Cranberry Apple Muffins

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on October 28, 2009

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A delicious fall after school snack!

Makes 18 regular sized muffins, or 12 regular sized muffins plus 12 mini muffins

Ingredients
4 eggs
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup applesauce
4 Tbsp canola or vegetable oil
1/4 cup milk
1 cup white flour
1 cup wheat flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup dried cranberries
1 medium Jonathon or Macintosh apple, peeled, cored and finely chopped
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 Tbsp brown sugar
1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 350. Grease 12 muffin tin wells and 12 mini muffin wells, or 18 regular size muffin tin wells.

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2. In stand mixer or large mixing bowl, whisk eggs, sugar, applesauce, oil and milk.

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3. In small mixing bowl, combine white flour, wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Add to the wet ingredients in the mixer/mixing bowl and combine until batter forms.

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4. In another small bowl, stir together cranberries, finely chopped apples, cinnamon and brown sugar. Fold the cranberries and apples into the batter.

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5. Bake in preheated oven, using these time frames: Regular sized muffins for 16-18 minutes. Or mini muffins for 13-15 minutes.

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**Note: If you don’t use all the wells in your muffin tin, just fill them with water so they don’t brown.  Plus the water creates a nice steamy environment in the oven!

Enjoy!

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Abby October 28, 2009 at 11:03 am

Made these this morning as soon as I saw your post – delicious! I love when you post a recipe that I have all the ingredients for so I can make it right away.

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Rachel @ Surviving The Stores October 28, 2009 at 11:15 am

So I was wondering why you had candles coming out of your batter mix, then I realized that was your WISK! Where did you ever find such a fun and colorful wisk? I want one! :)

I got apples for 30¢ a pound last night at Target, so I stocked up… I think I might use some to make these this afternoon. They look awesome!!

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Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom October 28, 2009 at 12:33 pm

@Rachel @ Surviving The Stores,

LOL! It was a birthday gift…I believe from Pier 1! And don’t forget you can make and freeze/can applesauce in the crockpot!

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cathe October 28, 2009 at 6:52 pm

@Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom,
recipe looks great but can i just use regular flour if i do not have wheat flour on hand right now?
cathe

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Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom October 28, 2009 at 7:08 pm

@cathe,

Absolutely!

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tosha October 28, 2009 at 3:56 pm

These look sooo good. Think I will have to try these. I really like cranberry orange nut muffins too. Thanks. BTW, I made your Blackeye Pea Casserole last night and it was a big hit.

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Megan October 28, 2009 at 5:34 pm

Oh, these look phenomenal. I LOVE cranberries! Thank you for this. I’m on a muffin kick lately and will be trying them!

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Megan October 29, 2009 at 12:57 pm

My toddler loves helping when I use my kitchenaid, too. His “help” takes baking to a whole new level! Just wanted to let you know I really appreciate your blog–what a blessing it has been to my family. Thank you!

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Stacie October 29, 2009 at 7:00 pm

These sound fantastic! Another muffin to add to my baking frenzy I am in. I will be spending yet another day baking tomorrow. .

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Lindsey January 6, 2010 at 1:52 pm

Do you think I could just double the apples in this recipe if I didn’t want to use the cranberries?

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Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom January 6, 2010 at 2:01 pm

@Lindsey,

Yes…that would totally work!

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