Apple Muffins

More muffins! I’ve been eating them every morning before taking the T to get to the gym at work so I need something as ‘mini breakfast’, ‘pre breakfast’ or ‘breakfast part 1’ whatever you want to call it, otherwise I’m starving at the gym.

Recipe from here.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup sugar + more for the top
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon + more for the top
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted, cooled
  • 2 cups apples, grated (I used 3 granny smith apples)

Directions:

1) Preheat the oven to 400F.

2) In a large bowl whisk the sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and flour.

3) In a medium bowl, whisk the egg, milk and butter.

4) Mix the wet into the dry. It will be quite dry now.

5) Add the  apple in and mix.

6) Add the batter to the muffin pan, sprinkle sugar and cinnamon on top.

7) Bake for 20-22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

8) Allow to cool for 5 minutes.

Apple Muffins

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Apple-Raspberry Crumble

After this I can’t bake with raspberries anymore. I’ve got about a cup left and I’ll just eat them now. Plus, I guess it’s peach time in Korea since that’s all I see in the market now. Recipe taken from here.

Ingredients:

  • Filling
  1. 4 apples, peeled, sliced into chunks  of about 3/4 inches
  2. 1 cup of raspberries
  3. 1.5 TBSP sugar
  4. 1 TBSP flour
  5. 1 tsp vanilla or rum
  6. 1 tsp cinnamon
  7. pinch of salt
  • Topping
  1. 4 TBSP butter
  2. 1/4 cup oats
  3. 1/4 cup + 2 TBSP flour
  4. 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  5. 1/4 cup + 2 TBSP walnuts

Directions:

1)Heat the oven to 370F/190C or toaster oven to 170C.

2) Mix the apples though salt together.

3) Add the mixture to baking tins

4) Mix the oats though walnuts together.

5) Add the butter using your hands.

6) Add the oat mixture to the top of the apple mixture.

7) Bake for 30 minutes.

8) Let sit for 10 minutes.

9) Serve with vanilla ice cream.

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Grilled Apples

This was also made for the Memorial Day (June 6th in Korea) holiday, and I couldn’t take pictures because by the time we got around to making and eating them it was dark and any picture would have come out poorly. Especially since my camera’s flash is broken.

Ingredients:

  • 4 apples, sliced
  • 2 parts water (this will depend on the size of your container and the size of your apples)
  • 1 part lemon juice
  • 2 lemons, sliced (optional)
  • 2 TBSP brown sugar
  • 1 TBSP cinnamon

Directions:

1) Add the apples to a container (if you’re doing the grilling at your home, you can just put them in a bowl) and cover with the water, lemon juice. I added slices of lemon to make it look nicer and keep the lemon flavor going since I was not sure how long they would sit. I didn’t want them to start to turn brown.

2) Mix the brown sugar and cinnamon.

4) Grill the apples, flipping once to give them nice grill marks on each side.

5) Sprinkle with the cinnamon sugar mixture.

Any left over cinnamon sugar can be used in French Toast or sprinkled on anything.

White Wine Sangria

For Korean Memorial Day (June 6th) almost everyone had the day off and some of my friends had a BBQ. I brought Sangria and forgot to take a picture. Recipe taken from here.

Ingredients:

  • 1 bottle of white wine
  • 3 cups of sprite
  • 1/2 cup dark rum (I used 151)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 cups pineapple
  • 4 apples
  • 1 cup mango
  • 1 orange

Directions:

1) Mix all the ingredients.

2) Serve cold.

Lemon Apple Bars

Recipe taken from here, but halved and with extra lemon! It’s almost like a granola bar. I found the bottom a bit dry on it’s own, but when mixed with the rest it’s great.

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/8 cups flour
  • 1/6 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup + a bit of butter
  • 1 TBSP cold water
  • 2 apples, peeled and diced
  • 2 TBSP sugar
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/6 cup raisins
  • 1/6 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/3 cup oats
  • 1/3 cups walnuts, chopped

Directions:

1) Preheat the oven to 380F/180C or the toaster oven to 135C.

2) Mix the flour, brown sugar, butter, cinnamon and butter.

3) Slowly add the water until the mixture forms a dough that sticks together.

4) Press half into the bottom of a tin or baking tins and bake for 20 minutes. Place the rest of the dough in a plastic bag or cling wrap and freeze. After this I turned off the toaster oven not to waste electricity because the apples had to cool as well.

5) Add the apples, sugar, lemon zest and lemon juice into a pan over low heat until the sugar dissolves.

6) Increase the heat to medium and place a lid on the pot and cook for 10 minutes, keeping an eye on them because they could burn.

7) Allow to cool before mixing in the raisins and cranberries.

8) Add the raisins and cranberries. This was when I turned the toaster oven back on.

9) Place on top of the dough.

10) Grate the frozen dough and mix with the walnuts and oats.

11) Sprinkle on top of the apple mixture.

12) Bake for 30 minutes or until the top is golden.

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Mozzarella Apple Grilled Cheese

Recipe taken from here.

Ingredients:

  • butter
  • 2 slices of wheat bread
  • 2 TBSP honey mustard (optional)
  • 4-6 slices of mozzarella cheese
  • 3 slices of apple

Directions:

1) Heat a pad of butter in a pan on medium heat. More or less depending on how much you like

2) Built the sandwich as such: bread, honey mustard, cheese, apple, cheese, bread.

3) Add the sandwich to the pan and cook until browned and heated though about 5 minutes.

4) Flip and cook until browned on that side, about 3 minutes.

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