For those of you who are looking for some applesauce recipes, these applesauce muffins are quick and easy to make and they smell divine when they come out of the oven. You can make the applesauce from scratch I often just buy it ready made, which makes this muffin recipe really quick and easy. Using honey, in place of sugar, makes this muffin recipe a healthier option.
Buying ready-made applesauce can be expensive, especially if you buy it in the gourmet section. I cheat a little - I buy my mine in the baby food section! It is much cheaper and it is just the same thing as you would pay twice the price for two aisles over.
Another quick tip for using applesauce in muffins is to buy cans of pie apples and cook them down. They have already been precooked, so it doesn't take long to get them to that sauce consistency. After that, you can just add your spices to the mixture and Bob's your uncle, and Fanny's your aunt!
I am always for looking for shortcuts when cooking or baking and I am sure you do too.
However, if you're looking for a homemade applesauce recipe - try this one, which by the way, minus the spices, it makes it an ideal homemade baby food.
Homemade Applesauce Recipe
Some cooking apples, sliced but not peeled
1/4 cup honey for every 4 apples
Cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, cloves (use a combination you like)
Cover apples with water, add honey and spices to taste
Let water come to a boil, then simmer gently until done
Depending on the types of apples you have used this could be from 25-45 minutes, or even longer.
Sieve through food mill
Note: Sweetness and strength of honey varies with the type used. For cooking and baking, especially for homemade desserts, acacia and black locust honey are light and flavorful. Buckwheat honey is very strong and dark and can be made in homemade bread recipes. Clover honey is quite sweet, so use it sparingly. Follow your own taste - do some research and some experimenting. However, whatever honey you use, it will be a lot healthier than using sugar.
Applesauce Muffin Recipe
3 cups of plain homemade applesauce (without the spices). See recipe above 2 large eggs 3/4 cup olive oil 1 cup brown sugar 4 1/2 cup almond flour 3 teaspoons baking soda 3/4 teaspoon salt 3 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves 3/4 teaspoon allspice
1 cup sultanas
Get a large bowl and add 3 cups of applesauce
Add eggs, oil, and sugar
Then add flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, cloves, allspice and sultanas
Bake in muffin tins at 175°C (340° F) for 20 minutes
Why are Apples Good for You?
You may have heard an apple a day keeps the doctor away, but it is not too far off the mark.Pectin found in apples helps to prevent heart disease and atherosclerosis by preventing cholesterol buildup in the lining of the blood vessel walls. Eat apples with the skins on - just under the skin is where you will find 50% of an apple's Vitamin C content. Apples are a good source of fiber, helping with bowel movements.
Apple Nutrition Facts (*One medium 2-1/2 inch apple, fresh, raw, with skin) Calories 81 Carbohydrate 21 grams Dietary Fiber 4 grams Soluble fiber Insoluble fiber Calcium 10 mg Phosphorus 10 mg Iron .25 mg Sodium 0.00 mg Potassium 159 mg Vitamin C 8 mg Vitamin A 73 IU Folate 4 mcg*The nutritional value of apples will vary slightly depending on the variety and size. Source: USDA Nutrient Data Laboratory -- Apple
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