May 19, 2013

Whole Wheat Apple Muffins





              There is a funny story behind this bake. We got a good offer from a grocery store where all the organic produce were 1/2 priced for Earth Day and on top of that we got a coupon through Groupon for "Pay $20 for $40 purchase" for the same shop. So, eventually everything was 1/4th of the price. How could we miss this deal ? Me and my friend rushed to the shop and filled the cart with as much as we could, guess what, the cashier rang everything and said we still had about $18 left in the coupon :)




           We started the second round, brought another cart and emptied all organic fruits and veggies in the small store there. Eventually, we bought $80 worth of produce for just $20..!! Why did i share this story - well the recipe was due to an overstock of apples at home :) These muffins were so soft for the next day and had a shelf life for 2 days and more in the refrigerator. They are not too sweet like our Low-fat Banana muffins but you can increase sugar by 1/2 cup in total to make them sweeter.


Ingredients:

Dry Ingredients:
Whole Wheat flour - 1-2/3 cups
Sugar - 1/4 cup
Baking powder - 1 teaspoon
Salt - 1/4 teaspoon
Cinnamon powder - 1 teaspoon

Wet Ingredients:
Apple pureed - 2 cups (Peel apples and grind to paste. the paste should measure 1-1/2 cups)
Apple chopped finely - 2/3 cup(chopped to size of small raisins)
Milk - 2/3 cup
Egg - 2 no's
Vegetable oil - 1/2 cup


Method:
  • Mix all the dry ingredients in a bowl and keep aside.


  • Beat eggs and oil together.


  • Mix apple puree and milk together in a mixer and add that to the egg mix.


  • Add wet ingredients to dry and bring everything together. add chopped apples finally and mix well.


  • Pre-heat oven to 350'F for 5 minutes. Arrange the Muffin molds with paper liners or grease the molds. I got exactly 12 medium muffins for the above ingredients. Fill about 3/4 of the batter in the molds.


  • Bake them for 25 to 30 minutes(it took me exactly 30 minutes) or until toothpick inserted in the middle of a muffin comes out clean.


  • Remove from oven and let them rest in the molds for 10 minutes and later remove them to wire rack for cooling.


  • Serve them for Breakfast or for Tea/Coffee time snacks.



My Notes:
  • Substitutes for Whole wheat flour is APF and apple puree can be apple juice too.
  • Butter can be added instead of vegetable oil completely or up to 1/8 cup for the above ingredients to get the muffins softer.
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51 comments:

  1. delicious and healthy muffins.

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  2. Muffins turned out too good

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  3. I have come here and read. may be useful and continued success

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  4. Which store on Earth is that !! Love those muffins and that wooden cake lifter.

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    1. Thank you meena - Store Dishing ;)

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    2. I am so sorry meena...got your question wrong :) that was a small organic grocery store near our appartment

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  5. hi Divya, My first time here at ur space..just loving ur posts...i have a question...please kindly tell me if i want to use this recipe with green apples or strawberries, would anything change..??
    and second: if i want to make plain vanilla cupcakes in this recipe what changes do i need to make..?? i am not that great a baker..just trying on learning the basics..!!
    thanks in advance...;)

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    1. First a big thanks for stopping by...its a pleasure to follow you back. Q1.Yes green apples are acceptable,may be you might need to increase some sugar as they are not normally very sweet..strawberries i have no idea(am yet to try on it).Q2.avoid apple puree,cubes,cinnamon powder and add Vanilla extract 1 tablespoon for healthy version. we can also substitute whole wheat flour with all purpose flour and vegetable oil with butter completely for more tastier version. hope this answer helps...do get back if you need any help through mail or fb too :)...happy baking!

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    2. Crystal clear in my head Divya...thanks so much..!! :)

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  6. Muffins look really cute and delicious! Tempting clicks!! :)
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  7. delicious looking muffins...yumy

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  8. lovely looking muffins... love the cracks on the top!!!

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  9. Those muffins looks extremely softy,spongy and moist..Wish i get some to enjoy with my cup of tea rite now.

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  10. I loved these muffins divi.. would like to munch more when ur next batch is ready.. :)

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  11. Muffins look great and incredible.. Thanks for sharing Divya :-)

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  12. Hi Divya, which microwave oven do you have and what is the best you suggest?

    thanks

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    1. Vidhya i have Microwave and conventional oven of the brand Hotpoint that was pre-fixed in our apartment here in US. In India i had no oven at all. The best brand i choose based on my friends reviews are Morphy Richards,i will buy the same when i am back there:)...i would suggest not to use microwave more just for health reasons.

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  13. hi divya, nice post, which oven do you use and which is thee best you suggest for all types of baking and grilling?

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    1. If you are from India, For a good OTG(OvenToasterGrill) oven is Morphy Richards. That is the brand my friends are using and they highly recommend too..i am sure to buy that when i am back.Hope this helps you vidya...Thank you for stopping by :). would love to hear from you for any queries through my mail or FB too anytime

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    2. I would suggest you to buy a OTG in the space of a microwave :)

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  14. Wow Divya, the muffins look so tasty!! and of course healthy!! I don't need any more reasons to make them!! These are enough to tempt me...

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  15. they look awesome...great clicks !

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  16. I have never tried this. looks so nice.. perfect !

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    1. Thank you chitra...try them you will love it :)

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  17. He He, you had one lucky day at the store!
    Always looking for breakfast ideas for my son....This seems to be a very good option!

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  18. lovely muffins,the tips will be very helpful will experiment soon.

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  19. Delicious muffin Diviya. Love you healthy version

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  20. Delicious healthy muffins . Loved it. Happy to follow your blog.
    www.poornimacookbook.blogspot.in

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  21. Thank you poornima for stopping by...happy to follow you back :)

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