The second graders at my daughter’s school were learning about Johnny Appleseed this week, so we were asked to bring in “apple” items for the kids to taste. The list of requested items to send included apple juice . . . apple sauce . . . sliced apples . . . but what did this crazy, sweet, RIDICULOUS momma choose? Well homemade apple muffins of course! (Knowing completely well that I had Martha White muffin mixes in my pantry, but I just couldn’t send my little girl to school with a boxed mix . . . the way any other momma with a brain would! What was I thinking?)
Despite the work, these yummy muffins were fabulous, and my Sweet Caroline was thrilled when her teacher asked for one more muffin (my heart just swelled up with pride. . . I know it’s tacky to be prideful . . . but we worked hard on those yummy muffins! ) They were completely worth the work though and probably the best apple muffin I’ve ever tasted, and even a little on the healthy side! Here’s what you’ll need to try them out in your kitchen . . .
1 1/4 cup all purpose flour $1/1 Eagle Mills Flour
1 cup whole wheat flour $1/1 Eagle Mills Flour
- Can substitute with white flour but this makes them at least a little healthier!
1 tsp.baking soda $0.50/2 Arm & Hammer Baking Soda Product
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup buttermilk I think it’s Purity Brand that’s on Advantage Buy for $1.50, you’ll have plenty left over to make some Raisin Bran Muffins later in the week! (The batter for those muffins can be stored in your fridge for up to six weeks, so you won’t be over-muffined!)
1/2 cup apple sauce $0.40/1 Musselman’s Applesauce
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups brown sugar $1/1 Eagle Mills Flour
2 cups diced apples Red or Golden Delicious Apples 3 lb bag, $1.99
1/2 cup packed brown sugar $0.30/1 Domino Organic or Demerara Sugar 8/29/2010 RP Insert (exp 11/30/2010) or $0.30/1 Domino Sugar Product
1/3 cup all purpose flour
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons margarine or butter we used margarine
Preheat oven to 375. Grease 12 regular size muffin cups or 24 miniature muffin cups (or use paper liners). In bowl stir together 2 1/4 cups flour, baking soda, and salt. In smaller bowl mix egg, buttermilk, 1/2 cup applesauce, vanilla, and 1 1/2 cups brown sugar. Stir together until well blended, then add to the flour mixture and dump in your diced apples also. Mix all ingredients only until blended, then spoon into muffin tins.
Mix together brown sugar, flour, and cinnamon for topping. Drizzle 2 tablespoons melted butter while tossing with fork until blended. Sprinkle over the tops of the muffins.
Bake for 25 minutes in oven (shorten your cooking time if using mini-muffin cups), cool and enjoy. YUMMMMM!
This post is linked to Saving Money Living Life’s Fabulous Friday.