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.