Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins
From The Joy of Muffins - The International Muffin Cook Book. Here's what the intro to this recipe says: Norwegian eplepai or apple pie, the inspiration for these delicious muffins, is baked full of tart apples, cinnamon, and walnuts. We added cranberries, popular throughout Scandinavia, for extra taste appeal.
- 1⁄2 cup brown sugar
- 1 1⁄2 cups whole wheat flour
- 1 cup oatmeal
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1⁄2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 cup walnuts
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1 cup buttermilk, or
- 3⁄4 cup whole milk
- 3⁄4 cup applesauce
- 1⁄3 cup butter or 1⁄3 cup margarine, melted
- 3⁄4 cup cranberries (whole, canned)
- Combine brown sugar, flour, oatmeal, spices, soda, baking powder, and nuts in a large bowl.
- Mix eggs, milk, applesauce, melted butter, and cranberries together.
- Pour egg mixture into well in center of dry ingredients and mix quickly.
- Fill muffin pans three-quarters full and bake.
- Bake at 375 degrees 20 minutes.
These were ok, I wished for more apple and a little more spice ( I cut the recipe I half but used the full amount of spices) but enjoy the flavor overall. I used chopped cranberries and the walnuts which both added nice taste. The thing I found a bit off putting is they are kind of squishy in the middle. I cooked them extra and the muffin cup wasn't over full so I know they weren't undercooked. They didn't rise a lot so I wonder if they have too much moisture maybe they don't need the butter and the applesauce would provide enough moisture on its own? Made for ZWT 9 Family Picks by one of Mike and the Appliance Killers.