Ever since I saw this recipe earlier this year on a fellow blogger’s post, I’ve been wanting to make it. I never actually had bought apples and when I did I always went and made the familiar pies. It turns out my friends (and even myself) we’re not much of a muffin person. Everyone always had other choices for apples, even if it meant just slicing it and eating it by itself.
Now, these muffins looked amazing. They looked downright delicious. Here is the link to her post on Raw Apple Muffins.
Last night, the initial plan was to make Pumpkin Spice Muffins, but I didn’t have time to head out to buy groceries after work. So seeing as I had bought apples last week to make this and never got around to it, I thought it’d be the perfect time. I have a gathering with my friends again. I can’t believe its been a month (or so). Remember last time, I made Apple and Oat Scones, and before that it was Banana Gingerbread Slices? Other than dicing the apples took a crazy amount of time, this was a fun recipe. I pretty much put on a movie and started chopping and mixing.
This recipe really suited my taste a lot. I didn’t really have to change anything at all. It turned out as promised to be moist and delicious from the apples. I did have to make some little changes. Salt and Serenity suggested to use Granny Smith and Macintosh apples. I didn’t have those, so I used Cortland apples. I think it didn’t make too much of a difference. Second modification was that I replaced raisins with dried cranberries. It added a little extra colour to each muffin and usually is a good replacement for raisins.
Wait before you go, there’s more. There was one extra little part I had to change–the topping. It was supposed to be dipped in melted butter than into the sugar. I’m lactose intolerant for one and I had run out of butter and margarine. So I just sprinkled the cinnamon-sugar mixture on the top. Trust me, it still taste fantastic. Honestly, I’m not sure melted margarine would’ve tasted the same as melted butter, maybe I’ll try it on one of them later on.
This was how they looked when they first got out of the oven. Nice little muffins, eh?
I’d like to give a big thank you to Salt and Serenity for sharing this with everyone. If you haven’t been to her blog, you definitely should, she has awesome recipes there.
So, just a little update: Those other muffins I talked about will be coming up soon. As much as I’m not much of a muffin person, I think I’d prefer that over making a pumpkin pie or something. Its going to be the first time I bake anything with pumpkin so, I’ll start it off in an easy fashion.
If you do have any suggestions for pumpkin recipes, I’d love to hear it.
5 thoughts on “Raw Apple Muffins!”
So glad you liked the muffins Kim. Thanks for the link to my blog. The addition of dried cranberries is an inspired choice. I think the tartness of the cranberries would be great with these muffins.
It did go very well together. Next time I will try with raisins and see the difference. 🙂
These look yummy!
They are ! Moist and tasty ! A perfect balance!
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