Muffin Monday: Apple Cranberry Almond


Apple Cranberry Almond Muffins ready to go into the oven.

Apple Cranberry Almond Muffins ready to go into the oven.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 cups White Whole Wheat Flour
  • 3/4 cups Brown Sugar
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • 1/4 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 1/2 cup plain Yogurt
  • 1/4 melted Butter
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1 cup Chopped Cranberries
  • 1 cup chopped Apple
  • 1 cup choppedAlmonds

TOPPING:

  • 1/4 cup Brown Sugar
  • 3 tablespoons Flour
  • 2 tablespoons butter

DIRECTIONS:

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Prepare 18 muffin cups with cooking spray.

2. In a large bowl combine Flour, Brown Sugar, Baking Powder, Ground Cinnamon, Salt, Pumpkin Pie Spice, and Baking Soda.

3. In a medium bowl beat the Eggs, combine the Yogurt, melted Butter and Vanilla.

4. Mix the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients.

5. Fold in the Cranberries, Apple and Almonds.

6. Divide batter evenly into the 18 muffin cups.

7. In a small bowl combine the TOPPING ingredients using a pasty blender or two forks.

8. Top the muffins with the Topping mix.

Apple Cran Almond 2

9. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes until muffins pass the toothpick test.

These muffins were nice and moist, but not too dense. A smidgen on the sweet side because of the topping and the apples, but the fresh cranberries help bring them around with a kick of tartness.

Apple Cran Almond beauty

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About ritalovestowrite

Freelance writer and graphic designer in Northern Baltimore County. As a writer I enjoy both fiction and non fiction (travel and local interest stories.) Most recently my non fiction writing has been featured in Mason-Dixon ARRIVE Magazine. As a graphic designer I focus on cover designs and have done a number of designs for books and magazines. Recently I've entered the e-book cover field. I also enjoy working with community organizations and churches to bring their communications to a higher standard. As an advocate for the ARTS, one of my biggest passions is helping young people find a voice in all the performing arts. To that end it has been my honor to give one on one lessons to middle and high school students in graphic design and music. View all posts by ritalovestowrite

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