Monday, December 10, 2012
Our little apple tree gave us quite the harvest of apples this year. I peeled, cored, and sliced the apples and froze them into three-cup servings to make pies and muffins with. You can use fresh or frozen apples or unsweetened applesauce in this recipe. The muffins pictured above were made with my frozen apples. These muffins are so delicious and moist! They are perfect for breakfast, a snack, or even dessert with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Apple Muffin Recipe
2 cups unbleached flour
1 cup sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp allspice
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1-1/2 cups of apple puree or unsweetened applesauce
2/3 cup water (if using applesauce, put in 1/2 cup water instead)
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 tsp vanilla
Sugar in the Raw
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
If using frozen apples, you'll need about 3 cups of frozen, peeled, apple slices. Let them thaw out in the fridge, then add them to a food processor or blender and "Liquify" them into puree. If using fresh apples, it will take about 4 to 6 apples to get the 1-1/2 cups of puree. Peel the slices, then run the apple slices over a grater and grate the apples. Then add the grated apples to a food processor or blender and "Liquify" them. In the end, you want 1-1/2 cups of apple puree.
Mix the dry ingredients together in a medium mixing bowl. Add the wet ingredients and mix thoroughly. Spray your muffin tins with non-stick cooking spray and pour the batter in. Top with a sprinkling of Sugar in the Raw. Bake for 20 minutes. Makes 16 muffins.
If you want to make Apple Bread instead of muffins, pour the batter into a loaf pan sprayed with non-stick cooking spray, sprinkle on some Sugar in the Raw, and bake it at 375 degrees for 1 hour, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the loaf comes out clean. Let cool thoroughly before slicing. This bread and these muffins freeze well.