's is perfect for eating at your kitchen table or when away from home. We tend to keep a large, family-size plastic jar in the refrigerator to pull out at meals, while the single-serving cups are a convenient favorite to pop into lunchboxes or bring on picnics. Either way leads to quite a bit of excitement!

love applesauce

Be sure to visit Musselman's website to find out more about their whole line of products, find coupons and check out their recipes. Watch out, though! Once you start eating what you've baked, it's hard to stop!

And, thanks to their generosity, one person will be able to bring home the wholesome goodness of the best apple sauce around as well, because...

One lucky person will win a prize pack of Musselman's 
apple sauce products*!

Musselman's giveaway

*Prize pack will include the four recipe cards, Musselman's Cinnamon Apple Sauce single-serve cups, Musselman's Natural Apple Sauce multi-serve jar, and Musselman's Apple Sauce single-serve cups.

(Enter with the Rafflecopter form below. If you have any questions or problems entering, there is a video tutorial found here that can help.)

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A big thank you to Musselman's for providing a prize pack for me to review as well as for one lucky giveaway winner. The opinions shared are my own and honest and if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.

202 comments:

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onesockmissing said...

I want to try the Choco-Raspberry Dream Cookie!
Thanks,
Michelle W.

J @ IHeart-Motherhood said...

I want to try the Fruit smoothie-
http://musselmans.com/Recipes/DisplayRecipe.aspx?RecipeID=354&Product=1

I think both of my kidos would love this as well! :)

KIM CRAWFORD said...

I WOULD LOVE TO TRY THE FRUIT AND NUT TRAIL MIX COOKIES. I THINK THE KIDS WOULD LOVE THEM!

kimandbutch@gmail.com

Gina F. said...

I would like to try the Jean’s Cherry-Filled Cookies.

ginaferrell3 at yahoo dot com

Sarah Lynne said...

Apple Butter Marinade for Pork sounds yummy!!!

Stephanie said...

I would like to try the dessert pizzas.

Valerie Taylor Mabrey said...

Jean’s Cherry-Filled Cookies
vmkids3 at msn dot com

D C said...

I'm definitely trying the barbecue chicken and the balsamic meat glaze. I'm sure I'll hit a dessert or two as well :)

BethElderton said...

I've been on a little smoothie kick lately and the Apple Cinnamon Smoothie sounds delicious.
bethelderton59 at gmail dot com

wigget said...

i like the Apple Butter Pumpkin Pie recipe

Wild N Mild $$$ said...

Apple Coconut Muffins sound yummy!

Jennifer Rote
wildnmild4u at yahoo dot com

*Brittany C* said...

I'd like to try their Lemon Cake Roll Recipe! Yum!

Kimberly said...

Jean's Cherry Filled Cookies
Kims2312@verizon.net

SandyM204 said...

I want to try the Pineapple Spiced Ham Slices.
sandym204@gmail.com

lgm52 said...

I'd like to try Apple Mousse Parfait

Janet W. said...

I would like to try the Angel Food Cake with Lemon Filling.
janet3rdgrade@yahoo.com

Elizabeth said...

http://musselmans.com/Recipes/DisplayRecipe.aspx?RecipeID=127&SearchTerm=pork%20chop


apple stuffed pork chops

apple blossom said...

Apple Butter Pumpkin Pie sounds yummy

Ashley said...

I would like to try the Apple Brown Betty.

Erin Rok said...

Apple butter pumpkin pie sounds good!
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jayedee said...

the Blueberry Galette with Lime Mascarpone Cream sounds wonderful!

suburban prep said...

The recipe I think I would like to try is the Cinnamon Apple Rice

msgb245 at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Applesauce oatmeal cookies. julierupert@gmail.com

Sunnymay said...

Moist and Fudgy Applesauce Brownies is the one I would make first, because chocolate talks to me and applesauce takes the place of oil as a calorie and fat saver.

Leah Baird said...

I want to try
Apple Butter Pumpkin Pie.

Jennifer Van Dahm said...

