You know by now that we're crazy about muffins around here. I came up with these delicious muffins as a way to appease my children who never get to have "apple cinnamon" cereal, even though their friends do. Maybe if it actually had any apple in it, I would change my mind.
But I thought for sure these muffins would do the trick.
They didn't. They still want the cereal. But, they absolutely loved the muffins. Out of 2 dozen muffins, none were left over!
First, you want to put your dry ingredients in a bowl--the whole wheat flour, brown sugar, baking soda, baking powder, mace, cinnamon, and salt. Stir it all up.
Now, make a well in the center and add your wet ingredients--the melted butter, milk, beaten eggs, and honey.
Combine ingredients and then chop up your apples.
Peel the apples (I love to use my peeler for this), and put them all in a food processor. But, pulse it a while. DON'T overprocess the apples or you're going to end up with applesauce. Just process them enough so you have chopped apples. It's okay if you have some bigger chunks in there. They're fun to bite into later.
Mix the apples into the batter and spoon it out into two muffin pans (it will yield two dozen muffins).
Delicious! And a sure-cure for cereal lust!
Now you just need to clean up the mess (better on Sunday night, than Monday morning).
Here's the recipe:
4 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup brown sugar
1 Tbsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp mace
1 Tbsp cinnamon
1 tsp salt
1 cup milk
3/4 cup melted butter
1/2 cup honey
2 eggs, beaten
3 cups finely chopped tart apples (granny smith)
1. Combine dry ingredients.
2. Add wet ingredients.
3. Add chopped apples.
4. Spoon batter into muffin pans, yields 24 muffins.
5. For extra yumminess, sprinkle the top with cinnamon sugar before baking.
6. Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 25 minutes, or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.