• Apple Muffins ( no butter)

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    Apple Muffins ( no butter)
    Prep: 20 min Cook: 30 min Servings: 16
    by A Cook at Heart
    9 recipes
    These apple muffins are moist and mildly sweet. Oil is substituted for butter.


    • 1/2 cup Canola /vegetable or other neutral oil
    • 1/2 cup Granulated sugar
    • 3/4 cup Demerara sugar (original recipe calls for dark brown sugar)
    • 1 large Egg
    • 1 cup buttermilk
    • 2 Cups Unbleached All Purpose Flour
    • 1 teaspoon Baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon Baking soda
    • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
    • 1 1/2 tsp ground Cinnamon
    • 2 Apples (I used Cortland), peeled and chopped


    1. Pre-heat the oven at 375 deg. F. Grease the pan or line it with liners and grease them and set aside.
    2. Beat the Oil and sugar together.
    3. * The original recipe calls for using the granulated sugar and just 1/4 cup of the brown sugar to be mixed in butter and beat it till fluffy. I have used oil instead of butter and did not reserve any sugar, but creamed it all at once.
    4. Add the egg and mix well, scraping the sides of the bowl as required.
    5. Slowly add the buttermilk.
    6. Add the Flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.
    7. Gently fold in the apple.
    8. Add the mixture to the ready muffin pan / liners, dividing equally.
    9. Bake for 30 mins or until a toothpick inserted, comes out clean.
    10. Cool the muffins in the pan for about 10 mins and then on a rack.
    11. Enjoy as a tea-time treat or in the lunch box or when you want.
    12. NOTES:
    13. * If you have reserved any brown sugar, sprinkle it on top of the batter and then bake.
    14. **The original recipe calls for 1 Tbsp. of ground cinnamon, I dislike a very strong whiff of cinnamon and therefore used just 1.5 tsp.
    15. These muffins are deliciously moist because of the oil and the apples, of course and mildly sweet.
    16. (those who do not like fruit pieces in their food (as they tend to become soft) may not approve. )
    17. The reserved sugar will provide a nice crunch when baked. The next time I will try it or make a streusel topping.

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