Remember the game where you twist the stem of an apple, and each twist corresponds with a letter of the alphabet, and whichever letter the stem twists off at is the first letter of your true love’s name?
Though, not quite fair to anyone who’s name begins with anything after about G.
Today I got E. Twice.
Of course now I’m panicking that I may have married the wrong man.
So anyway. It’s apple season!!!
This muffin recipe’s got apples two ways. Fresh and saucy.
Right…so adding apples and/or applesauce is a great way to add moisture to baked goods without adding a lot of fat.
Buttermilk is too, in fact. Oh by the way, if you don’t have buttermilk at home you can make your own.
Add 1 Tbsp of lemon juice or white vinegar to 1 cup of milk. Wait 5-10 minutes.
Voila – buttermilk. I kid you not.
These muffins come out both moist and light. They’re a great treat that’s not over the top indulgent.
With a dab of nut butter they’d even work for a nice quick breakfast.
If you’re pouring the batter directly into muffin tins, it makes a perfect dozen. If you use parchment muffin tin liners, you’ll get a few extra.
Oh, and the pecan streusel type topping is a non-negotiable addition. Hear me?
Go on then. Make some muffins!