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Apple Pecan Muffins by Brigid
February 13, 2010, 2:49 pm
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It’s almost Valentine’s Day, and for sugar-lovin’ folks like me, that means baking! Perhaps you want a nice treat for your lovey in the morning. If so, why not whip up a batch of these tasty, almost-healthy muffins for your muffin!

First off, you’ll need to preheat the oven to 350 and grease a muffin pan. Then you’ll need to peel and chop 1.5 cups of fresh apple. This ended up being one large-ish apple for me, but the yield will depend on the kind you use. If you don’t have pre-chopped pecans, chop ’em up yourself, anywhere from 1/2 to 1 cup. Set all that aside.

Now, in a large bowl, combine 1.5 cups unbleached all-purpose flour, 1/2 cup whole wheat flour, 1 tablespoon baking powder, 1 teaspoon cinnamon and 1/2 teaspoon of salt.

In a smaller bowl, beat 1 tablespoon of Ener-G egg replacer with 4 tablespoons of water. (Or, you know, you could use two actual eggs, but I don’t play that way.)

Once that’s all combined and fluffy, add in 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce, 1/3 cup canola oil, 1/2 cup granulated sugar, and 1 teaspoon of vanilla.

Now beat it, just beat it . . .until it’s smooth and creamy. Then add it into the flour mixture.

This is very important. Now you will take a gigantic spoon and stir just until the two are combined. It might be a little lumpy, but that’s OK. You never want to beat muffin batter into submission. The end result will be dense instead of fluffy. Just so you know, this batter gets incredibly thick. If you just can’t stand it, add 1 or 2 tablespoons of water, but it’s totally not necessary. Alrighty, once all that is just barely combined, fold in your nuts and apple chunks.

Now spoon it into the prepared muffin tins. Fill them about 3/4 of the way full. Throw them in the oven for 15-20 minutes, or until a toothpick (*coughoraforkcough*) inserted into the middle comes out clean. Makes 12 drops of muffiny goodness.

This recipe comes from The Joy of Vegan Baking by Colleen Patrick-Goudreau.

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Okie Blog Awards by tulsacraftmafia
February 12, 2010, 3:52 am
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Hey guys! It we’ve been nominated for the Okie Blog Awards!  Take a look and vote for your favorite crafty gals!

Speaking of crafty gals . . . how would YOU like to be one?  We’ll be accepting applications now through March 1st. Download and email to tara.mason.harris@gmail.com.

Have a great Valentine’s Day weekend.  Want to make a gift for your sweetie? Take a look at our tutorials from Valentine’s Day 2009.

— Tara (http://masondesigns.etsy.com)