Friday, November 18, 2011

Harvest Muffins

These sort of, came about as a "Melissa can't read/follow a recipe", but they're delicious, so I'm actually writing down what I did!

Makes: ~28 cupcake-sized muffins

Harvest MuffinsIngredients
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1 cup demerara-style brown sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/3 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 large apples, peeled and chopped
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 cups bran cereal
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon 
  • 1 1/2 tsp cloves 
  • 1 tsp freshly ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp salt

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350˚F, and grease muffin pans.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each.  
  4. Add raisins, pecans, and chopped apples to wet ingredients, stir well to combine.
  5. In a medium sized bowl, combine, flour, bran, spices, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
  6. Fold dry ingredients to wet until just combined.
  7. Fill greased muffin cups 100% full (they don't rise much). Bake for approx. 20 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out of muffin clean.

1 comment:

dee said...

Wow! 28 muffins per batch? Lady, when you make muffins you seriously make muffins! (this would be a huge problem at our place as i usually devour entire batches of a dozen muffins in like, no time flat...)

These look sooo good!