Category Archives: Apple

Very Apple Streusel Muffins and Why I’m Happy today

apple muffins

apple muffins

apple muffins

Hi everyone! Pardon me for the lack of posting, I’ve just been so busy! I get some evenings off after work, but I’m usually so tired out from work that I don’t want to move at all! So that’s why I haven’t been posting: because I’m too tired to move my fingers. I’m sorry, it’s a terrible excuse, but at least I’m not lying! I would never lie to you guys πŸ™‚

Today though, I told myself to suck it up and write this post. You guys have been nothing but nice to me and I think you deserve another recipe πŸ™‚

Shall we talk about why I’m super happy today? Yea, let’s start with the better news first!

So today…. I REACHED 76 VIEWS!! I know that’s barely anything, but it’s the most views I’ve ever gotten! Thank you so much you guys! It’s all you! I really really wouldn’t be here without you! You have no idea how happy it makes me every time you guys view my homepage and click on my other recipes and leave a comment! I run around the house screaming “I GOT A COMMENT I GOT A COMMENT I GOT A COMMENT!” or “I GOT 76 VIEWS, 76 76 76 76 76!” depending on the circumstances πŸ™‚ Just ask my siblings, I go CRAZYY when it comes to blogging.

So thank you, again. You guys are awesome, seriously πŸ™‚

Now on to the muffins!

I was craving me some baked goodies, but I didn’t want to eat something unhealthy. So I started with making some applesauce, to see if that could satisfy my cravings without having to whip out a mixer preheat my oven.

The applesauce was awesome! I never made it before because I never realized how easy it is! All you do is boil some apples and water for about 15 mins and there you have it!

While it was good, it can’t compare to CARBS for satisfying my sweet tooth. Since I had so much applesauce leftover I decided to make some apple muffins!

I found various recipes and then kinda tweaked them all to create my very own. I’m usually not one to experiment in the kitchen. I make mistakes even when I am following recipes, so imagine how disastrous it could be if I decided to make my own recipes!! lol!

But I was feeling daring πŸ˜‰ so I went ahead and whipped up the muffins. And contrary to my expectations, they turned out really well! These muffins are good for the soul, yenno what they say: an apple a day keeps the doctor away! I live by that, and so should you πŸ™‚

*note: make these healthier by leaving out the oil/replacing it with more applesauce and leaving out the streusel

an apple a day keeps the doctor away

Very Apple Streusel Muffins

2 cups AP flour

1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup unsweetened applesauce *this may be more liquid than needed
1/4 cup vegetable oilΒ 
1/2 cup brown sugar (not packed)
1/2 cup white sugar
2 eggs
1 1/4 tsp vanilla
2 cups chopped apples

For the streusel:
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 tbsp AP flour
1/8 tsp cinnamon
1 tbsp butter

How To

1. Preheat oven to 360 degrees F

2. Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt

3. Beat the applesauce, oil, Β both sugars, and eggs until smooth

4. Splash in the vanilla, then stir in the apples. Slowly add in the flour mixture and mix until JUST incorporated

5. Making the streusel: in a small bowl, mix together brown sugar, flour and cinnamon. Cut in the butter until the butter is scattered in small lumps.Β 

6. Sprinkle the streusel over the muffins and bake for 15-20 mins. Cool 5 mins in pan before removing.

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Apple Pie

My first pie ever! YAY!

I bought a pie pan/plate, whatever you call it, awhile ago, but I never got around to using it. My mom keeps using it for jello =.=

This pie was not hard to make, but that’s probably because I skipped a bunch of steps. You simply can’t expect me to make a pie and wait 5 hours for it to freeze and cool and stuff. You just can’t.

I failed on making the caramel sauce. Right before I left the pot of caramel to toss the apples in cinnamon, it looked GORGEOUS. So good in fact, that I was willing to take the risk of getting burnt just to have a lick of the stuff. But right when I got back to the pot, ( and I swear I only took about 30 secs to toss the apples!) the sauce became an oily mess. The butter seemed to have separated from the sugar and no matter how hard I tried to mix it all back together, it just wouldn’t work!

So then, I thought to myself, ok maybe it will fix itself in the oven after I pour this darn soupy mess over the apples.

End result: Not only did the sauce not fix itself, it just became hard pieces of sugar!

Nonetheless though, the kids really enjoyed eating those caramel pieces, and claimed they taste like candy. So yay πŸ™‚

The crust had an excellent buttery taste (can you tell I love butter yet?) but it was only somewhat flaky. Perhaps because I cut the butter into the flour way too much and I didn’t leave enough butter chunks to create layers in the dough for flakiness. I will definitely keep that in mind next time.

As much as I like baking, I’m terrible at it. How many times have you read my blog entries and saw the words “baking fail” or “disastrous”? I bet all ten fingers on your hands are up and you’re taking off your shoes to continue counting.

I got the recipe for the pie crust from Joy The Baker, and the filling from My Baking Addiction. These are some of my favourite blogs and I visit them everyday. No jokes.

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