Monday, March 28, 2011

Apple Muffins

Our family loves any kind of fruit muffins. 

Apples are a staple in our house so I can always whip up a batch or two if I have no other fruit.

My happy helper, L4, stirs together the dry ingredients.

I've been using organic spelt flour for the last few months with happy results.

It's easy to sneak whole grains into your baking.  Your kids may not even realize it.  Explain to them why it's important.  A lot of our parenting should be educating our kids to eat better and take care of themselves.  We teach them to brush their teeth. We should teach them to eat healthy.

Simple pantry ingredients: Flour, sweetener, baking powder, salt, cinnamon...

Mix the wet ingredients: Eggs, oil, vanilla.

Pour the wet into the dry. 

I just love action shots!

Peel and cut up 2 apples.

I used an organic granny smith and a gala apple.  Sometimes I like to use the wrinkly apples that aren't the greatest for snacking on.

No waste here.

Gently fold in the apples.

Scoop the batter into muffin cups and bake for 15 minutes or so, till browned and done.

I sprinkled a tiny bit of raw sugar on top.

Apple Muffins
2 cups flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup sweetener (sugar, agave nectar, honey)
1/3 cup oil (or use half oil and half applesauce)
3/4 cup apple juice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 egg
1 + cup applesauce, peeled and diced

Preheat oven to 400 degrees (F)
Mix dry ingredients in a bowl
Mix wet ingredients in a separate bowl, blend well.
Add wet to dry and still just combined.
Fold in apples.
Fill muffin cups  (Optional: sprinkle raw sugar over muffin tops)
Bake 15-20 minutes till done.

Try not to eat them all at once.  It might be helpful to double the batch! I can never make just 1 dozen muffins in my household.  We would have an all out WAR! A muffin war.

I have also doubled the recipe and made a cake in a 13x9 baking dish.  Just adjust the baking time to 40-45 minutes.

They're applelicious!
The Lunch Lady



Denise said...

Just seen you on Fox 17 and you said FOUR BOYS sooooooooo, of course I had to say hello!!! Isn't fox great? :) Are you on facebook? Twitter? Hoping to stay connected with you!

The Lunch Lady said...

I am thenewlunchlady on twitter

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Thanks Denise!