It's fall, and you know what rain means!
When the weather cools after a long summer, I resume my baking. There is absolutely nothing like the warm smell of cinnamon wafting around the house, tickling your nose. It makes me want to curl up in a cozy corner with a good book!
As fall settles in, apples start ripening on the trees, begging to be picked and made into all sorts of delights! This is such a fun activity to do with the kids — I still remember climbing up the apple tree at my parents' house to help with the harvest. We picked bushels of them until the tree died and made apple cider, apple sauce, and apple butter.
Now I buy apples in bulk from Azure Standard. It's an amazing co-op with so many organic and bulk products. Every year I seem to buy more apples so I can make all of my old childhood favorites. 😉
One of my favorites is soaked apple cinnamon muffins. Easy to make and yummy, they are wonderful straight out of the oven with butter spread on top. They also make a great breakfast with eggs or a gift to the neighbors.
Soaked Apple Cinnamon Muffins
- 3 cups whole wheat pastry flour (fresh ground soft white wheat) — or spelt or einkorn flour
- 2 cups raw milk, kefir, or yogurt
- 1 cup apples, diced
- 1/3 cup maple syrup
- 1/4 cup butter, melted
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
Makes 12 to 15 muffins.
In a medium sized bowl mix the flour and cinnamon. Add the raw milk (milk kefir or yogurt), maple syrup, and butter. Stir until completely mixed. Cover with a towel and leave on the counter for 7 to 24 hours. Add the baking soda, egg, and apples. Stir until completely mixed.
Place muffin liner in the muffin tin or lightly grease each mold. Fill each liner 2/3 of the way full. Bake at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 20 minutes. Test with a toothpick or fork to be sure they are cooked through. If it comes out wet, the muffins need more time. Put the muffins a cooling rack to cool when baked completely.
What's your favorite way to cook with apples?
This post was featured in 30 Traditionally Prepared Einkorn Goodies.
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