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