Friday, November 19, 2010


Shopping, company coming, Black Friday, weekend breakfasts and holiday madness, this is a good time to make some of Nelda's wonderful muffins and put them in your freezer.  Be prepared!  Keep muffins for emergencies in your freezer.

Moist and filled with apple, I don't think these muffins even need butter.  Enjoy!!!

I haven't had a recipe from Nelda, my dearest friend, on the blog in quite awhile.  These apple muffins are perfect for this time of year or anytime for that matter.  For a spicier muffin, substitute Apple Pie Spice for the cinnamon.  A little Cinnamon Sugar sprinkled on the muffins before baking would add a nice sweet/spicy taste.

Muffins heavily studded with apple and lightly spiced with cinnamon, these muffins are Nelda’s son’s favorite. I substitute applesauce for half of the oil to make these muffins healthier. I leave the peel on the apple and like the flecks of red in the muffins. These muffins freeze very well and Nelda keeps them in her freezer for unexpected occasions.

2 whole eggs
2 c sugar, less if desired, I used about 1 1/3 c sugar because my apples were sweet
1 ¼ c vegetable oil
2 t vanilla
3 c flour
1 t baking soda
1 t salt
1 t cinnamon
3 c apples, chopped into rather small pieces, food processor works well
(Nelda peels the apples, I don't.)

Ingredients:  Flour, sugar, vegetable oil and applesauce if desired, apples, eggs, vanilla, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.

Apple Pie Spice would be a nice substitution for the cinnamon.

Sprinkle cinnamon sugar on top of muffins before baking for an individual touch.

Sift together the flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. In a bowl, beat together the eggs, sugar, vegetable oil, and vanilla. Gradually add the dry ingredients. Fold in the apples. Fill greased muffin pans. Bake in preheated 350° for 30 to 40 minutes.

Sift together flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon together.

Dry ingredients ready.

Wash apples.

I like to spray inside of muffin cups with cooking spray so half the muffin doesn't end up on the cupcake paper/foil.

I substitute applesauce for half of the vegetable oil called for in the recipe.

In a bowl, put eggs, sugar, vegetable oil/applesauce, and vanilla.

Core apples and cut each into 8 pieces.

Chop with a hand chopper or put into a food processor and pulse until chopped.

This looks good.

Beat together the sugar, eggs, oil and vanilla.

Nice and foamy.

Add dry ingredients; fold wet and dry ingredients together.

Fold in apples.

Ready for the muffin tins.

I use an ice cream scoop to fill muffin tins.

Sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar, if desired.

Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!!!

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