Friday, March 07, 2008
milk free, egg free applesauce muffins
I wanted to share this easy & delicious recipe for milk & egg free applesauce muffins. The original recipe called for 1/3C shortening but I recently tried substituting the same amount of vegetable oil and I like them even better. They are really light, almost like a cupcake.
1 C. sugar (I have used less and they are still yummy...esp. if you use sweetened applesauce)
1/3 C vegetable oil
1 1/3 C applesauce (I always use unsweetened)
2 C flour (I use white whole wheat flour here and they still come out light in flavor and texture)
1 1/2 t baking powder
1 t cinnamon
1/4t each: nutmeg, cloves, allspice, ginger
3/4 C raisins (any dried fruit will work, or omit)
Preheat oven to 375. Grease or line 18 muffin cups. Beat sugar, oil & applesauce until smooth. (by hand, mixer or food processor...anything will do.) Combine dry ingredients in a separate bowl and then add to the wet ones, stir together until just combined. Spoon into muffin cups and sprinkle tops with cinnamon & sugar if desired. Bake for 18-20 minutes. Enjoy.
p.s. This is my new favorite plate that I found recently at D&S. Isn't it so summery and lovely? yay!