Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Whole Wheat Apple Muffins

Hello ! I am not going to tell you a sorry this time, since I am not going to be irregular here,any more:-) Did I tell you that my little one is a preschooler now ? Time sure flies and in no time he will be in school ! How I wish I could freeze time ! No, I am not complaining,every age is great as a kid. Lil M loves preschool and he is learning a lot new things too. Mamma is happy that she gets some me time and to see that he is getting some new friends. In the beginning when the I asked him whether he has some friends, he told me yes, but when I asked for names,he answered they don't have names,they are all "friends".

Whole Wheat Apple Muffins



This is a post I was thinking to do last month. The Fall is all over in my part of the world and the place is almost covered by snow. We already had a couple of snowstorms and seems like this winter is going to be a big one. I am the only one in my family who doesn't like winter that much,well I don't hate it mainly because of all the great holidays.

Whole Wheat Apple Muffins

The thing I like the most about Fall is the colors. And of course the Apples ! The Honey crisp is a favorite in my house and the colors blend so well with the fall leaves,isn't it? I used these beauties in this recipe and you can use any apples that you like.

Whole Wheat Apple Muffins


Ingredients:

Whole Wheat Flour- 1 cup
All purpose flour- 1 cup
Baking powder- 1 tsp
Baking soda- 1 tsp
Salt- a pinch
Cinnamon- 1 Tbsp
Unsalted Butter- 1/2 cup,at room temperature
White granulated sugar- 1/2 cup
Brown sugar, packed,divided- 1/2 cup
Egg- 1, lightly beaten
Buttermilk- 1 cup
Apples- 1 large, peeled,cored and chopped coarsely
Walnuts- 1 cup, chopped coarsely

Method:

1.Preheat the oven at 450 degree F.Line muffin pans with paper liners and set aside.
2.Whisk together the flours,baking powder,baking soda,salt and cinnamon and keep aside.
3.Beat the butter and white sugar and 1/4cup brown sugar until creamy.
4.Add the egg and mix well.
5.Gradually add the buttermilk and beat to mix in.
6.Add the flour mixture and mix gently.
7.Fold in the apple pieces and walnuts.
8.Spoon out in the muffin pan.Sprinkle the remaining brown sugar on top and bake for 10 minutes.Turn the heat down to 400 F and bake for another 5-8 minutes.
9.Cool the muffins in the pan for 5 minutes and then turn them on a wire rack and cool completely.

Whole Wheat Apple Muffins


Notes:

1.Adding walnuts is optional. You could add one more apple or raisins or any dried fruits or nuts instead of that.
2.These muffins keep well for several days (well, if you have any left overs !)

Sending this to Cook Eat Delicious-desserts , a wonderful event with a great giveaway in Nayna's blog,Simply Food which is the brain child of Raven from Cookeatdelicious.com. Do check out this cool event here.


Recipe adapted from : Smitten Kitchen

37 comments:

  1. Congrats to little K..luv the crispy apple made into muffins..

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  2. Welcome back Nami..I was wondering why u r not posting anything ,even thought of putting a msg in FB,good to see u back.Oh lil M is going to preschool...grt,here i am also waiting for A to start nursery in Jan !!He is all excited abt that :)
    Mindblowing pics ,snow already ??but i remeber u said one time u always have sunshine,so its better than a 8- 10 c degree weather with no sunshine..

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  3. Woww.. looks super soft and perfect.. very tempting clicks !!
    Indian Cuisine

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  4. delicious looking flavourful muffins

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  5. Thats great...Lil M is enjoying the school and mom the free time..:)
    Superb clicks and the recipe looks delicious..

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  6. Post when you have time. Love the muffin, looks super.

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  7. My mouth is just watering looking at this muffins.

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  8. lovely clicks....

    http://www.panchamrutham.blogspot.com/

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  9. hehe, that was funny ... your lil' M is so cute! :)

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  10. thats cool he is going to school....surely he will enjoy!.....soft muffins and lovely click!

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  11. Muffins luk spongy,soft and delicious.Very inviting Clicks Dear.Luv it.

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  12. Hai nice ur lil one is gng to pres.Even my daughter did not tell the names she too just say they r friends.Later they will tell.Love the muffins simple good.

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  13. Ohhhh welcome bak chechi..Vallandu miss cheythu...As usual beautiful clicks nd yummy yummy muffins dear..

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  14. Great to see you back Nami..Wow! even I am waiting for my li'l one to start going to play school. It's so much fun for them.
    Whole wheat and apple sounds like a yummy combo. Loved the fall look in ur pics.

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  15. Looks so good Nams ....love the recipe n the pics

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  16. Too gud should day...awesome and healthy combination, luv the texture of ur muffins too

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  17. Awesome muffins and a great click too:)

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  18. Good to see you back.
    'They don't have names...only friends' how cute is that!
    Whole wheat flour in muffins is a fab idea!

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  19. Muffins look yum!

    Your little one's response shows his innocence so well!

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  20. Welcome back dear,beautiful muffins,love the clicks..

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  21. yummy yummy..Delicious..Thanks for the recipe dear

    Do visit my blog too
    http://yummytummy-aarthi.blogspot.com/

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  22. Yummy muffins and awesome pics. Love it!!

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  23. These look perfect and scrumpticious.They would make a perfect entry for C.E.D.D Apples events. It would be really great if you can send it in.
    http://www.simplysensationalfood.com/2011/11/announcing-event-desserts-with-apples.html

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  24. muffins looks delicious... Good that ur lil one is enjoying his school :)

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  25. Awesome muffins Namitha, lovely flavors...I can imagine how U have no time with a preschooler.

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  26. Muffins looks so scrumptious..

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  27. The pics are so delightful! being a beginner to baking, i had grated apples and the included the juice as well to the batter. end result was an over-moist cake! chopping into small pieces is a wise thing to do :)
    TastyVegCooking

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  28. Me time is what everybody needs, good to know that you could get some these days nami. Apple muffins are extremely appealing and delish.

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  29. Good to see you around! and yay for more "me time" for you! :)

    Delicious looking muffins!

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  30. I remember those days when my kids were little. I miss them. They grow so fast. But it definitely is nice to have some me time:)

    Your muffins looks wonderful. I love a healthy sweet treat like these for breakfast:)

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