Recipe by lazyme
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.
Top Review by momaphet
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.
- 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)
Directions See How It's Made
- 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.