So it's been three months since our "let's bake a new muffin recipe every Monday" experiment began, and my cute little kitchen apprentice and I find ourselves on a perpetual hunt, scouring cookbooks, magazines, and the Internet in search of new recipes to try. As we look at all the tempting pictures and read through the ingredients, we find ourselves saying to each other:
"These look good!" (We've already done blueberries.)
"What about these?" (We've already done bananas.)
"That one sounds yummy!" (But we don't have all the ingredients.)
"Papa wouldn't like these." (They have __________ (fill in the blank).)
One might think we'd run out of recipes. Really, one just might. Back in January a friend actually wondered out loud if there were 52 different muffin recipes. Well let me tell ya, there are.
We've come up with a growing list of recipes to try, many of them from blogs just like ours. (You know, regular people living ordinary lives, sharing recipes, knitting projects, encouragement, garden and chicken updates, reading lists, and whatever else might be happening on their little homesteads -- so fun to meet so many of you! Thanks to each of you who've been following, trying our recipes, and especially to those of you who've left comments! We appreciate your feedback and are encouraged by your kind words.) :)
But, back to the muffins. This week's muffin is absolutely delicious! We've already declared it be in our top five for the year so far and think these would be equally tasty with the addition of a chopped tart apple and/or a bit of chopped walnuts. Enjoy!
Applesauce Spice Muffins
inspired by this recipe
makes 12 muffins
2 c. whole wheat pastry flour (or unbleached AP flour)
2 T. rolled oats
1/4 t. salt
1 T. baking powder
1 t. cinnamon
1/2 t. nutmeg
1/3 c. organic sugar (or white sugar)
1 c. applesauce, at room temp. (natural, no sugar added)
1/2 c. melted butter
1 t. real vanilla
1. Preheat oven to 375F and grease muffin tin (we like to use coconut oil).
2. Measure flour, oats, salt, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and sugar into a large bowl and whisk together.
3. Whisk egg in a small bowl; add applesauce, melted butter, and vanilla, mixing well.
4. Add wet mixture to dry ingredients and stir just until moistened (don't over mix your muffins!); batter will be lumpy.
6. Fill muffin cups 2/3 full.
7. Bake 15-18 minutes or until golden brown; cool on wire rack.
8. Enjoy while warm with a little butter, of course. :)
We'd love to know if you give any of our muffin recipes a try. Let us know how they turn out or if you put a different spin on them. :)
This is the 14th installment in what will be, Lord willing, our year-long muffin adventure: Muffin Mondays! 52 Mondays, 52 Muffins. (There are 37 more to come, stay tuned...)
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