Jean's Cherry-filled Cookies! My son is obsessed with cherries!
jennifer (at) jennifervandahm.com

debbie said...

I like the apple harvest cake recipe.

Tara said...

Dessert Pizzas
tara.huff(at)gmail(dot)com

SueZH said...

The Apple Graham Cracker Dessert sounds yummy.

Jessica said...

I'd love to try the Cinnamon Apple Rice recipe!

jek9880 at gmail dot com

Kelly N. said...

Visit Musselman's recipes and use the search box to find one that you would like to try (leave a comment on this post with the name of the recipe).



Apple Butter Pumpkin Pie

Tara Swadley said...

Apple butter pumpkin pie.

blessedintexas said...

Awesome Apple Butter Breakfast Cake
kim(at)kimberlychance(dot)com

Jackie said...

I'd like to try the recipe for Sweet & Spicy Chicken Wings using the Apple Butter.
Thanks!

shopannies said...

love the sound of the apple pumpkin pie recipe yummy

amy linderman said...

apple cinnamon smoothie!

Katie Kondek said...

I would love to try their Apple Crisp recipe. Yum!
kkondek at gmail.com

michele376 said...

I would like to try the Apple Fritters.
beh2351@frontier.com

Anonymous said...

I would love to try the applesauce donuts.
kathy f

Anonymous said...

The Apple Cobbler sounds yummy!
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JSweeps said...

I'd like to try Apple Butter Pumpkin Pie

Tracy said...

apple butter pumpkin pie!

Seyma Bennett Shabbir said...

http://musselmans.com/Recipes/DisplayRecipe.aspx?RecipeID=93&Type=Breakfast
Swedish Apple Cake
seyma_bennett@hotmail.com

coliebear said...

I would like to try the apple butter pumpkin pie.
lenz.nicole(at)gmail(dot)com

LesleyfromWI said...

Apple Butter Pumpkin Pie

Brandi Elam said...

My husband would love the Apple Butter Pumpkin Pie!

Sarah Rainwater said...

fruit smoothie!

kellyr78 said...

I would like to try the Apple Harvest Cake
kellywcuATyahooDOTcom

Angela Holland said...

the apple butter pumpkin pie sounds good to me

griperang at embarqmail dot com

loulelurk said...

The Maple Nut Apple Butter Syrup recipe looks so good!

Anonymous said...

Holy Shmolies! http://musselmans.com/Recipes/DisplayRecipe.aspx?RecipeID=370
Cherry Glazed Chocolate Mousse Brownies OM NOM NOM!
-mike s.

crystletellerday said...

apple butter pumpkin pie crystletellerday@yahoo.com

Tamra said...

Wow, Apple Butter Pumpkin Pie sounds fantastic! My husband would love it.

A Godly Homemaker said...

apple butter pumpkin pie please!!

Calli said...

Apple Coconut muffins sound great!

♡♥♬ Louis ♬♥♡ said...

I like the Acorn Squash Sausage Bake recipe

Thank you for hosting this giveaway

Louis
pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

Christa said...

The Hawaiian Pie sounds yummy!

Carol said...

I would like to try the apple butter pumpkin pie.
brand242003@yahoo.com

Aralynlove said...

Apple Butter Pumpkin Pie

susan1215 said...

I'd like to try the Apple Brown Betty

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Hoa said...

I would like to try the Chocolate Chip Macadamia Nut Cookies recipe.

alittlepieceofheaven777(at)yahoo(dot)com

sherylssg said...

I would like to make the Apple Sauce Cheddar Bread.

sflickinger at rocketmail dot com

Maryea said...

Banana Walnut Muffins sounds good.

Reeva M. said...

the apple brown betty

Nikki said...

I'd like to try the Banana Apple Streusel Muffins recipe :) ngiraldi at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

the Appled Sweet Potatoes recipe looks amazing!!

Anonymous said...

Dessert pizzas

Gkuroda(at)gmail.com

enizete said...

Gonna try the Mahogany Asian Chicken Wings....yuhmmmm!!

Selinda said...

I'd love to try the Apple Butter Pumpkin Pie!

