Wednesday, April 2, 2014

ABC Muffins (Apple-Banana-Cinnamon) ~ By Victoria

These muffins are so moist and delicious.  They have been a family favorite for many years.  We usually quadruple the recipe as they don't stay around long, and we like to freeze some for breakfast on-the-go!  They would be easy to make even healthier with a couple easy substitutions! : -)

2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. cinnamon (We double this . . .at least!)
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
2/3 cup shortening
1 1/4 cup sugar  (We use less.)
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
1/4 cup buttermilk
1 cup mashed ripe bananas
2 apples, peeled, cored and shredded

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Grease and flour 24 muffin cups (probably less when you fill the cups to the top) or use paper liners.

Sift together the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg.  In a large bowl, cream together the shortening and sugar until light and fluffy.  Beat in the eggs, 1 at a time, then stir in the vanilla and buttermilk.  Beat in the flour mixture just until incorporated.  Fold in the mashed bananas and shredded apples.  Fill each muffin cup half full.  (We fill them all the way full, as they do not rise much.)

Bake for 20 -25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.  Allow to cool.

Source:  The Doughmakers Cookbook published in 2004.

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