Sunday, October 10, 2010

Change of seasons

Well, I think it's supposed to be fall ... they're predicting 87 degrees today.

But I have pumpkins on the doorstep, and fresh apples to eat, so I guess it's fall.

Decided to splurge on a half-bushel of apples from the orchard, so of course, we have to eat them. Here's one of the recipes I tried:

Apple Muffins
1 egg
1 cup milk
1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup sugar
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon sea salt (I use regular salt)
3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
2 1/2 medium apples, peeled and coarsely grated

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease a muffin tin (or use paper muffin cups) Combine egg, milk and oil in a medium bowl by hand with a spoon or fork. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder,salt and cinnamon with a fork. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour the wet ingredients into it. Add the grated apples, and then mix until all the ingredients are moistened. Spoon the batter into the tin. Bake 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Makes 12 muffins (your mileage may vary depending on the size of your muffin tins. )

Personally, I think these could be a bit sweeter, though I suppose it depends on the apple. Next time, I think I'll boost the sugar to a 1/2 cup, or maybe add a tablespoon of honey.

1 comment:

Heather said...

Those sound yummy, and they look really easy to make! We plan on going to "apple hill" in the next few weeks, I might just have to give these a try if all of our apples don't get eaten up in two days.