Friday, October 23, 2009


This is a California Blue Ribbon Winner recipe by a friend of mine Marina who is also a food editor for Taste of Home Magazine. She's got more great accomplishments check HERE

For this recipe, she suggested to use gala, Fuji or Golden Delicous. I used gala and cortland variety.

Y: 12 muffins.

3 1/2 C Flour
3 C peeled and chopped apples (i chopped them small)
2 C sugar
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 C vegetable oil
1 1/2 c walnuts, chopped
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 c raisins
Sifted confectioner's sugar
dash of nutmeg ( my addition)
1/3 cup milk (pls. check ****, i didn't have buttermilk)

***Marina's footnote was to add 1/3 cup buttermilk if desired, or if mixture is too dry.

Preheat oven to 30 degrees F.
Greased and flour muffin tins (I used muffin liners)
Combine flour, apples, sugar, salt, soda and cinnamon in a large bowl.
Stir in oil, milk, walnuts, raisins and vanilla. Mix well.
Divide batter into prepared tins and bake 30 minutes. (I cooked mine for 40 minute coz i know my oven will not cook the muffins in 30 minutes)
If desired lightly sprinkle tops of muffins w/ sugar and bake as directed.
When completely cooled dust w/ sifted confectioners sugar (W/c i forgot to do so)



  1. Beautiful recipe, I'm going to bookmark this one. I've got loads of apples from my trees this year :D

  2. hi, i hope you'll enjoy them as much as we did. Remember to add the buttermilk or in my case i used milk. It's moist and i like the bits of apples when you bite into the muffin. Thanks for the comment.

  3. These are similar to the apple breakfast puffs I made. I must bookmark this recipe. Thanks!

  4. Hi,Memoria. apple breakfast puffs sounds good too! Thanks for the visit.

  5. umm, maybe I am missing something, but this recipe was so dry it wasn't even pourable. It was more like a bowl of crumb topping.