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Caramel Apple Muffins

Fall is in the air which means that my need to bake has kicked in. Last weekend we went apple picking and “accidentally” picked 13 pounds of apples! I’ve been trying to make good use of them this week. If you’ve read my blog before, you know that fall and my need to bake means muffin time! I make a batch of cinnamon apple muffins last week and while they were yummy I couldn’t help wondering if the could be improved with some caramel. I mean, come on, how can you not combine caramel and apples? It’s only natural!

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Caramel apple muffins

1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup wheat flour
1 Tbs flax meal
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup turbinado sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
1 egg
1/3 cup oil or applesauce *(see note)
1/3 cup + 1 tbs milk
4 apples shredded with skins on
1 & 1/4 cups caramel bits

Preheat oven to 400 and grease a muffin tin or line with paper liners. Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl. Gently stir in moist ingredients including your shredded apple. Fold in caramel bits.
Fill your muffin cups 2/3′s full and bake for 18-22 minutes or until nicely brown and a toothpick come out with just a tad bit of crumb.

*(note) I doubled the recipe, since my parents are dropping by today. I used 1/3 c oil and 1/3 c applesauce when doubling the recipe.

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Skippy Prototype Went Apple Picking

O.K. so we went apple picking this weekend and Skippy got to go with. New York is having it’s best apple season in a very long time this year. We decided to go and pick some for ourselves and see what the best apple season looked like…Skippy went along for the adventure.

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It was a beautiful day and lots of apple were picked and they are really tasty this year. I have already made apple sauce and muffins, next I think a pie needs to be made…Mmmm…maybe apple butter too.

If you like the looks of Skippy on his adventure, you can find his brother Chippy in my shop, along with a few other squirrels. They would all love someone to give them a home and take them on adventures.

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