Apple raisin muffins

I had two sad apples in my kitchen.  They’d been left for too long and were beginning to border on “throw away” status.  I hate to waste fresh produce and instead of tossing or making apple sauce, I started thinking about muffins.

I started with a recipe I found and used it as a base.  I added in some wheat flour and flax meal for health benefits, as well as cutting a sugar a bit more.  I like sweets, but not as strong during breakfast time. Coffee is the ruling beast during breakfast time.This also leaves a little room for a pat of butter, jam, or honey.

You’ll need:

10 min + cook time

Makes 11-12 muffins

For the muffins:

  • 1 c. flour
  • 1/2 c. whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 c. sugar
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 c. milk
  • 1/4 c. oil
  • 1/4 c. quick oats
  • 3 T. flax meal (if you have it)
  • 1 c. shredded or finely diced apple with skin on (I used a cheese shredder)
  • 1/4 c. raisins

For the Crumb Topping

  • 2 tbsp. flour
  • 2 tbsp. quick oats
  • 2 tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp. cold butter
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Place muffin paper in tins or grease muffin tins. In a bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Set aside.

2. In a small bowl, combine the egg, milk and oil. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in the apple and raisins. Evenly divide the batter. Fill the muffin cups about two-thirds full with batter.

3. For topping, in a small bowl, combine the flour, oats, brown sugar and cinnamon; cut in butter until crumbly. Sprinkle over batter. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack.

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