Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Fall is here

The temperature doesn't show it but on Saturday we have Harvest Fest in Montello and I am busy finding some muffin recipes for the pancake breakfast and bake sale. It should be a fairly busy day downtown and it is kind of sad to watch the shop get empty but.....nose to the grindstone and looking ahead to the diner. I will still make the sweaters and hats for Josphines in Watertown and the etsy shop. I will get much more done at home, I have already painted the living room and changed things around and the bathroom. The kitchen could use some tender loving care and it keeps my mind busy while all the paper work and waiting goes on. Not that my two little helpers don't keep me busy enough. The shop will officially close October 31st. So there will be big sales as I don't want to store anything and will be making new items for the fall and Christmas shows I plan on doing.

Apple Muffins

These apple muffins smell like apple pie when they're baking. If you can't find cinnamon chips in your local supermarket, simply leave them out. Or use chocolate chips or butterscotch chips instead.
The walnut streusel topping gives these apple muffins wonderful crunch.

Prep Time: 15 minu
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

•1 cup all-purpose flour
•1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
•1 Tbsp. baking powder
•1/2 tsp. cinnamon
•1/4 tsp. salt
•2 Tbsp. butter, melted and cooled
•1/4 cup ground flaxseed meal
•1 large egg
•1/2 cup sugar
•2/3 cup skim milk
•1 cup chopped apples
•1/2 cup cinnamon chips
•For Topping
•1/2 cup finely-chopped walnuts
•2 Tbsp. brown sugar
•1/2 tsp. cinnamon
•2-3 tsp. skim milk
1.Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease a large muffin tin.
2.Whisk together flours, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.
3.In a medium bowl, mix melted butter, flaxseed meal, egg, sugar and skim
4.Fold dry ingredients into wet, stiring until incorporated, but do not overmix.
5.Stir in chopped apples and cinnamon chips.
6.Fill muffin cups two-thirds of the way.
7.Combine topping ingredients. Sprinkle over muffins.
8.Bake 18-22 minutes, until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.
9.Cool on a wire rack before serving.


L. Eleana Johnson said...

This is a great recipe! Wish I had those muffins for breakfast right now. Thanks for sharing. Hope you have fun at the pancake breakfast and bake sale.

P.Y.T. said...

sounds like a delicious recipe!! I love everything about fall...the smells, the sights, the baking everything with apples! ;-)

have fun at the harvest fest!

urban muser said...

yum, these look great!

Unplanned Cooking said...

I can't wait for our first trip to our local apple orchard. Love that first taste of everything apple - cider, donuts, pie and so on. Your recipe looks great.

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Lis said...

Mmm, I love muffins and this Apple Muffin recipe sounds really good! I'll have to try it next time I spend the day baking.

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Jennifer said...

Oh boy, oh boy! I wish I lived near so I could be at the breakfast!! I might try this recipe today though... my four boys will LOVE this :)

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Jersey Diva Mom said...

They sound yummy, and pretty quick to make-- must make the house smell amazing too!

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Terry said...

Those muffins look wonderful. I was hoping by fall I would be able to eat like a normal person again.... but it's not gonna happen, not yet anyway.

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