Sunday, April 16, 2006

A convenient recipe

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?


Anonymous said...

These look great.
We spent the weekend at my parents and I always eat to much there.

Wanda said..., not really. I ate a few things I shouldn't but nothing really bad. I am really sticking to the 'diet' the dr. gave me - mostly.
I did eat one tiny chocolate egg. And over all, I had about 5 or 6 bites of sausage. The few bites of beef fajitas I had were probably not the best thing. I should haver stuck with the chicken. And I finally did put a tiny bit of Miracle Whip in the deviled eggs...