It’s alsmost the first day of fall but frankly, I have been in fall mode for at least a week. I love this season because I was born in October and falling leaves, changing colour, and the slightly cool and crisp air with some sunshine just get to me. Apples of course play a big role in fall so here we go with another apple recipe.
One of the first things I baked, besides simple cakes, were muffins. There is nothing simpler than that and they are perfect portions for a person. (Unless you eat 2 or 3 of course.) My grandmother gave this cook book to me and it ever stuck with me.
Apple Sauce Muffins! Bam! You had me right there. My little heart melts and I am in baking heaven.
– 250g flour
– 2 tsp. baking powder
– pinch of salt
– pinch of ground cloves
– 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
– 2 eggs
– 80g soft butter
– 100g cane sugar
– 125ml milk
– 250g apple sauce
– 1 tsp. lemon juice
Tip 1: Cane sugar is somewhat different from the North American brown sugar. However, you can use brown sugar as well, yet, I recommend cane sugar if you can.
Sift flour and baking powder into a bowl, add ground cloves and cinnamon as well as salt and mix everything well. Set aside.
In another bowl, scramble eggs and add butter, sugar, milk, apple sauce and lemon. Combine well before adding the flour-spice-mixtures. Do not over beat or the batter will be heavy.
Line a muffin tin with paper liners or grease and dust with flour. Fill each up to 3/4 of the form and sprinkle with a sugar-cinnamon mix.
Bake at 200°C for 20 to 25 min.
Tip 2: You can cut apples in thin slices and decorate the top of the muffin with it before you sprinkle it with the sugar-cinnamon mix.
This recipe is simple and quick, just the other day I whipped up a batch and hour before seeing friends. Using home made apple sauce is of course the best because you know exactly what is in it. This recipe is also great for kids, they can easily help measuring all ingredients. Also, you do not need a mixer for this, just a wire whisk and spatula, so even young kids can help stir.