Thanks,

selinda_mccumbers at yahoo.com

mogrill said...

Cinnamon apple rice. YUM
Thanks for the chance.
mogrill12@gmail.com

Rosemary said...

I always have to buy lots of containers of applesauce. My hubby eats a cup of Musselman's apple sauce everyday. All by itself with lots of cinnamon on the top. He's happy, so I'm happy too!!

Ravyn Jazper-Hawke said...

I would like to try the Swedish apple cake.

Frugal Tumbleweed Acres said...

The Choco Raspberry Dream Cookie.
gourdsrmylife(at)yahoo(dot)com

Jeni Lynn Monroe said...

would love to try the apple cobbler

Anonymous said...

I would like to try the dessert pizza.

astormer at comcast dot net

Katie Kondek said...

RT https://twitter.com/#!/ktkatherine/status/203293146497560576
kkondek at gmail.com

Lane Mahnke said...

The desert pizzas look delicious!

Cindy Merrill said...

The Apple Stuffed PorkChops sound scrumptious.
writer61-at-yahoo-dot-com

Karen said...

The FRUIT AND NUT TRAIL MIX COOKIES sound wonderful :)

ktgonyea at gmail.com

LaurKnotter said...

I would love to try the Apple Butter Pie.

puye said...

I want to try the Choco-Raspberry Dream Cookie
agnesye@hotmail.com

julie said...

Appled Sweet Potatoes!

llinda29 said...

I want to makeAcorn Squash Sausage Bake

Lindsay, dozer_bug@yahoo.com said...

acorn squash sausage bake

KPort207 said...

Choco-Raspberry Dream Cookie sounds great

kport207 at gmail dot com

Lloyd Family said...

i would love to try the apple biscuits
http://musselmans.com/Recipes/DisplayRecipe.aspx?RecipeID=260&Product=1
jenny lloyd

Jessica T. said...

I would like to try the Apple Brown Betty recipe.

Brittani said...

The dessert pizzas. Yum!

brittanif at gmail dot com

STF said...

the Apple Cinnamon Smoothie SOUNDS GREAT...Perfect for our diabetic pts!

Diane Zielinski said...

I'd like to try Grandma's Apple Spice cookies.

Angela Marion said...

Apple cheesecake pie

DevotedMommy said...

Apple Butter Pumpkin Pie!

lterek1027@gmail.com

Jan Messali said...

I'd like to make the Apple Harvest Cake.

Terra H. said...

Caramel Apple Streusel Dessert Pizza with Cinnamon Mascarpone
Thanks
partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

Ryan said...

I would like to make the dessert pizza with the kids.

Jessica said...

apple biscuits

SavingCommonCents said...

Blueberry Snack Bars!

jlafount said...

Apple Butter Pumpkin Pie sounds tasty

Maggie said...

I want try the Monkey Bread using apple butter.

Jennifer T. said...

I'd love to make the Banana Walnut Muffins.
jtmagmom73(at)gmail(dot)com

Liz said...

Buttermilk Spice Layer Cake

Ann Fantom said...

I would like to make Musselman's Good Morning Muffins recipe.

abfantom at yahoo dot com

Nicole said...

apple butter marinade for chicken

latanya said...

apple butter pumpkin pie

Rachel said...

apple butter pumpkin pie

AngelWinner said...

Apple butter pumpkin pie
angelababy2007@live.com

Miss Sarah said...

I'd love to try lots of them including this one: http://musselmans.com/Recipes/DisplayRecipe.aspx?RecipeID=113&Type=Breakfast

Thanks for the giveaway!

Amy V said...

apple crisp!

annae07 at aol dot com

Jennifer said...

Apple butter pumpkin pie sounds AMAZING!

Tammy S said...

The Apple Cheesecake Pie sounds so good! Yum!

polly said...

the green summer salsa sounds good
pkeintz@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Apple Coconut Muffins
marypopmom@yahoo.com

Angie said...

Acorn Squash Bake, definitely

lisagee1234 said...

The Apple Butter Pumpkin Pie recipe sounds really good.

Real Life FA said...

Sweet apple crispers with sugar and cinnamon

Jessica Anderson said...

I would love to try the Caramel Apple Gingerbread recipe.

jessicabanks1721@yahoo.com

sparkedcat said...

The apple butter pumpkin pie.

Mandy B said...

The applesauce donuts sound good.

Brooke M Adametz said...

My kids would love the fruit pancakes!

Angel said...

apple butter pumpkin pie

Betty said...

The Fruit n Nut Trail Cookies look great! Thanks for the giveaway!

Katie R. said...

I would like to try the Apple Fritters

Christine Jessamine said...

i would love to try the Apricot Shortbread!

christinejessamine at hotmail dot com

Kendra Warstler said...

American Flag Cake

lisa said...

Jean’s Cherry-Filled Cookies

Anonymous said...

Apple Coconut Muffins

dtourtelotatgmaildotcom

Giveaway Gal said...

Apple butter cheesecake.

janetfaye said...

Apple Cheesecake Pie.

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

Shay Shay said...

As it happens, this is my favorite brand of applesauce. We love the Unsweetened one.

I'm not a baker so the fact that there are so many simple recipes on their website really appeal to me. For starters, I would try the Banana Walnut Muffins (a favorite).
http://musselmans.com/Recipes/DisplayRecipe.aspx?RecipeID=217&Product=1

Pat said...

I'd like to try Apple Coconut Muffins.
pkildow at gmail dot com

amy beth marantino said...

Why Go Out Strawberry Peanut Butter Pie

Stefanie Elysse Hurtado said...

I'd love to try the Awesome Apple Butter Breakfast Cake!!

Sara Wood said...

Old-Fashioned Applesauce cake

SuperNeena said...

Chocolate Chip Macadamia Nut Cookies. marine.mom42@hotmail.com

lilyk said...

I would like to try the Acorn Squash Sausage Bake recipe.

Caryn said...

I'd like to try the Good Morning Muffins

caryn9802 at yahoo dot com

MommaMary said...

I thought ther Apple Cheesecake Pie sounded delicious!

katja9_10 said...

I would like to try the Lemon Cake Roll Recipe.

Les Johnson

Savingwith Saveone said...

I'd like to try the Peachy Enchiladas
chavonne.harvey@yahoo.com

Jennifer R said...

I would like to try the Apple and Blue Cheese Slaw from their recipe site.

Tina Bartunek said...

Apple Cinnamon Smoothie

Ms Penny Pincher said...

I'd like to make Apple Butter Pumpkin Pie.

MELINA said...

I would like to try the apple butter pumpkin pie

Romapr said...

The Swedish Apple Cake recipe sounds delicious. Thanks!

romapup at gmail dot com

clynsg said...

The Hidden Treasure Cake would be a fun one for a treat.

cgclynsg0 @ gmail dot com

Robin T said...

I would love to try the Apple Harvest Cake

rtrexel@gmail.com

Alexa said...

i'd like to make the Apple Cheesecake Pie

Stacy said...

The Easy Beef Teriyaki. I would've never thought to use applesauce like that, but it sounds delicious.

the imagine tree at aol dot com

Jennifer said...

I want to try the Lemon Cake Roll.

jennylovesjeff (at) hotmail (dot) com

Tim Stephens said...

I'm going to try to make the Apple Fritters

yellowlabs said...

Apple Crisp

Teresa H. said...

Apple Brown Betty.

ltlbitone said...

I would try the Craig's Apple Pork Chops

ltlbit1 at hotmail dot com

Marissa said...

I would love to try Apple Cinnamon Smoothie

lovefreestuff17 at gmail dot com

KatieRox4You said...

I would love to try the apple butter pumpkin pie!
Thanks!
katielovesdeals@yahoo.com

Angela H said...

The Apple Coconut Muffins sound great!

reddon30 said...

Apple Sauce Chocolate Chip Bars

alicia zirjacks said...

I would love to try the Apple Sauce Cheddar Bread

Anonymous said...

