Easy Spicy Apple Sauce Muffins
Old Fashioned Muffin Recipes Copyright 1993
2 cups whole wheat flour I used whole wheat pastry flour
2 tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. baking soda
½ tsp. salt
½ tsp. cinnamon
½ tsp. nutmeg I omitted the nutmeg and added another 1/2 tsp of cinnamon
2 eggs, beaten
¼ cup vegetable oil
4 Tbs. brown sugar
1 ½ cups applesauce I used applesauce sweetened with apple juice
½ cup raisins
Mix dry ingredients in a mixing bowl. Set aside. Combine eggs, oil, sugar and applesauce separately. Stir liquid mixture into dry ingredients with a few, quick strokes till batter is moist and lumpy. Spoon into greased muffin cups. I sprinkled them with a bit of sugar. Bake at 375 degrees F 20-25 minutes.
Last night when we got home from the Easter festivities, I realized I had no recipe to post today. I was going to take the day off but then I decided that muffins would be simple to mix up and quick to bake. I literally picked the first recipe that I had all the ingredients to make, and one that didn't require and extra effort (such as creaming butter and sugar together), so I didn't really have any expectations for these. It turned out that these were wonderful - moist but not greasy, sweet enough but not overly sweet. This recipe is definitely a keeper.
This recipe didn't really come from a cookbook, it was more of a pamplet. I picked it up in the local Amish store for just a couple of dollars. That's how I get my 'fix' sometimes since there aren't many cookbooks sold locally, and the cookbooks in the Amish store are kind of pricey for what they are.
Question of the Day: Did you eat too much this weekend?