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Apple Cheddar Muffins

by Michele Pesula Kuegler | February 25th, 2013 | Breads, Breakfast Dishes, Recipes
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apple_cheddar_muffinSnowed inside for about 24 hours during the blizzard, we enjoyed a homemade breakfast of sweet and savory breads.  Last week I shared the recipe for Cinnamon Marbled Quick Bread.  This week I have the recipe for the Apple Cheddar Muffins.

This recipe was a creation of what was on hand.  I hadn’t bought specific baking items, as I hadn’t been certain we’d have power once the storm arrived.  So, after a little bit of investigating in the pantry and refrigerator, I decided that the combination of sweet apple and sharp cheddar cheese would make a muffin that would be less sweet but still have hearty flavors.

This muffin can be enjoyed split in half and grilled with a little bit of butter.  It also can be the base for a fried egg or two, making an open-faced sandwich of sorts.  Of course, it can be eaten as is, right from the cooling rack.

Apple Cheddar Muffins


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Ingredients
  1. 1 egg
  2. 1 egg white
  3. 1/3 cup milk
  4. 2 Tb. butter, melted
  5. 1 cup flour
  6. 1-1/2 tsp. baking powder
  7. 1/2 tsp. salt
  8. 3/4 cup shredded cheddar
  9. 1 apple, peeled & shredded
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350. Grease a 6-cup large muffin pan or 12-cup regular size muffin pan (or line with muffin cups).
  2. Combine egg, egg white, milk, and butter in a large bowl and whisk thoroughly.
  3. Add flour, baking powder, and salt, and stir with a spoon until moistened.
  4. Add cheddar and apple and stir gently.
  5. Divide batter among prepared cups.
  6. If you prefer larger muffins, you may not fill all of the cups in the pan.
  7. Bake large muffins for 22-26 minutes and regular-sized muffins for 18-22 minutes.
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