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Easy And Delicious Apple-Cheddar Muffins

Easy And Delicious Apple-Cheddar Muffins - Parents Canada

Sweet apples and savoury, sharp cheddar cheese are a classic combo for pie, so it makes sense that they also pair well in this not-too-sweet muffin. If you want a quick, tasty on-the-go breakfast or snack, look no further—these apple-cheddar muffins are perfect for noshing any time of day (especially in the fall when local apples are in season!).Apple cheddar muffins - easy and delicious apple-cheddar muffins

Ingredients

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

Directions

Preheat the oven to 400F.

In a large bowl, stir together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Add the grated cheese and toss to combine.

In a small bowl, stir together 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 in a muffin tin and bake for 20 to 25 min, until golden and springy to the touch. Makes 8 to 10 apple-cheddar 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.

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