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Portions: 12 muffins Serving size: 1 muffins
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I used a little less sugar than called for and, like some of the other reviewers, split it between white and brown sugar. I also ended up with slightly more than 1.5 cups of apples. These turned out wonderfully and were easy to make. I also froze some, and they were just as good defrosted. Excellent recipe.
Jul. 03, 2014, 6:13 PM - Inappropriate review?
I just made these with extra apples. I live at high altitude so I added 1T flour, 1/8t less of soda, added 2T water, and they came out pretty darn good. I think I can master this diet afterall.
Jun. 26, 2014, 8:12 PM - Inappropriate review?
Based on helpful reviews, I changed a few things to boost flavor: Inside muffins, used 1/2 white & 1/2 brown sugar; added approx. 1/8 tsp fresh grated nutmeg; 1/8 tsp fresh grated ginger; 1/4 tsp orange zest; subbed unsweetened apple juice for water. For topping (I like a bit more), increased white sugar to 2 tsps; added 2 tsp brown sugar; 3 tsp white flour; 1 tsp cold finely diced butter; 1/8 tsp fresh grated nutmeg and mixed all with fork until crumbs formed. This was enough topping for 1 slightly rounded tsp. per muffin. baked for 16-17 minutes.
Apr. 17, 2014, 2:31 PM - Inappropriate review?
I made these for my mother who is diabetic and has stage 3 kidney failure. She loved them. My 21 yr old son who is a carb/sugar monster adored them too and never knew I used Splenda. I made them again and tried enhance with a few more spices. They weren't as good. I'll not deviate from the recipe again. I also made them with Carbalose baking mix once. You could tell but if you are diabetic and on a really strict diet you might find them acceptable. (Mom did NOT like the Carbalose ones) but I thought they were ok.
Feb. 27, 2014, 4:22 PM - Inappropriate review?
My husband said these are the best muffins I have ever made! The recipe is so simple - but the results are 5 star!!!
Jul. 07, 2013, 8:54 AM - Inappropriate review?
Made these today and will definitely make again.
Feb. 09, 2013, 3:37 PM - Inappropriate review?
Made these with following changes. Used apple juice instead of water, added an extra tsp. cinnamon and half cup chopped cranberries. Used brown sugar instead of white. Great flavor, nice for breakfast or snack.
Feb. 01, 2013, 1:51 AM - Inappropriate review?
The first time I made,they were bland,but today I substituted brown sugar for white and used apple juice instead of water. The are delicious.
Nov. 02, 2012, 12:55 PM - Inappropriate review?
The patients enjoyed these muffins. I made "sample sizes" in a mini muffin tin--cutting the baking time down to about 12-15 minutes.
Oct. 26, 2012, 10:14 AM - Inappropriate review?
This are good, we have served these to our patients several times, everyone liked them
Jul. 09, 2012, 10:50 AM - Inappropriate review?
These are very good.Have made them guite a few times
Jun. 06, 2012, 11:24 AM - Inappropriate review?
These are awesome, my Father in-law Loved them, and wished he could have more than one serving...Yummmm
Jun. 05, 2012, 9:24 AM - Inappropriate review?
I have baked these muffins many times using 1/2 cup sugar. So good.
Apr. 20, 2012, 8:57 PM - Inappropriate review?
I haven't tried this but am considering using unsweetened apple sauce sub for the oil in this recipe i know it works in some cakes to dodge the extra oil outside of that its a good recipe i add a bit of allspice or nutmeg with ground cloves to sub for cinnamon or in addition to it tastes like spice bread that way
Jan. 24, 2012, 11:58 AM - Inappropriate review?
They just came out of the oven and into my mouth. Yes! So, so good.
Oct. 16, 2011, 8:46 AM - Inappropriate review?
Tasty and moist but a little too sweet...next batch will try less sugar, maybe just 1/2 cup. To Dree: Did you use just 1/2 tsp. of Stevia to replace the 1 cup of sugar???
Apr. 01, 2011, 4:11 PM - Inappropriate review?
The patients really enjoyed this one. They were very moist and flavorful.
Feb. 23, 2011, 7:54 AM - Inappropriate review?
I want to make this tomorrow! Any high altitude alterations? Moderator's reaponse: I live at sea level so can't try these out, but here are some recommended changes after researching baking in high altitude: Increase oven temp by 20 degrees F. Decrease baking soda to 3/4 teaspoon instead of 1 teaspoon. Increase water by 3 tablespoons. Let us know how your muffins come out with these changes.
Nov. 08, 2010, 6:26 PM - Inappropriate review?
is it baking soda or baking powder that you use in this. I know it says soda but I've never cooked with baking soda ... always used it for cleaning or killing odors. Moderator note: Yes it is baking soda which also acts as a leavening agent. Baking soda does not contain phosphorus and baking powder does.
Aug. 16, 2010, 11:37 AM - Inappropriate review?
I made these for my son and they were a hit! I used stevia instead of sugar-about 1/2 tsp.
Apr. 30, 2010, 12:45 PM - Inappropriate review?
Everyone in my house loved them! Will make again!
Feb. 03, 2010, 10:04 PM - Inappropriate review?
Baked it for the first time and we loved it.I told the dietician about how easy it was to prepare and that the renal patients would love it.
Oct. 28, 2009, 4:22 PM - Inappropriate review?
made these muffins tonite & plan to freeze for company htis weekend. Had to sample first tho!!!! Extremely tasty, nice texture,,,a keeper!
Oct. 04, 2009, 8:35 PM - Inappropriate review?
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