Apple Butter Pumpkin Pie is my recipe of choice!

theyyyguy@yahoo.com

Hotsnotty2 said...

I would like to try the Swedish apple cake.

Hotsnotty2@hotmail.com

bbrittbrat1398 said...

apple butter pumpkin pie sounds really good.
BBrittBrat1398@yahoo.com

Light474 said...

I'd like to try the Apple-Pecan Delight which lets you use Splenda instead of sugar for dietary needs. :)

annemarie562000 said...

I would love to try the Apple Harvest Cake!

annemarie562000(at)yahoo(dot)com

daveshir2005 said...

I would like to try Apple Butter Marinade for Beef

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Storm, The Psychotic Housewife said...

The Awesome Apple Butter Breakfast Cake sounds delish! :)

CAJUNMAN12 said...

I want to try the Fruit smoothi

Damian J

squiresj said...

acorn squash sausage bake because with my husband diabetic I could work it.
jrs362 at hotmail dot com

Brandy C said...

The Green Summer Salsa

bcmama2012[at[yahoo.com

amasfun47 said...

The apple cinnamon smoothie sounds good

Kristie said...

I'd like to try the Apple Coconut Muffins.

khmorgan_00 [at] yahoo [dot] com

CarrieAnn13 said...

The good morning muffins sound good

willdebbie said...

apple butter pumpkin pie
christal c
willdebbie97 at yahoo dot com

Lisa said...

I'd like to try the Apple Fritters

Peachesncream887(at)hotmail(dot)com

Nicole C. said...

I would love to try the Apple Cheesecake Pie.

choateorama(at)gmail(dot)com

schueler1 said...

Apple Butter Pumpkin Pie
schueler.jessica@yahoo.com

pauline15 said...

I would love to try the Old-Fashioned Applesauce Cake!
pauline15_01(at)hotmail(dot)com

Dorothy7 said...

I would like to try the Apple Butter Pumpkin Pie!!!

Erica C. said...

The Coconut Cream Coffee Cake sounds good.
ericacarnes(at)gmail(dot)com

Ellie W. said...

I didn't have to go far to see Apple Pumpkin Pie! :)

Ellie W.
fcorin13 at yahoo dot com

tavernie said...

The Apple Chicken Bake sounds good!
ptavernie at yahoo dot com

mary gardner said...

apple brown betty

marygardner49 at aol dot com

Lori Hart said...

I want to try the Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Apple Butter Glaze

rugerpuppies at hotmail dot com

Erica G said...

I would like to try the Swedish Apple Cake.
cinderwhims at gmail dot com

Lisa Fonseca said...

I would love to try the Chocolate Chip Macadamia Nut Cookies recipe.

Zachary Moore said...

Apple Butter Pumpkin Pie

amyd said...

strawberry angel roll
ardelong2(at)gmail(dot)com

missrantsypants said...

Apple Butter Pumpkin pie.


clarkmurdock@yahoo.com
melanie montgomery

KiddieKapers said...

omg i want this NOW!!!

Paula Deen Frito and Corn Salad Recipe

brendaelsner said...

I would like to try the Apple Butter cheesecake.

Leslie S. said...

I want to try the peaches and cream cake recipe.

Niko said...

I'd love to try the Apple Butter Pumpkin Pie! :)

Jim said...

i would like to try the apple chicken

jim.coyne2@verizon.net

RambleSAHM said...

I want to try the apple cinnamon sun tea!

ZESTYWONDERLAND said...

I would love to try the French Toast Apple Cobbler Recipe!
zestywonderland@gmail.com

Gaines7 said...

Hello, how are you? Thank you for this opportunity. I like the 'Apple sauce chocolate chip bars.' gainessimmons@aol.com

Gianna said...

Swedish Apple Cake.

Jessica said...

Banana Walnut Muffins.

Sandra K321 said...

The Apple Coconut Muffins; one son loves coconut and the other apples.

wallindeb said...

Apple Butter Pumpkin Pie
wallindeb@yahoo.com

Breanne said...

Apple Cinnamon Smoothie

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