It is apple season and there is a wonderful assortment of apples waiting for you! I visited Walmart and captured this great photo of the array of apples currently in season. For most of my life I was a fan of red delicious apples. They were my go to apple and pretty much the only variety that I ate, with the exception of Granny Smith which my mom used to make apple pie! I am much more adventurous in my apple eating now and have found several core varieties that I enjoy including fuji, gala, and honey crisp. And last year I ventured out and tried my new favorite, Sweet tango. If you can find it, you MUST try it! I have also always just kept my apples on the counter in an easy to reach place. However, recently I found out that there are a few varieties including: Gala, lodi, jersey and earigold that must be refrigerated. Who knew?
So, now that apples are in season, this is the perfect time to do some baking! I looked in Practical Paleo and found a recipe for apple streusel egg muffins that I was determined to try. I started with granny smith apples cut into chunks.
My son helped me sautée them in a pan with butter, cinnamon and a little bit of water.
He loves to help me cook and I encourage him because it is my hope that he will eat our creations! Also, cooking is such a great teaching tool and kids have no idea that they are learning math!
As the apples were cooking, we added 9 eggs, coconut flour, a little almond milk to a bowl and mixed. After the apples were cooked down, I placed them in a container and cooled them in the freezer for about 5 minutes. This is critical because the hot mixture would have cooked the eggs if added immediately, not what I wanted. As the apples cooled, my son lined the muffin tin and then we added the apples to the egg mixture. We scooped approximately a quarter cup of the mix into the muffin tin and topped with a little bit of reserved apples.
And I placed them in the oven that had been pre-heated to 350 degrees and cooked them for 40 minutes. The smell in the house as the muffins were baking was divine! I wish my blog had smell-o-vision!
The finished product very closely resembled the photo in the cookbook. I always gauge my success on that…and the taste of course! These muffins did not disappoint. Although there was no sweeteners added, the apples provided a nice sweetness that balanced the eggy flavor. I enjoyed the muffins and plan on freezing them for easy snacking and breakfast. My son ate one but wasn’t enthused. I’ll try pumpkin muffins next, I think he will love them!
Fall has arrived and there is a virtual bounty of apples. What will you do with your apples this season?
Disclosure: I am a Walmart mom and this is a sponsored post. I have received compensation and products to complete this post. As usual, all opinions are my own.