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Saturday, November 7, 2015

Apple and Honey Muffins

Course Desserts and Sweets
Prep. Time 15 mins
Cooking Time 25 - 30 mins
Yields 12 muffins

2 cups (260 g) all-purpose flour
4 tbsp (60 ml) rolled oats
1 tsp (5 ml) baking soda
1/2 tsp (2 ml) ground cinnamon
Pinch of grated nutmeg
Pinch of salt
3 eggs
1 cup (250 ml) apple juice
3 tbsp (45 ml) apple jelly
1/2 cup (120 g) buttermilk*
4 tbsp (60 ml) liquid honey
1 1/3 cup (146 g) cubed peeled apples

Preheat oven to 375 °F (190 °C).

In bowl, combine flour, rolled oats, baking soda and spices. Set aside. In large bowl, beat together eggs, apple juice, apple jelly, buttermilk and honey.

Gradually stir in dry ingredients into egg mixture. Stir just enough to moisten, being careful not to overmix. Add apple cubes and delicately stir. Spoon batter into buttered muffin cups, filling each 2/3 full. Top with apple slice, if desired. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in centre comes out clean. Let cool for 10 minutes before removing from cups. Serve.

*To make buttermilk, combine 1 tbsp (15 mL) of white vinegar with milk.

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