Friday, November 6, 2009

Apple, Oatmeal and Raisin Muffins

Oh the pressure! I'm in charge while Giz is in San Francisco for the Foodbuzz Blogger Festival.

I, on the other hand, am stuck in Ottawa in what "feels like" -5 Celcius, at home with a cold (because going to work with a cold might get me excommunicated in times of H1N1 panic) with next to nothing in my cupboards (I shouldn't complain about this last one, since that was the goal). Ok...pity party over.

Now, I'm just trying to use up whatever is left in my cupboards. So, here we go with another apple post.

This time I made Apple, Oatmeal and Raisin muffins with a recipe on

Apple, Oatmeal and Raisin Muffins

1 egg
3/4 c. milk
1 c. raisins
1 apple, chopped
1/2 c. vegetable oil
1 c. flour
3 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
2 tsp. cinnamon
1/3 c. sugar
1 c. oatmeal

Beat egg. Stir in remaining ingredients, mixing until just moistened. Pour into greased muffin tin and bake at 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes.

I was pretty skeptical about this recipe once I started it. Everything in me said "don't just beat the egg and then add everything else in". So, I separated the dry ingrediants from the wet ones. In the end, it turned out decently. Maybe a bit on the mushy side because of the apples (doesn't seem to have lingered once cooled). It tastes like a healthy muffin, which is code for "it's not very sweet". But with only 1/3 a cup of sugar, that's to be expected. In hindsight, I should have gone with Hopie's recipe for apple muffins. StumbleUpon


Steph said...

It drives me crazy when recipes are vague. It's a good thing you followed your instincts.

Grace said...

there's not much worse than being stuck at home with a cold (except maybe being stuck at home with the swine flu). i love your hearty, dense muffins--good for you for recognizing that the recipe was wonky and adapting. :)

Hopie said...

I was just thinking about making apple muffins! It's definitely the right season. Are these really made with oatmeal (rather than oats) - maybe that's what makes them mushy?

That Girl said...

I'll send you tissues to your pity party and you can use them for your cold.

Laura @ Hungry and Frozen said...

It can be a bit of a challenge to stick to cooking from exactly what's in your cupboard. These sound good, although you don't sound so enthused...maybe I'll try the other recipe you link to instead!

Mini Baker said...

wow! those look dense but AWESOME!
-Mini Baker

the ungourmet said...

These look so much more moist than the oatmeal raisin muffins I made the other day!

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

Those muffins look fabulous! Gonna give them a try!