Saturday, November 14, 2009

Spiced Apple Muffins

1 egg
1/2 C. milk
1/4 C. vegetable oil
1 1/2 C. flour
1/2 C. sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1 T. vanilla
2 medium apples, any variety, peeled, cored, and diced
1 T. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. nutmeg

Heat oven to 400. Line muffin tin with muffin cups.

Beat egg, stir in milk and oil. Combine remaining ingredients in separate bowl, then stir into milk mixture, stirring until dry ingredients are just moistened. In a separate bowl, combine apples, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Toss until well coated. FOld apples into muffin batter. Batter should be lumpy. Fill cups 3/4 full with mixture.
Bake 20-23 minutes or til golden brown on top.

Yield = 10 muffins


Add 2 T. ginger (minced or ground) in place of cinnamon and nutmeg and replace apples with pears.

Add 1 C. fresh or frozen blueberries in place of apples and omit spices

Add 2 medium peaches in place of apples, add 3-4 T. brown sugar in place of spices

Add 1/2 C. chopped walnuts and 1 C. cranberries, fresh or frozen in place of apples, replace vanilla with rum extract. optional - replace milk with orange juice or juice blend

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