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Triple Apple Muffins

by Nick
apple muffins

Lots of apple going on here!

If you’re reading this than one of three things went down today:

1) The rapture is upon us. You have not been saved, like me, and will be forced to suffer on this Earth until it ends five months from now.
2) The rapture is upon us. You were saved (congrats) and they have Internet connectivity in Heaven (double congrats).
3) The rapture didn’t happen.

Whatever the outcome, I figured I would make muffins.

Because even unsaved humans like myself enjoy a good muffin now and then!

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10-12 muffins
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Triple Apple Muffins

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 Cup rolled oats
  • 1/4 Cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 Teaspoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 Teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 Teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 Cup butter, melted
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 Cup apple sauce
  • 1 Cup apple juice
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 large apple (Gala works well), peeled, cored and diced
  • Raw sugar, optional topping

Directions

1) Peel, core, and dice the apple.

2) Mix dry ingredients together in a large bowl and fold in apple pieces.

3) Mix wet ingredients together in a separate bowl.

4) Fold wet ingredients into dry ingredients and stir to combine.

5) Spoon mixture into a buttered muffin tin.  Fill up the muffins until they overflow slightly.  They won't rise that much.

6) Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes until they are cooked through.

7) Let cool for a few minutes before serving.

Apple Packed!

Ok. Enough Rapture jokes. In reality, the idea for these muffins came to me because we had some extra apples laying around and I figured I’d add them to some muffins. Once I was thinking apples though, I realized that apples come in many different forms, so I can add it to muffins in multiple ways!

Three different ways to be exact.

apples

Apples. Three ways!

I’m not sure why I photographed two apples in the above photo. I only used one for the recipe.

Start by mixing all your dry ingredients in a large bowl. Once they are combined well, add in your apples. Definitely peel and core your apple for this recipe. I kept my apples in reasonably big chunks because I liked the idea of having some real apple pieces in the muffins.

Fold in the apples once the dry mixture is ready.

dry stuff

Nice apple chunks.

Meanwhile, in a separate bowl, mix together the apple juice, apple sauce, butter, egg, and vanilla.

You’ll end up with a kind of strange slurry mixture that, well, smells like apples.

wet stuff

Strange brew....

Mix the wet stuff into the dry stuff and your batter is ready to go!

batter

All mixed up.

A Muffin Fail

Ok. You guys know that I’m always honest. The first time I made these muffins they didn’t work out. They were really bland and they didn’t really resemble muffins at all.

More like large hockey pucks. See?

fail

Fail alert.

So I adjusted the recipe a bit and the one above is the good version.

When you’re ready to bake these guys, butter your muffin tin and fill them up until they overflow a bit. These muffins don’t rise as much as some.

So you can really fill up the tins.

filled

Try it again...

Sprinkle on a bit of raw sugar if you want and bake these guys for 20-25 minutes at 350 degrees.

Let them cool for a few minutes when they come out.

Now these are more like it!

much better

Could already tell these were better.

My second attempt of these muffins turned out ten times better.

For starters, they actually look like muffins!

another look

One other angle...

These had a nice light flavor, but the apple flavor was pretty intense. I don’t think it would be possible to have a more apple-flavored muffin.

So, in short, if you’re an apple fan, then these are for you!