Thursday, October 9, 2008

how about them apples?

Life as Mom is doing a recipe swap - and so I'm posting 2 of my fav. apple recipes for the swap! I normally delete alot of emails for recipe swaps because not many people end up participating, but I love apples and something about fall makes them even more yummy!!

The first is "apple brownies" - I got this recipe from a google search about 2 years ago and tried it and loved it! I worked with whole wheat flour to make it a little healthy....when using whole wheat flour you use 3/4 cup + 2tbsp in place of 1 full cup of white flour. Also, keep in mind that whole wheat flour doesn't rise the same as white flour because of it's density. You can mix 1/2 white w/ 1/2 wheat to get a better rise in the flour.

1 cup butter or margarine, melted
2 cups sugar
2 eggs
2 to 3 cups apples, peeled, cored and chopped
1 cup walnuts (optional)
2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
3 tsp. cinnamon
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 2. In large bowl, beat butter, sugar and eggs. Stir in apples and nuts. 3. In a separate bowl, sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Fold into apple mixture. 4. Pour batter into a greased 13- x 9- x 2-inch pan. Bake for 50 minutes.

This next recipe for Apple "morning" muffins includes mixing whole wheat and white flour - this is because it's just a nicer looking muffin if it rises like white flour allows.

3 eggs
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 cup grated apples
1 cup grated carrots
1 cup whole-wheat flour
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tbsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. cinnamon

1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Lightly grease a 12-muffin tin or line it with paper liners. Set aside. 2. In the bowl of an electric mixer, blend the eggs, sugar and oil until well combined. Stir in the grated apples and carrots. In a separate bowl, sift the flours, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Blend the dry ingredients with the apple mixture until just combined. Spoon the batter into the muffin tins and bake for 25 minutes. Makes 12 muffins.


FishMama said...

What great recipes! Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Sound like good recipes. And it is a great time of year to eat and cook with apples!

Anonymous said...

Love muffins. Love apples. Great combo!

Heather said...

sounds delicious!

Hannah made from-scratch brownies last night...and I couldn't figure out why they smelled like horse feed. She used all whole wheat flour. Which made them smell/taste like horse feed. I told her some things could use half/half or are better with unbleached flour. Did we eat them? Yes...cuz they tasted somewhat like chocolate.