Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Apple Yogurt Muffins

Apple - Raspberry Yogurt Muffins  Makes 6
1 Granny Smith Apple, Peeled and cut into 1/4 inch cubes
4 Tbs Brown Sugar
3 Tbs Butter
1 Tbs Lemon juice

1 Cup Flour
1/2 tsp Baking soda
1/2 tsp Baking powder
1/2 cup Granulated sugar
4 oz  Raspberry yogurt or 5 TBS
1 whisked large Egg
1/8 tsp Vanilla extract

(For other fruit & yogurt muffins like blueberry or cocoa raspberry,  use vanilla yogurt, add 2 TBS of melted butter to recipe and 1 cup of your choice fruit fresh or frozen instead of apple mixture)
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.

Melt butter in a frying pan.  Add apples and cook for five minutes over medium heat.  Add the brown sugar and lemon juice, stirring occasionally, until the sugar has dissolved.  Set aside to cool.

In a large bowl mix flour, sugar, baking soda and baking powder.  Make a well in the center.  Lightly whisk the egg. Pour  the whisked egg into the flour mixture along with the yogurt and vanilla extract. Stir until completely combined.  Fold in the cooled apple mixture.  Mixture will be thick. Divide evenly between 6 greased muffin cups.  Bake for 15-17 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.

I threw these together after a few quick recipe consultations on Allrecipes.com for Yogurt Muffins.  I had yogurt and felt like muffins and had never tried them before.  Most recipes call for berrys but I found one for apples but they were just chopped and thrown in the mix. I think the brownsugar saute really made these tasty.  Next time I'll pick up some razberrys to throw in as well. I can't say the razberry yogurt made a huge flavor impact but I'll have to try them with a different flavor to see if there is any real difference.  I didn't have any vanilla flavor in the house so I figured razberry and apple would go well together.
 They baked perfectly all nice and tan on the outside and slightly crispy edges were SO delicious right out of the oven. Between The Toddler, Hubs and I there was only one left.  Next time I'll definitely make 12 and take some process photos! Enjoy!

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