There were no boots with the fur, but those wouldn’t have paired quite as well with these…
Earlier this week, I finally made use of the apples from our orchard adventure. There were a number of baked possibilities to choose from – pie, crisp, donuts and tarts come to mind first – but after perusing various muffin recipes, I settled on a combination of ingredients and decided to make a delicious dozen. Bonus points: they’re whole wheat and vegan!
I probably didn’t fool you with that picture, right?
Vegan Apple Bottom Muffins
Ingredients (makes 12 regular-sized muffins):
- 2 1/4 cups whole wheat pastry flour
- 1/2 cup light brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 3 tablespoons canola oil
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 apples, chopped (I used Jonathan)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Mix dry ingredients and wet ingredients separately, then add wet to the dry and mix well. The batter will be lumpy. Chop your apples so that they are roughly 1/2 inch cubes.
Add the chopped apples to the batter and mix until they are evenly distributed. Dole out equal portions of the “apple bottom” batter into the twelve cups of a greased muffin pan.
Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes. Muffins will be slightly browned on the edges of their tops. You can also use the toothpick trick on one of the bigger muffins to make sure it comes out clean.
Allow them to cool for a couple of minutes before removing from the pan. Also allow penguins to watch.
Pick one of the most delectable looking muffins in the batch. You’re the official taste tester, after all.
Prepare to be amazed by the sweet, cinnamon-sugar-maple-apple goodness. The combination of all four in this recipe is what I think truly made these spectacular.
Nutrition Information (per muffin):
- 182 calories
- 5g fat
- 35g carbohydrates
- 4g fiber
- 3g protein
This was the first time I’ve ever baked with apples. You can bet I will be experimenting more often!
It looks like a gorgeous day outside. Off to get some fresh air before the Northwestern vs. Penn State game. It’s our homecoming, so hopefully the Cats can pull off an extra special win. No offense, Erica. 😉
What are you up to this weekend?