For my first recipe post I wanted something simple. Although I have a big list of recipes to be tried, the apple raisin muffin aired in Food TV was the one that kept coming to my mind. I saw it a couple of months earlier in Paula Deen's show. So this morning I went to Food TV's site and got the recipe. The original recipe yields 5 dozen mini muffins. I did not want to bake so much because it was the first time I was gonna try it. So I scaled down the recipe and it did come out well.
Eggless Apple Raisin Muffins Recipe
|Prep Time||Cook Time||Makes|
|10 Mins||20 Mins||2 Dozen Mini Muffins|
- 1/4 Cup Water
- 1/4 Cup Brown Sugar
- 1/4 Cup Granulated Sugar
- 1/2 Cup Raisins
- 1 Cup Grated Apples
- 1/4 Cup Butter
- A Pinch Cinnamon
- A Pinch Nutmeg
- 2 Cups All Purpose Flour
- 1 Tspn Baking Soda
- 3/4 Cup Chopped Walnuts
- Combine all 'Ingredients-A' in a sauce pan and bring it to a boil. Remove from heat and cool completely.
- Combine all 'Ingredients-B' in a large bowl. Add the cooled mixture to it and stir until blended.
- Fill them in lined mini muffin tins and bake for 15 minutes at 350F.
- It passed the taste test by my husband and son.
- The above measurements yielded exactly 2 dozen mini muffins.
- The original recipe called for granulated sugar only, but I added a mixture of both light brown sugar and white sugar because I personally feel that the combination of these 2 results in a better taste.
- I did not add clove powder because I did not have it.
- After combining the wet ingredients with the dry, I felt that it required some more liquid, so I added some milk.
- I also topped the muffins with turbinado sugar before putting them in the oven.
- I baked a dozen first for 15 min and tested with a tooth pick to check if it was done. The tooth pick did not come out clean from some of the muffins so I baked it for another 2 minutes. By the time the first batch came out the remaining batter became a little more firm, so I added some more milk and baked the second dozen for 17 min and the tooth pick came out clean.
- Update: Originally I used 3/4th cup of sugar both brown sugar and white sugar combined. But some of my friends told me that it was very sweet. I think I would reduce the quantity of sugar to 1/2 cup instead of 3/4th of a cup the next time I bake it. So I have changed the recipe to 1/4 cup of each sugar.