Saturday, November 21, 2009

Applesauce Muffins

These are really good.  I got them from the nurse practitioner that's in Taylor and Bailey's pediatrician's office.  I was bringing cupcakes into Taylor's class for her birthday and also needed a "healthy option" for the kids.  I omitted the nuts from the muffins but I bet that makes it extra yummy.  I can't say if the kids liked them or not.  Not because they chose the cupcakes ove the muffins but because Taylor ended up with the flu and we didn't get to bring either in.  I can say I liked them and so did Bailey. :-)

2 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 cups sugar (reserve 1/2 cup until the end.  Sometimes the apples are sweet enough and you don't need the other 1/2.  I did end up adding it but I like them sweet and probably could have added more.)
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp table salt
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
2 extra large eggs
1 1/2 cup applesauce
1/2 cup melted butter
1 cup peeled, chopped apples (granny smith's or gala)
1/2 cup chopped nuts

  1. Stir together flour, 1 cup sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
  2. Mix in eggs, applesauce, and butter.
  3. Next add the apples and nuts.
  4. Now taste.  If you want it sweeter add the remaining 1/2 cup sugar.
  5. Spoon into muffin pan and bake at 350 for approx 15-20 minutes or when toothpick comes out clean.
It made approx 18 muffins.

A tip my mom gave me was not to stir the mix too much or it won't come out too fluffy.  Stir until it's just moistened.  Thanks Chef Lynn!

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