Monday, January 5, 2009
Muffin Monday - Apple Cranberry Muffins
I found this recipe nine years ago on the Prince Edward Island, Canada - Island Christmas site. My notes from then say, "first made 12/21/99 - delicious!" And they are. As you may have noticed on the sidebar recipes, I am very fond of cranberries. I think, in fact, that they are my favorite baking fruit. I love strawberries and blueberries and raspberries for fresh eating or mixing with yogurt, but for baking it is cranberries that are number one in my recipe book.
Apple Cranberry Muffins
1 3/4 cup flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup milk
3/4 cup applesauce
1/4 cup melted butter
1 cup cranberries (fresh or frozen) mixed with 2 Tablespoons flour (don't need this much flour)
2 Tablespoons sugar (for tops)
Sift together dry ingredients.
Combine egg, milk, applesauce, and melted butter, mix well, and add to dry mixture.
In a small bowl toss 2 Tablespoons flour with a cup of cranberries, and then fold them into the mix.
Spoon batter into greased muffin cups. Sprinkle 2 Tablespoons sugar on the tops.
Bake in preheated 400º F. oven for 20-25 minutes.
Note: the original recipe called for a mix of sugar and cinnamon on top, and I left out the latter.