Friday, November 14, 2008

Apple Yogurt Muffins

  • 2 c flour
  • 1/2 c sugar
  • 1 T baking powder
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 1/4 t cinnamon
  • sprinkling of nutmeg
  • 1 c yogurt
  • 1/4 c oil
  • 1 egg
  • 2 T milk
  • 1 med apple, peeled, chopped (3/4 - 1 c)
  • 1/3 c raisins
  1. Grease a 12-muffin tin.
  2. Combine dry ingredients in large bowl.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix yogurt, oil, egg and milk. Add to flour mixture mixture and stir until dry ingredients are moistened.
  4. Gently stir in apple and raisins.
  5. Spoon into muffin tins.
  6. Sprinkle with brown sugar.
  7. Bake at 200C for 23-25 minute, until golden brown. Cool 10 minutes and remove from pan.
  • I used a small container of AB yogurt from 7-11 (the one available for free for this month's promotion) - plain with no sugar added.
  • I think you could put more apple, but the amount of raisins is just right.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Apple Chunk Bread

Wow, a whole month of no new recipes - how did that happen? Possibly because I've been busy baking banana breads the whole time (my first traded treats since starting this blog - the recipient helped by taking my dog for a run). The other reason being that the weather has been consistently in the 30-34 range and thus much too hot to even think of baking. This past weekend we had nothing but rain so having cooled off quite a bit it only got to the low 20s today. It was clearly a sign to start using the oven again. So I whipped this little treat up.

Dough Ingredients
  • 2 1/4 t yeast
  • 3 c bread flour
  • 2 T sugar
  • 1.5 t salt
  • 1/2 t cinnamon
  • 1/4 c oil
  • 1 c milk
  • 1-2 apples, peeled, cored and chopped
  • cinnamon
  • brown sugar
  • butter, melted - optional
  1. Add dough ingredients to bread machine and run on the Dough cycle. (about 1h30)
  2. On floured surface, roll dough into rectangle.
  3. Mix apple pieces with cinnamon.
  4. If using butter, spread on dough. (I didn't use it.)
  5. Sprinkle with brown sugar and apple mixture.
  6. Roll. Tuck ends and place in 9x5x3 bread pan.
  7. Let rise until 1.5-2x, about 1 hour.
  8. Bake at 180C for 30 minutes.
  9. Slice and enjoy!
  • Make the rectangle very long, and when rolled cut into 9 pieces and bake in a 9x9 baking dish as cinnamon-apple-rolls.
  • Add nuts.
  • Put the whole thing back in the bread machine to bake.