Sunday, July 10, 2011

I bought three pints of buttermilk to bake something yummy and could not decide what.
I was thinking about cupcakes all week and when i got up this morning i thought, Muffins!

Apple Almond Muffins!
Adapted by Martha Stewart

Here is what you will need:

Cooking spray
1 medium Granny Smith apple, peeled, cored, and quartered
1 cup sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon plus 2 pinches salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup chopped slivered almonds
2 large eggs
1 cup buttermilk, room temperature
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
Spray a 12-cup muffin tin with cooking spray.

First, peel the apple (and eat the skin if you are like me)

Quarter and core the peeled apple. Dice 3 of the 4 pieces.

With the 4th quarter,  slice it into 12 slices.
I used the wrong knife to cut the apples, that is why they are so uneven. 
I like more of a rustic look so I didn't cut them perfectly even.

Combine Flour, Sugar, Baking Soda, Salt, and Cinnamon.
Add diced apples and almonds, toss to coat.

In a seperate bowl, combine Eggs, Buttermilk and Melted Butter.
Whisk to combine.
Once combined, pour liquid into dry ingredients.
Fold with a spatula, do not over mix.
Mix just enough that there is no more loose flour.

Pour batter into muffin tin without liners.
(I used a spoon to help guide it into each cup because the batter is pretty thick)

Now, remember those apple slices from earlier?
Press onto tops of each cup of batter!

Bake for 16 minutes in preheated oven.


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