Another experiment that turned out pretty well. Any good cooking or cooking/eating apple will work. This batch used an apple called Empire, nice and tart. Needless to say we did a produce run today. The galas and braeburns aren't on the market yet here.
2 Cups all purpose flour
1/2 Cup wheat bran
1 tsp salt
1 Tbsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
3/4 Cup chopped walnuts
1/2 Cup or so raisins soaked in hot water to soften. Say ten minutes or so. Finely chopped prunes would probably work too.
In the food processor
2 small apples cored and chopped (just wash don’t bother to peel) enough to make app. 1 ½ cups of puree. It works better to add the liquid ingrediants to the chopped apple and then finish processing the apples. Makes a nice puree.
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 Cup melted butter or cooking oil. Butter tastes better.
2 Tbsp honey
If your processor is big enough add to the apple mixture
1/2 Cup milk or buttermilk. If you use buttermilk add 1/2 tsp soda to the dry ingrediants. If it isn't big enough add the milk separately to the dry mix.
Puree and add to dry ingredients. Mix just enough to combine all the dry ingredients. Bake in 350 degree oven. Makes 12 cupcake size muffins. Muffins will be denser than usual and may seem a little dry when day old. They revive beautifully after 15 seconds in the microwave.