Apple and Walnut Spiced Muffins

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Apple and Walnut Spiced Muffins

Both Granny Smith or Golden Delicious apples work well in this recipe.

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  • 12 MuffinsServings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup raisins
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup old-fashioned oats
  • ⅔ cup sugar
  • 2½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground allspice
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 4 to 5 small apples
  • 1 egg
  • 2 egg whites
  • ¼ cup canola or vegetable oil
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease muffin tins, or coat with non-stick spray.

2. In a small bowl, pour hot water over raisins. Let sit 10 minutes; drain well and set aside.

3. In a medium bowl, combine flour, oatmeal, sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, allspice, and nutmeg. Stir and toss to combine ingredients; set aside.

4. Peel and core apples, then coarsely grate; you need 2 generous cups, lightly pressed down.

5. In a medium bowl, combine grated apple with egg, egg whites, oil, and walnuts; beat to blend.

6. Add apple mixture and raisins to dry ingredients; stir until just blended and moistened. Batter will be very stiff.

7. Spoon into prepared muffin tins, filling the cups ¾ full.

8. Bake at 350°F for 20 to 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in a muffin comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes in the pan, then remove and serve warm.

Source: California Walnut Board