As rain poured and thunder clapped, I got a cozy craving for something baked and warm. So down I went into the kitchen to make some muffins. I used Smitten Kitchens whole wheat apple muffins recipe. I did change a of couple things, and I will state them below.
These muffins came out incredible. One of the best batches of muffins I have ever made. They tasted amazing and they filled the house with their delicious and comforting smell. I’m sure I’m going to make them again soon.
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 1 cup plain yogurt
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup dark brown sugar
- 1 large egg
- 2 apples, peeled, cored, chopped into small pieces
Bake at 350˚F for 10 minutes then at 300˚F for 5 minutes
Recipe made 12 muffins.
- In a medium sized bowl, throw in 1 cup all-purpose flour, 1 cup whole wheat flour and mix.
- Then sift in 1 teaspoon baking soda and 1 teaspoon baking powder and mix again thoroughly.
- Then add 1/4 teaspoon of salt and 1 tablespoon of cinnamon. Mix again.
- In another large bowl, put in 1/2 cup of vegetable oil, 1/4 cup granulated white sugar and 1/4 dark brown sugar.
- Mix well and add 1 egg. Mix again.
- Next, add 1 cup of yogurt and mix thoroughly.
- Then add the dry mixture to the wet mixture. Mix just until the flour gets incorporated. Do not over mix.
- Take 2 apples of your choice and peel, core and slice them into small pieces. Add to the batter and mix them in.
- Oil the muffin tin and divide the batter evenly among the 12 cups.
- Sprinkle some dark brown sugar on top of each muffin.
- Bake at 350˚C for 1o minutes then turn down the heat at 300˚C and bake for another 5 minutes. They are done when they are develop a deep golden crust and a wooden skewer comes out clean. (the original recipe said to bake them at 450˚C then at 400˚C, but my oven gets too hot so I lower the temperature.)
- Remove them from the hot tin and place them on a plate. Let them cool for 5 minutes, while you watch over them, drooling.
They are so good. Crunchy and sugary on top and soft and fluffy inside. Plus, since I halved the sugar, they are pretty much guilt-free. Eat on.