Sunday, January 17, 2010

Spicy Apple Ginger Muffins

2 C. all purpose flour ($.15)
1 T. baking powder ($.05)
1 T. ginger ($.10)
1/2 C. brown sugar ($.10)
2 large eggs ($.15)
1 C. apple juice or milk ($.15)
6 T. melted margarine, slightly cooled ($.15)
1 1/4 tsp. rum extract ($.25)
1/2 tsp. nutmeg ($.05)
2 medium apples, peeled, cored, and chopped fine ($.39)

Preheat oven to 400.

Line 12 muffin cups with muffin cups or grease very well.

Sift together flour, baking powder, and ginger. Stir in sugar. In a separate bowl, lightly beat eggs and margarine together. Mix in extract. Fold egg mixture into flour mixture, mixing until just combined. Toss chopped apple with nutmeg, fold in gently into the batter.

Spoon mixture evenly into 12 muffin cups.
Bake 17-20 minutes, until lightly golden brown and firm to the touch.

Drizzle with honey, if desired
Yields = 12 muffins
$1.54 for 12 muffins or $.13 each

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