Friday, September 21, 2012
Apple Harvest Muffins
The other day, I was showing a friend of ours Pinterest.
While on there, I was looking at my boards.
Not "my boards," because I'm not on Pinterest.
My mom is on Pinterest.
I ghost pin for her.
That way, she looks cool and has followers.
I started doing that for her when she showed me Pinterest and I noticed she had followers
who were following nothing because she didn't have any boards.
How boring is that.
So I'm helping her.
I'm a good daughter that way!
On her/my board of Breakfast or Breads or something like that is this idea.
So I looked it over and made some modifications.
Here's the finished product.
See if you like it!
*I've since made and tried these muffins. I think they're a bit dry, not overly sweet, and needs a little bit more flavor. You'll find my suggestions at the bottom of this post. One of my friends who tried the muffin said she "really liked it."
Apple Harvest Muffins
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 egg, beaten
1 cup milk
1/4 cup oil
1/2 cup packed brown sugar (I used dark brown sugar)
2 diced Granny Smith apples
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup old fashioned oats
4 T butter
Preheat oven to 375
Mix dry ingredients in large mixing bowl.
Mix wet ingredients and apples in a smaller bowl.
Add the wet mixture to dry mixture, mixing well.
Scoop into greased muffin tins. I made jumbo muffins and it easily made 6. This recipe probably yields 1 dozen regular muffins.
Mix topping ingredients in small bowl and sprinkle evenly over the muffins. For the jumbo muffins I sprinkled about 2 TBSP on each muffin. You can probably sprinkle about 1 TBSP on a regular muffin.
Bake for 25 minutes or until done.
Remove from the pan and enjoy!
*I'd add 1/4 cup more oil. The recipe originally called for 1/2 cup, but I thought that was too much, with moistness coming from the apples. But I was wrong! I'd add the full 1/2 cup.
I'd add 1-2 tsp. of cinnamon or apple pie spice. I think it needs a little something.
I used 2 apples, but you could easily use 3 and if you're a raisin fan, that might be a good addition too.
I personally liked the topping. It was a modification from the original recipe, but I'm going to keep it as I have printed.