Apple Spice Muffins!
We had these ALL THE TIME Growing up. ALL THE TIME,. I tell ya! That right there is proof that young adults are lacking in good judgment. Anyone in their right mind would have never moved out if there was cooking going on for them like there was in my house! I have never known anyone who did not absolutely love these muffins. The cool thing about them, and what my mother liked so much with a large family to feed, is that you can use any type of apple and it makes no difference – they will still be just as good. You can also use those apples that are starting to get a little soft and running out of their shelf life. They work great in here and no one will ever know. These make a delicious breakfast or treat any time of day. I try to make two batches so we have them to snack on for a few days afterward. This is my traditional “first day of school dish” that I take to welcome my kid’s teacher’s back from their summer vacation!
*Note to Mrs. Alexander – I was much more attentive to my child’s teachers once upon a time, I swear! Stay tuned, Mrs. Alexander, I got cakes and cookies coming before the year is out!
I want to note first and foremost that I made these muffins at about 5:30 AM and had just woke up myself. In addition to that, I was trying to be quiet and keep the lights down so I wouldn’t wake up the kidders. Having said all of that, I have learned my lesson and have a policy now that I will do no more tutorials before 7:00 AM (for your benefit, of course!).
You will need: Pecans, apples, self rising flour, vegetable oil, eggs, sugar, and cinnamon.
*The recipe calls for nutmeg as well. I don’t care for nutmeg so I double the cinnamon.
*The recipe says nothing whatsoever about vanilla. It does not call for vanilla. Why is vanilla in the photograph? Read back to what time it was that I was making these. Vanilla made sense at the time.Just ignore that bottle in there. Imagine it is the ingredient right below this sentence, which I forgot to put in the original picture!
You will also need quick cooking oats.
In large bowl add flour…
Note: Normally, I do this dry part up the night before. If you are going to make these first thing in the morning it really helps in terms of time and effort. I have actually made this up several batches at a time and stored it for a few weeks in ziploc bags in the pantry for quick apple spice muffins!
This mix is great for Christmas gifts.
Stir until blended.
In bowl add oil…
Beat your eggs …….
And add them, too
Along with water.
Make your apples naked.
Dice them up.
Add them to the liquid mixture and stir it up.
Pour dry ingredients into bowl with apples.
Until it looks like this! YUM!
Spray your muffin pan with vegetable spray.
I used a mini muffin pan but you can use whichever size you like. Why did I use a mini muffin pan? Because it was the best looking out of all of my muffin pans and I hated to photograph the others
Fill your muffin cups.
Bake at 400 for about twenty minutes for regular sized muffins. Smaller ones will be done in about fifteen.
**To make your own self rising flour, simply add 1 1/2 tsp baking powder and 1/2 tsp salt for EACH cup of all purpose flour.