Apples and cheese make a classic pie combo – they also pair well in a not-too-sweet muffin that’s perfect for grabbing on your way out the door.
2 cups (500 ml) all-purpose flour
1/2 cup (125 ml) packed brown sugar
1 tbsp (15 ml) baking powder
1/4 tsp (1 ml) salt
1 cup (250 ml) grated aged cheddar
1 cup (250 ml) milk
1/4 cup (60 ml) canola oil
1 large egg
1 cup (250 ml) finely chopped or grated apple
Preheat the oven to 400˚F.
In a large bowl, stir together the flour, brown sugar, baking powder and salt. Add the grated cheese and toss to combine.
In a small bowl, stir together the milk, oil and egg. Add to the dry ingredients along with the apple and stir just until blended.
Divide the batter among paper-lined muffin cups and bake for 20-25 minutes, until golden and springy to the touch. Makes 8-10 muffins.
Per muffin: 252 calories, 10 g fat (3.3 g saturated fat, 5 g monounsaturated fat, 2 g polyunsaturated fat), 32 mg cholesterol, 33 g carbohydrate, 6.7 g protein, 1 g fibre
Originally published in ParentsCanada magazine, Aug/Sep 2016.