Apple Zucchini Muffins
Apple Zucchini Muffins are a nutritious and delicious combination of fruit and veggies in a rich and dense muffin base. Applesauce allows you to use less fat and yet still have a moist muffin. Zucchini accomplishes the same thing. So this muffin will be moist, have plenty of great texture and lots of robust taste. They are made entirely from scratch, which is always good, since you then know precisely what is going in to the recipe. These muffins are also made using whole wheat flour and spices including cinnamon. The so called apple spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom, among others) are truly wonderful when they are baked with whole wheat flour in the recipe. The nutty flavor of the flour complements the seasonings in ways that white flour does not accomplish. So whenever you find yourself using those kinds of seasonings, consider substituting even a small amount of whole wheat flour (easily up to one-half of what the recipe calls for) for the white flour in the recipe. Here it is all about the whole wheat flour, and it won’t disappoint.
Another ingredient that is worth understanding is buttermilk. Buttermilk offers the same nutritional value as milk, with less fat. As well, buttermilk helps leavening agents work better, and so can ensure a good rise and light result. The light tang of the buttermilk is also a nice complement with whole wheat flour and apples. The apple of choice for this recipe is the Granny Smith, a tart green apple with plenty of rich flavor. You can peel it, or not, but slice it thin and lay the slices in a fan on top of the muffin. That way you get a pretty design and to keep the important skin of the apple intact.
The final part of the recipe includes a sprinkle of turbinado sugar and spice. Lovely. Try this recipe soon, and enjoy all the flavor and nutrition in these apple zucchini muffins.
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