Posted by Gretchen On September 27th, 2014
At day 7 out of 7 for Apple Week, it’s pretty apparent that I love apples. And if you’ve followed this blog for any time at all it’s probably quite obvious that I’m crazy about granola too. So why not combine my two loves to make apple granola muffins?!
I hope everyone has enjoyed Apple Week and a new apple recipe each day! Apple Week has left me pretty exhausted. I slept for 11 hours last night. Okay, there may be other factors too, not just whipping up all these apple recipes. I’m now entirely out of apples and I’m a little bummed that I ate so few plain as the majority went into these recipes. Dave says we can just go get apples at Sprouts now because they’re better anyway. But don’t listen to him. He doesn’t know what he’s talking about.
Apple Granola Muffins
(Granola Adapted from Alton Brown, Muffins Adapted from Good Housekeeping)
3 cups rolled oats
1 cup almonds, chopped
½ cup cashews, chopped
½ cup walnuts, chopped
¾ cup shredded sweet coconut
1/3 cup dark brown sugar
1/3 cup maple syrup
¼ cup vegetable oil
¾ teaspoon salt
Directions for the Granola:
Preheat oven to 250 degrees.
In a large bowl, combine the oats, nuts, coconut, and brown sugar.
In a separate bowl, combine maple syrup, oil, and salt. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry mixture and pour onto a baking sheet. Bake for one hour, stirring every 20 minutes.
½ cup brown sugar
4 tablespoons butter, softened
2/3 cup milk
2 cups flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 apples, peeled, cored, and chopped
1 cup granola, divided
¾ cup cranberries
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Fill a muffin tin with liners.
Using an electric or stand mixer, beat brown sugar and butter until creamy. Add in the egg and then the milk. Mix in the flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Add the vanilla extract.
Stir in the apple, ¾ of the granola, and cranberries by hand.
Divide batter between the muffin liners. Sprinkle remaining granola over the top of the muffins.
Bake for approximately 15 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center of muffin comes out clean.
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