Sunday, October 14, 2012

An Apple A Day

Last week I spent the afternoon with my new friend, Morgan.  She recently married my friend Sam and moved to Montreal to join him on his journey through medical school. After having a delicious lunch we decided to make apple-cheddar muffins together– a perfect fall treat given that Quebec apples are finally in season!

After having such success with Morgan last week (she is the perfect housewife), I decided to copy the recipe and make them myself; although it wasn't half as fun baking alone and I had no choice but to go apple picking at our local Provigo...

                                   {what you need}
                                 1/2 cup vegetable oil 
   3/4 cup lightly packed brown sugar
 2 eggs

3/4 cups applesauce 

1/2 cup milk

1-2 teaspoon vanilla

1 cup peeled and chopped/grated apple
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup quick cooking rolled oats
1 tablespoon baking powder
2 teaspoons cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

{how to make}
    preheat oven to 400 degrees.
spray muffin tins with non-stick spray or rub down with vegetable oil.
whisk oil with sugar. add in eggs, one at a time, until well combined.
blend in applesauce, milk and vanilla.
stir in apple pieces and reserve.

in a separate bowl, combine flour, oats, baking powder, salt and 1/2 cup cheese.
blend until well combined and make a well in dry mixture.
pour in wet mixture and stir with a wooden spoon until batter is just combined.

divide batter evenly between muffin cups, filling 2/3 of the way full.
sprinkle tops evenly with remaining cheese.

 bake for 18-20 minutes or until muffins spring back when lightly touched with your fingertip.
 let muffins cool in pan for at least five minutes before cooling on rack


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