Tuesday, August 22, 2006
An Apple a Day
I LOVE APPLES! Last night when I decided to make muffins (I think my roommate likes having them for breakfast) I was in the mood to make apple muffins. So, I pulled the recipe from Nic's blog and made some modifications. One of my modifications was NOT SO GOOD. I tried to make a topping for the muffins but didn't use a recipe. Now, I haven't made muffin toppings any...so...the topping ended up as soggy oatmeal. Yuk! Another thing I noticed was that my apples, which were gala and, thus, red, turned a teal green color after cooking. Has anyone else seen this?
The muffins were nice and moist. They weren't too sweet but were sweetened by the apples. Although they were good, I still like the whole grain muffins best so far.
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
scant 1/2 cup AP flour
3/4 cup white sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1 cup buttermilk
2 eggs or egg substitute equivalent to 2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup chopped apple (1 large apple)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray muffin tin or line with muffin cups. Sift together dry ingredients in bowl (flour through nutmeg). Mix buttermilk, eggs, and vanilla in small bowl. Add to dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Fold in apple. Scoop batter into prepared tins (I got 12 muffins and 4 muffin tops). Bake for 16-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into center of muffin comes out clean. Remove to cooling rack and cool.
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Yum! I might make some muffins this weekend. It's been a few weeks since I made any.
Have you ever watched the new Food Network Show called Healthy Appetite with Ellie Krieger? It's on Saturday at 1:00pm.
She is a nutritionist and makes healthy alternatives to usually full fat unhealthy recipes. I like her. She has a recipe for Apple Muffins that I want to try. Maybe you'll get to them before I do!
Paula - There's something about making muffins that I really like. If only I liked eating them more!
Annie - I do watch FN but haven't seen a full episode of Ellie's show. What I have seen looks good; I'm just usually not at home when it comes on.
Can't wait until apple picking. Soon!!! apple pies galore.
Crystal - I've never made an apple pie, but after learning that my brother (who is PICKY about his desserts) likes them I am definitely making one this year. Any suggestions as to a lattice top vs. crumble top?
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