October 08, 2011

Muffin of the Month: Sour Cream Apple Walnut

Yes, a little behind in posting these as well.  It just happened to work out that the only time we could get together to cook was the very end of September. The theme for this month was definitely apples, apples and more apples (which exactly describes our trip to the farmer's market too).

Our muffins for September are courtesy of  Cooks.com.  The only change I made to the recipe was to double all ingredients for 24 muffins, since I've been finding that most muffin recipes are for 12 muffins.  The main reason I came up with this "muffin of the month" idea in the first place (aside from a quick way to use seasonal ingredients) was to have another good snack/breakfast option for my child (aka, Michael Phelps, as we call him.  No, he doesn't swim, he just eats like he's training for the Olympics).  Anyway I thought 12 muffins would be plenty for just the two of us but obviously not! 

Sour Cream Apple Walnut Muffins
2 c. all-purpose flour
1/3 c. sugar
1 tbsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 c. chopped apples
1/2 c. chopped walnuts
1 c. sour cream
1 egg, slightly beaten
1/2 c. milk
In large bowl sift together first 5 ingredients, stir in apples and walnuts. Measure and set aside 1/4 cup sour cream. Blend remaining sour cream with egg, stir in milk. Add all at once to flour mixture stirring only until dry ingredients are moistened.

 Fill large size buttered muffin cups 2/3 full. Drop 1 teaspoon reserved sour cream in center of each muffin. Top with 1 teaspoon sugar. Bake in preheated 400 degree oven for 25 minutes or until top is golden brown.

 Our local farm grows fourteen varieties of apples but not all were available when we visited in early September.  For most of the recipes in the next few posts, we used Red Delicious.  Here are some suggestions for New Jersey farms with the largest variety of apples (you can also find more farms in our Local Haunts section):

--Melick's Town Farm (Hunterdon)
--Peaceful Valley Orchards (Hunterdon)
--Terhune Orchards (Mercer)
--Battleview Orchards (Monmouth)
--Riamede Farms (Morris) 

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