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Saturday, December 1, 2012

APPLE-CINNAMON MUFFINS



APPLE-CINNAMON MUFFINS

2    cups all-purpose flour
1/3 granulated sugar
1    teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
3    teaspoons baking powder
1    cup milk or cream
1/2 cup cooking oil
1/2 tsp.vanilla extract
1    large  egg, beaten
1    peeled, chopped large apple (1 cup)
*1/4 cup chopped walnuts(optional)
brown sugar for tops

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a large mixing bowl mix together the the flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. In a small bowl beat the egg, then add the milk or cream. Mix together well. Add the oil then incorporate well with the egg, vanilla and milk or cream, then pour into the large bowl containing the dry ingredients. Stir until just moistened, batter may still be a bit lumpy.  Add chopped walnuts if desired.

Pour batter into muffin pan coated with butter or into paper or foil muffin cups.

Sprinkle each muffin with brown sugar.

On center shelf of oven, bake at 400 degrees for 18-20 minutes for regular size muffins or 20-22 minutes for large muffins.

Let rest 5 minutes, then remove from pan.

Yields 7 large  or 12 regular size muffins.

*May  replace 3/4 cup of the all-purpose flour with 3/4 cup whole wheat flour.
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