Apples were on sale at Safeway so therefore we have Apple Walnut Muffins! They're incredibly juicy and slightly tart since I used green apples. I'm sure they'd be sweeter if I'd used Fuji or Gala. The only thing about these muffins is you have to peel the apple, which I find is the hardest thing in the world for me to do without peeling my fingers at the same time! :(
Ingredients: (6 muffins)
1 c chopped peeled tart apple (1 medium)
½ c sugar
1 c all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp ground cinnamon
¼ tsp salt
⅓ c milk
3 Tbsp canola oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
¼ c chopped walnuts
¼ c raisins
1. Preheat oven to at 375°F. In a small bowl, combine the apple and sugar; set aside. Combine the flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.
2. In another bowl, whisk the egg, milk, oil and vanilla; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in the apple mixture, walnuts and raisins.
3. Coat muffin cups with cooking spray or use paper liners; fill ¾ full with batter.
4. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack.