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

topping:
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.

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