Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min. Makes: 6 servings
1 cup chopped peeled tart apple
1/2 cup sugar or less
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 large egg
1/3 cup milk
3 tablespoons canola oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract or maple syrup
3 tablespoons chopped walnuts
3 tablespoons raisins
In a small bowl, combine the apple and sugar; set aside. Combine the flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. In another bowl, whisk the egg, milk, oil and vanilla; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in the apple mixture, walnuts and raisins.
Coat muffin cups with cooking spray or use paper liners; fill three-fourths full with batter.
Bake at 375° for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack. Serve warm. Yield: 6 muffins.
“A friend in New York gave me the recipe for these delightful muffins,” Margaret McNeil notes from Germantown, Tennessee. “They stay moist for days…if you have any left!” tasteofhome.com