Saturday, December 18, 2010

Good Morning: Apple Raisin Walnut Muffins



Do you know the muffin man who lives on Drury Lane?

I do not, however, these muffins could have been delivered by that 19th century delivery man in England (from Drury Lane). They were delicious!

I placed a slice of apple on the top of each muffin and caramelized them by sprinkling that wonderful turbinado sugar on top. They made the muffins look special.

Apple Walnut Raisin Muffins from Drury Lane (or my street) adapted from Food.com:

1/4 cup canola oil
1/2 cup applesauce
1 cup sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 apples, peeled and cut into chunks
1 apple, peeled and sliced for the tops
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
raw sugar for sprinkling the top

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Line muffin tin with paper liners

In a bowl with electric mixer, beat oil, applesauce, and sugar together for 2 minutes.

Add eggs and vanilla; beat 1 minute. In another bowl, stir together flours, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.

Fold in diced apple, raisins, and chopped walnuts.

Add dry ingredients to oil mixture. Stir just until combined. Do not over mix.

Fill muffin cups and top each muffin with an apple slice. Sprinkle raw sugar on top of apple. Bake 20-25 minutes or until done.



8 comments:

Kate said...

Perfect start to a cold weekend....warm muffins and hot tea!

Ann said...

So delicious looking! Might have to invite the muffin man to my street.

kat said...

They look so lovely

tasteofbeirut said...

this is a lovely recipe and I may just post it with a link to yours if you don't mind!

A Feast for the Eyes said...

I just posted muffins, myself. Yours are really pretty. Seriously. Mine! I'm making them this weekend. I love muffins. They're fast and easy.

Proud Italian Cook said...

I love all muffins, I need all the portion control I can get!

The Japanese Redneck said...

Those are beautiful.

Oui, Chef said...

I'm always looking for a new and tasty muffin to add to my rotation, this one looks both delicious and beautiful! - S