Wednesday, November 6, 2013

In the Kitchen with Jason: Apple Butter Muffins


Jess will be the first to admit that she often makes things that don't turn out so well or that neither of us like. She got an idea to make apple butter with a bunch of apples we had, and it turns out: we don't like apple butter. Well, if you know us at all, you also know we refuse to waste things when we can help it. So Jess found a recipe for apple butter muffins, and they are surprisingly yummy.

So if you have apple butter on hand that you don't like, here's a way to use it up! Jess also wanted me to note that she has been looking for good muffin recipes that don't use butter. Butter, per pound, costs more than ground turkey and chicken breasts, and she wanted to try decreasing our use of butter. This muffin recipe uses no butter.

Ingredients
  • 1 cup quick cooking oats
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup apple butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
Directions
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Mix together oats, milk, apple butter, and eggs.
  2. Whisk together flour, 1/2 cup sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix until just combined.
  3. Spoon muffin mixture into greased muffin pan. Sprinkle tops of muffin batter with sugar.
  4. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until done.
Please enjoy!

-Chef Jason

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