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The Apple Series: Dish #2 November 1, 2009

Filed under: Baked Goods — clairezee @ 2:39 pm
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I have been sick for more than a week.  That’s the main thing that led me to make this next recipe in the Apple Series:  Whole Wheat Apple Muffins.  I don’t think I need to say anything more than these are moist, comforting and cinnamon-loaded.  Oh, and they are super easy to make even when you’re not feeling your best.

Whole Wheat Apple Muffins
Adapted from smittenkitchen

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 unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
1 large egg
1 cup buttermilk
2 large apples, peeled, cored, and coarsely chopped

Preheat the oven to 450°F.  Use cooking spray to coat 12-18 muffin cups and set aside (I got 16 muffins out of this recipe).

Mix together the flours, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon, and set aside.  In a separate bowl, beat the butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar until fluffy.  Add the egg and mix well.  Gently mix in the buttermilk (as the original recipe states: if you over-mix, the buttermilk will cause the mixture to curdle).  Stir in the dry ingredients and fold in the apple chunks.

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Divide the batter evenly among the prepared muffin cups and sprinkle the remaining brown sugar on top.  Bake for 10 minutes, turn the heat down to 400°F and bake for an additional 5-10 minutes (or until a cake tester inserted into the center of the muffin comes out clean).  Cool the muffins for 5 minutes in the tin, then remove them to cool some more.

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