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Marvelous Apple Muffins

Recipes By October 31, 2015 Tags: , , , , No Comments

Muffins are a wonderful food for both adults and kids. They freeze well, transport well and are easy to make. A batch can be whipped up in just a few minutes, usually with ingredients on hand. You can even substitute ingredients, if necessary – muffins are very cooperative and forgiving.

I still have apples left over from apple picking the other day. I didn’t want them to go to waste, so I decided to make a batch of apple muffins. I have been making these delicious muffins for years. They are incredibly moist. You could add some chopped nuts or raisins if you desire.

Apple Muffins

Makes 12 regular sized muffinsresized-apple muffins

  • 1 cup flour
  • ½ cups rolled oats (I used old fashioned oats)
  • 6 Tbs. sugar
  • ½ tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ¼ cup almond milk or regular milk
  • ¼ cup orange juice
  • 2 Tbs. butter – melted
  • ½ tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 egg – beaten
  • 1 ½ cups apples – peeled, cored and grated

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Stir together flour, oats, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt in medium bowl.
In small bowl stir together milk, orange juice, melted butter, vanilla and egg.
Make a well in center of flour mixture and add wet ingredients, stirring just until moist. Fold in apples.
Spoon batter into 12 muffin cups.
Bake for 15 – 18 minutes. Cool on wire rack.
*I use a toothpick to test for doneness.
Adapted from a recipe found in Live Right September 2008 (shoprite.com)

 

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Delicious Apple Crisp

Recipes By October 15, 2015 Tags: , , No Comments

I went apple picking with my granddaughter and her great-grandmother, Gigi, who was visiting us last week.  It is the thing to do when the leaves start turning beautiful colors and the morning air gets a little cooler.  We got carried away and came home with pounds and pounds of apples.  Gigi, after assessing the mountain of apples on the table, asked if I had an apple crisp recipe.  In fact, I do and it’s a good one.

How to make an easy apple crisp:

  •  4 to 6 apples (peeled, cored and sliced
  •  8 graham cracker squares (2 ½ inches each) finely chopped (I suggest putting them in a sealable    gallon plastic bag and gently smashing  them with a rolling pin)
  •  ¾ cup brown sugar, packed
  •  ½ cup rolled oats
  •  ½ cup flour
  •  1 tsp. cinnamon
  •  ½ tsp. nutmeg
  •  ½ cup butter (melted)

Fill baking (microwave safe) dish ¾ full of sliced apples.  Combine graham cracker crumbs, sugar, oats, flour and spices.  Add melted butter and mix well.  (*I mix all the ingredients in the same bag as the graham cracker crumbs.  Then add the melted butter to the bag and mix.  It saves washing another bowl.)  Spoon mixture over the sliced apples.

Microwave:  Cook on High for 12-15 minutes or until apples are tender.  *If your microwave doesn’t rotate automatically, then turn the dish half way through.

Oven: preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Bake for 30 minutes or until apples are tender.

Cool slightly.  Serve with ice cream or whipped cream.

Makes 6-8 servings

resized-apple crispPost linked to Tuesday Talk and Thursday’s Favorite Things over at All That’s Jas

 

 

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