Monday, September 7, 2009

A is for Apple (muffins)




School is but a day or two away. Most likely you will want to spend the last day of summer outside, in the yard, at the beach or park with family and friends. Unless it's raining where you live. Or you have a sick little one. Then you'll want to bake. Why not bake something healthy and nutritious and delicious? Give the kids this treat before school starts tomorrow. You'll thank me!

Ingredients:

1 cup of granulated sugar
1 cup of brown sugar
3 cups of flour, unbleached
2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 cup of canola oil
2 eggs
1 tsp of vanilla

1 cup of unsweetened applesauce
1/2 cup of skim or 1% milk
2 small or 1 large apple cut into 1/4 inch pieces (leave the skins on for extra fiber!)
1 cup of raisins (dried cranberries could be substituted)
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees

- In a large mixing bowl add your dry ingredients, mix well
- Add eggs, oil, milk and vanilla, mix well
- Stir in apples and raisins

Line muffin tins with paper liners or spray with a non-stick cooking spray.
Fill each cup about 3/4 to the top.
Bake for about 25 minutes.
(My muffin tins are 2 different sizes. This made 48 muffins, medium and large.)

We gobbled up a few initially and then placed the rest in a Ziplock bag and tossed them into the freezer. For future use.)

3 comments:

~Bobbi~ said...

Yum!!!!

Karen said...

I'm in a muffin-making mode right now. I'll definitely have to try these!

Snooky doodle said...

apple muffins sound delicious! does an apple muffin a day keeps the doctor away count too :)