Saturday, January 28, 2012

Whole Grain Sour Cream Apple Muffins


Does anyone else make muffins as often as I do? I don't even love muffins actually. I much prefer scones. But muffins are easier to make and also easier to make healthy. Though why I try to make my muffins healthy, and then eat chips at night I have no idea.

Anyway, I got obsessed with the idea of a sour cream apple muffin, and found this whole grain version. They also have oat bran, raisins and walnuts. The muffins turned out soft, though a bit dry, but I think I overbaked them a bit. What's your favourite kind of muffin?

If this sounds good, you might also like:
Strawberry Lemon Sunflower Seed Muffins
Banana Peanut Butter Oatmeal Muffins
Maple Pecan Muffins
Morning Glory Muffins

Whole Grain Sour Cream Apple Muffins
Adapted from Pinch My Salt

Dry
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 cup oat bran
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons cinnamon

Wet
1 cup sour cream
1/3 cup canola oil
2 eggs
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla

1 apple, diced
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Preheat oven to 350F. Prepare a 12 cup muffin tin by oiling or using liners.

In a large bowl, whisk together dry ingredients (flour through cinnamon). In a separate bowl, whisk together wet ingredients (sour cream through vanilla). Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Fold in apples, raisins, and nuts. Divide batter between the muffin cups.

Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi, I make muffins often. My favorite lowfat ones are these:

http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Buttermilk-Bran-Muffins-104497

http://www.joyofbaking.com/muffins/BlueberryBranMuffins.html

I made the blueberry ones with my stash of Canadian wild blueberries in the freezer and my husband loved them and didn't even know they were lowfat.

Lorraine said...

I love making muffins too! I like them very moist and without too much sugar and oil. I just made banana, apple and oatmeal muffins and they turned out amazing. I found the recipe on the blog called 'eat good 4 life'. I reduced the sugar to 1/2 cup and increased the walnuts to 1/2 cup. One of the most important thing is not to overcook them and for once I succeeded! So
moist! Since they continue to cook after you take them out of the oven, you have to take them out a little before they are fully cooked. I think you could even reduce the sugar to 1/3 cup for a breakfast muffin.I love your blog and look forward to your next recipes!

eatme_delicious said...

Anonymous: Thank you so much for linking those recipes! They both look really good. I never know what to do with the rest of the buttermilk when I buy it but now I can try those muffins. :)

Lorraine: I'm like you, I prefer my muffins moist without too much sugar and oil. :) Though I don't mind a dry muffin sometimes. Thanks for the suggestion to that other muffin recipe. :)

Joanne said...

Perhaps you make your muffins healthy since you know you're going to eat chips at night anyway? Balance. I love apple anything and these muffins sound super tasty!

kickpleat said...

So funny because I always think scones are so much easier to make than muffins! I rarely make muffins but make scones all the time. Will try to make more muffins and these ones look delicious!

Tia the Baker said...

i love making muffins! and eating them too.

Brittany said...

Hi Ashley!

My name is Brittany. I don't remember how I stumbled upon your blog, but I find myself stopping by every so often. You find such interesting recipes..I keep coming back! I notice through some of your posts that you love beets, and thought I would introduce myself and share a beet recipe with you (http://www.brittanycooks.com/2012/01/blood-orange-beet-and-fennel-salad.html). It was AMAZING. Happy eating! :)

eatme_delicious said...

Brittany: Happy to hear you keep coming back. :) Thanks for sharing the beet recipe, I do love beets!!

janet @ the taste space said...

You are definitely the muffin queen! Sometimes I wonder about my own snacking choices... I won't make a soup with 1/2 cup peanut butter but will slather the peanut butter on crackers as a snack. :P hahahaha!

Amee said...

I do think you make a lot of muffins but no one is complaining! I like that it's kind of "your thing". :) Sour cream in breads give great results!!

Torie said...

Yes for healthy muffins and chips! Love making muffins, easy way to pack in good stuff into what otherwise seems like cake. Have you tried adding ground flaxseed? I always throw that into every muffin I make and you can barely tell its there.

eatme_delicious said...

Torie: I do add flaxseed sometimes. :) Usually as an egg replacer though.

grace said...

these look like they'd stick with a body for a good, long while! nice muffins. :)

Johanna GGG said...

I think I go through phases with muffins but often bake them when I have ideas of what I want and a cake seems too overwhelming - chocolate honey are probably my favourite but I might give a different answer tomorrow