Apple muffins - country living

Yield: 10 muffins

Measure Ingredient
¼ cup (1/2 stick) butter or margarine
½ cup Milk
⅓ cup Honey
2 \N Large eggs
\N \N Nut Topping (recipe follows)
1 cup Unsifted all-purpose flour
1 cup Whole-wheat flour
¼ cup Oat bran
2 teaspoons Baking powder
1 teaspoon Ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon Baking soda
½ teaspoon Salt
2 \N Small (1/2 lb) red baking apples

1. Heat oven to 400'F. Grease ten 2½-inch muffin-pan cups. In 1-quart saucepan, melt butter; remove from heat and stir in milk and honey until well mixed. Stir in eggs; set aside. Meanwhile, prepare Nut Topping.

2. In large bowl, combine flours, bran, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt; set aside. Cut one ½-inch-thick slice from side of each apple and reserve. Core and cut enough of remaining apples into ¼-inch cubes to measure about 1 C. Fold diced apple into flour mixture. Stir butter mixture into flour mixture just until dry ingredients are moistened. Spoon into greased cups.

3. Cut reserved apple slices crosswise into 4-inch-thick slices; insert 2 or 3 thin slices into top of muffin batter; sprinkle with Nut Topping. Bake muffins 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown.

Remove muffins from cups and cool to room temperature on wire rack.

Nut Topping: In cup, combine 3 T coarsely chopped walnuts, 2 T sugar, and ¼ t ground cinnamon.

Country Living/Dec/90 Scanned & fixed by DP and GG

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