Friday, October 21, 2011

I Am Still Apple'n It: Applesauce Muffins

Another perfect muffin....

I think I have got this muffin thing down pat.

And this recipe is linked to:


Cast Party Wednesday

And these were even a rush job. I had an hour and a half before I had to leave for school. I made my muffins, showered, did make-up, and took my foodie photos all within that hour and a half. I even took a couple of these muffins to my instructor.

You know what I got?

An automatic "A".......ha ha....I'm such a brown-noser.....

No, for real, my instructor follows my blog so I thought I would take him some of my goodies to sample.

You will never guess what the topping is on these muffins.....

Sure, I'll wait while you guess.


Give up?

It is crumbled chocolate chip cookies.

I had three cookies left-over that no one was eating, so I took a meat mallet to them.

And this technique is also a great stress reliever. Do you have a someone that just gets under your skin daily? Someone that just pushes your buttons to the limit?

Well, here is how you deal with them.

Put your cookies in a plastic bag, grab the meat mallet, get a good picture image of that irritating person, and start swing'n.....

This is for you irritating me, BANG, BANG, BANG, and this is for you getting under my skin daily, BANG, BANG, and just for getting on my last nerve, BANG, BANG, BANG, BANG.....

See, I told you it would be good stress relief.....

Sprinkle the cookie crumbs on top of the muffins before baking. Don't be afraid to put them on heavy. The more there are, the crunchier the tops are.

This is what they looked like after they were baked.

The cookie crumbs browned nicely. And don't forget to add water to the empty muffin cups before baking. Never leave them empty.

I used some sweet and salty caramel dip to put on the tops after they were cool. I heated the caramel just a little. Enough to make it pour-able.

And just wait till you see the inside of these beauties.....

Fluffy, fluffy, moist, and cakey......

Applesauce Muffins

1 c. sugar
1/2 c. butter, soft
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
2 c. bread flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. ground cloves
1/4 tsp. salt
1 c. applesauce
Crushed chocolate chip cookie crumbs for topping

In a mixing bowl, cream sugar and butter. Add eggs, one at a time, and vanilla, beating well. Combine dry ingredients; add to the creamed mixture alternately with applesauce. Mix just until combined. Fill paper lined muffin cups almost full. Top with cookie crumbs. Bake at 350 degrees F. for 30 - 35 minutes. Cool on wire rack.



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  2. Yummy to the tummy! I would say you have this muffin thing down pat. :-)

    God Bless and have a Wonderful Weekend :-)

    *The Old Geezer Blog

  3. What a fabulous looking muffin..just calling my name. I saw your tease at FB with this muffin, and have been anxiously waiting to get the recipe. You're always so clever and it always amazes me. LOVELY! You deserved an A+. =)

  4. What a great idea!! These look delicious!

  5. Wow! Well don't these just look divine!!!



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