I promised you apple recipes and here I am to deliver!
After a long, lazy Sunday of being bundled on the couch watching Ghostbusters and various other amazing movies and television from the past, I decided it was time to get to gettin' and do something with the 28 pounds of apples sitting in the kitchen.
The B Man and I put on our jackets (because it's cold now) and headed to trusty old Key Foods to pick up ingredients for German Apple Muffins. Aside from my ancestry, I'm not sure what makes them German, but just go with it. Now, just for a good time, I made mine mini but you can make them full sized or even in a cake pan. Just make sure you check them throughout to make sure they don't burn if you deviate from the recipe.
And just for full disclosure, everything I make on here will be gluten and dairy free due to a wicked case of Celiac Disease and delicate little stomach. You can feel free to experiment with regular flours and any kind of milk your heart desires and let me know how it goes. Just make sure to do some googlings since alternative flours have different densities and cook differently than wheat flour.
So here is what you'll need to make these delicious little nuggets.
1 Cup milk of your choice (I used hemp)
3 tbsp Melted Butter
2-ish tsp Vanilla extract (I always use a little more than is probably necessary)
2 tsp Real Maple Syrup
1/4 Cup Coconut Flour
1/2 tsp Baking Soda
1/8 tsp Nutmeg
For the Apples:
2 Large Apples Cored and Diced (don't peel!)
Juice from 1/2 lemon
2 tbsp Butter
2 tbsp Raw Organic Honey
1 tsp nutmeg
And a handful of chopped walnuts to sprinkle on top.
Now to start off this whole process, go put on some soft clothes, aka pajamas. Just trust me, these will taste better if you are in prime comfort whilst baking. After you've put on proper attired, preheat your oven to 475 degrees F. While the oven is warming up, core and dice your apples.
Set them aside and whisk all your wet ingredients until they are a smooth, eggy mix. In a separate bowl, mix your dry ingredients.
Slowly add your dry ingredients to your eggy mix and whisk until all the lumps are gone. Your batter will be thin and runny, this is totally okay.
Give your batter a little rest and start working on your apples. Melt your butter, honey, lemon and nutmeg in a frying pan. Once it's all melted, add your diced apples and sauté until apples are evenly coated but still crunchy.
Now, spoon a bit of your apple mixture into each greased muffin tin and pour your egg mixture right on top.
Pop the whole thing in the oven and cook at 475 for 20 mins. Once the timer goes off, reduce heat to 375 and let them bake for another 10-20 mins depending on your oven. When they are golden brow and cooked through, remove from the oven and let them cool.
After they are done letting off steam, sprinkle some walnuts on top, or even top with whipped cream or ice cream, whatever blows your hair back, and enjoy!
Now you may not have noticed, but this recipe contains only natural sugars, so it's a fun way to indulge without worrying too much about the health factor. In fact, these guys have nutritional value when it comes right down to it.
Let me know what you think of these and if you've got any killer fall apple recipes I can test out, since I still have a ton of apples hanging out .