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Lunchbox Leftovers Apple Muffins by Rachelle
November 16, 2008, 4:53 pm
Filed under: Breakfast/Brunch, Rachelle Mee-Chapman | Tags: , ,



My kids take apple slices to school everyday — and almost as often bring a slice or two back home. Because the apples have browned over the course of the day, my girls don’t want to eat them anymore. But eco-mom doesn’t want to throw them away.


I adpated this applesauce muffin recipe to use shredded day-old apple slices instead. The yogurt makes up for the extra moisture you’d otherwise get from the apple sauce. I grate the apples and put them in a small container in the freezer until I’m ready to make the muffins. They are yum!


P.s. I don’t have a mixer here in Denmark, so all my baking recipes are mixed by hand.


Lunchbox Leftovers Apple Muffins


2 large eggs

1 c packed brown sugar

1 cup plus 3 T unsalted butter, melted

¾ c grated apples

¼ c plain yogurt



1 ½ t baking powder

½ t baking soda

¼ t salt

½ t cinnamon

½ t allspice

¼ t nutmeg

1 ½ c flour



2 T brown sugar

½ t cinnamon sugar


Lightly whip eggs. Add brown sugar and butter, stir until mixed. Add apples and yogurt. Mix in all dry ingredients except flour. Once blended add flour.


Pour into greased muffin tins. Sprinkle with topping. Bake at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes. Cool in pan for ten minutes, then remove from pan and continue cooling on a wire rack. Makes one dozen.




2 Comments so far
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What a great idea for using browned apple slices. My little guy will only eat about half an apple at one sitting, but I always hope for the best – which means I always have one or two browned pieces remaining. Lovely recipe for using these up!

Comment by Muse in the Kitchen

I, too hate wasting food. Great idea on reusing apples! Will have to give these a try, thanks!

Comment by Lunchbox Obsessed

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