Friday, October 29, 2010

FFWD: Marie-Hélène's Apple Muffins



This week's French Fridays with Dorie recipe is for an apple cake. I decided to go with apple muffins instead, since we are a muffin-loving household. I don't think this recipe was supposed to be made into muffin form. The batter was packed with apples which made it a little too moist and delicate so I had to tweak the batter as I went to make it sturdy enough for the muffin tins.

Although they don't have a high-domed top, they rose nicely and baked up with a flat-ish, wide, slightly crispy top, just the way I like them. I used a little whole wheat flour and crushed up cereal (from the bottom of the box) but you could hardly notice it. I like throwing in a handful of All Bran cereal to most of the muffins I make - for a little added more fibre. Overall, they were pretty good, but next time I will stick to the cake version.

25 comments:

Nickki said...

Those muffins look amazing! And what a great way to use up those half empty boxes of cereal. I can't wait to try them!

Brenda said...

Right now I have FOUR half empty boxes of cereal sitting on my shelf, lol. Thanks for giving me a way to use it all up!!

Jannett said...

nothing better than apples and cinnamon ..... :)

Elaine said...

What a great idea - the muffins look beautiful!

Clivia said...

Lovely apple muffins!

Sis. Boom. said...

That was a great tip! And the muffins look wonderful! So creative you are!
Trevor Sis Boom

lifeisfull said...

Your muffins look great! I'm sure they were delicious too. I read the comments about half-empty cereal boxes but I don't see what you've written about them. I read your post a few times too. Am I missing something? :)

Kris' Kitchen said...

How creative! Isn't baking fun! Part of being great in the kitchen is doing just what you have done...taking an idea and tweaking it to make it your own. Your muffins look delish!

Audrey said...

The cake version is incredible, but if you brought me one of these muffins I would be very happy!

sari signorelli said...

Muffins were a great idea--I'm going to try that!

♥Sugar♥Plum♥Fairy♥ said...

oh Tia, i was thinking of muffins too but gave in to 2small cakes!
Boy this was an amazing bake wasnt it?
Loved this ....

wanderlustforfood said...

Muffins are so clever! I like the crushed up cereal idea....would not have guessed that on my own. Nice job! I highly recommend the cake for next time.

Jessica of My Baking Heart said...

Oooh, muffins!! Great idea - they look fab! :)

spike. said...

the muffins look great. try the cake, you won't regret it!

Steph said...

Muffins are a great idea! Then you can take this great "cake" anywhere you go for a lovely snack.

Flourchild said...

If you showed up on my doorstep with that lovely brown box filled with those muffins, I would be your new BFF!! I love the muffin idea and I think they look as good or even better then the cake!!

Frolicking Night Owl said...

fun idea!! i think they look really yummy!

Mary said...

Cake is good, but it is way easier to share muffins with friends and coworkers.

Debbie said...

What a great idea and they look scrumptious. The cake was really good too.

t.t. for spoonables said...

What a wonderful idea! I'll have to try this out! Beautiful photographs, too.

onewetfoot said...

They look wonderful - good variation on the recipe.

saffronandhoney said...

The muffins look great! I actually thought - while I made the cake with whole wheat flour - that theses could make splendid muffins!

Judy said...

The muffins do look delicious. A nice variation, I'd say.

Katrina said...

How fun that you made muffins, Tia.

Jess said...

You must try the cake version - it will convert the muffin-lovers! Your muffins do look scrumptious, too.