Doesn’t that photo make it seem like you could just reach out and touch it?
I freaking LOVE muffins. Especially these.
The girls came over for our hike yesterday right after I made these, so I fed them some as my taste-testers. Everyone loved them. My friend Lauren even proclaimed: “These are the best muffins I’ve ever had!” You can imagine her delight when I told her they were probably the healthiest, too :)
No butter, no oil, lots of protein (from the spelt, milk/yogurt, and egg), and entirely whole grain. Awesome.
Apple Walnut Crunch Spelt Muffins
(makes 12 muffins)
- 2 C spelt flour (check out this post for more info on spelt flour)
- 3/4 C brown sugar
- 1/3 C finely ground flaxseed
- 1 Tbsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp. nutmeg
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1.5 C apples, chopped into small pieces
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 C skim or 1% milk
- 1/2 C plain nonfat Greek yogurt
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1/2 C walnuts, chopped
- 1.5 tsp brown sugar
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 C walnuts, chopped
Preheat oven to 300 (spelt bakes more quickly than regular flour!).
In two large bowls, separately mix dry and wet ingredients. Add wet ingredients to dry, stirring until mixed. Spoon into a cooking-sprayed or nonstick muffin pan. Top each muffin with a sprinkling of topping mixture. Bake for 30 minutes — fork check to make sure they are done.
These muffins are soft, bursting with juicy apples, and have a nice, crunchy cinnamon spiced topping. Perfection.
The only snafu? I tried this new rubbery muffin pan that I got for Christmas. It’s supposed to be one of the ones where you don’t need any nonstick spray/grease and you can easily pop out the muffins when they are done (the pan is flexible). But it didn’t work very well :( Have any of you tried these pans? Do I need to let the muffins cool first? What did I do wrong?
Anyway. I’m off to eat more muffins :)
Have a great day!