Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Apple Crunch Muffins/Frugal Organic Recipes

apple crunch muffins
Apple Crunch Muffins
As we are trying to cook frugal organic mostly vegetarian meals I am posting the big hitters and these muffins are turning into a big hit. I have made them twice this week and can't seem to keep the bread box stocked. They are an extra special hit for breakfast and snacks, whole grain, organic and yummy. The reason I am calling them Apple Crunch Muffins is because the evaporated cane sugar magically rises to the top forming a crunchy sweet topping.

Apple Crunch Muffins

1 cup organic whole wheat flour
1 cup organic white bread flour
3/4 cup organic evaporated cane sugar (Florida Crystals)
2 teaspoons organic baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
dash salt
1 large organic free range egg
1 cup home canned chunky applesauce (see below)
1 stick melted organic butter

Preheat oven to 375 and line 12 muffin cups. Dump all ingredients in large bowl and fold together. Batter will resemble cookie doe. Spoon into muffin cups and bake for 18 minutes.

My home canned applesauce is super easy to make. I simple wash, peel, core and slice 2 pounds of apples and place them in a slow cooker; add 1/2 cup brown sugar (or not) and a dash of salt and cook on low all day. Can hot and process for 10 minutes. This recipe is yummy without the pesky use of a strainer.

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How I became Considering frugal

Fueled by the growing list of pollution related allergies my family suffered from each day, and inspired by my 97 year old grandmother who could recycle ANYTHING before recycling was cool, back in 2011, I decided (in the spirit of the Julie/Julia Project...) to embark on a journey to see just how much one family could do to change our planet. I didn't consult any other parties before I launched this idea. Thankfully my husband, daughter and son are usually my biggest supporters. Here is the catch; as I'm normally very thrifty (you can note from early blog posts), I was looking for ways that I could reduce our carbon footprint and make socially responsible purchases without increasing our spending. Mmmmmm. We succeed in changing some of our habits a bit and finding ways to reduce our footprint. There were lots of fun epic fails alone the way too! But the biggest change we have made over the course of the last six years, was to move from the mega city of Phoenix to Wyoming. You can read my full bio on my About Me page.

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