Healthy Apple Muffins

Yay, a recipe post! We haven’t had enough of these lately, but we are coming back at ya! I recently started a project where I want to start doing at least one cookbook recipe a week and tailor it to fit my needs. Lucky enough and exciting enough, I started with A Feast of Ice and Fire (for the non-book lovers, this is a Game of Thrones cookbook!!). Hungry got this cookbook for me for Christmas and I seriously love it. The recipes are so amazing with a slice of text from the book that the recipe’d food came from! Most recipes also provide the medieval version (how they would’ve made it in the Song of Ice and Fire series) and also a modern version.

I chose to start with Applecakes. As you can see in the pictures below, Applecakes were something that the men on the Wall ate (like Jon Snow). The way they tie it back to the books absolutely makes it for me! Applecakes were basically like a medieval donut back in the day. I chose to do the Modern Applecakes recipe which resembles more closely to a muffin. I also healthified it! Less butter and less sugar. But let me tell you, these are absolutely delicious. The moistness that comes from the chunks of apple is wonderful. And you can just picture the characters eating them too, which makes it all the merrier. 

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Healthy Apple Muffins

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A modern, healthy version of applecakes drawn from the Song of Ice and Fire world.


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Prep Time
20 min

Cook Time
30 min

Total Time
50 min

Prep Time
20 min

Cook Time
30 min

Total Time
50 min

For the cake
  1. 1/4 cup butter
  2. 1/4 cup applesauce
  3. 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  4. 2 eggs
  5. 1 tsp vanilla extract
  6. 1 tsp baking soda
  7. 1 tsp baking powder
  8. 1/2 tsp salt
  9. 2 cups all-purpose flour
  10. 1 cup sour cream
  11. 3 apples
For the topping
  1. 1 tsp cinnamon
  2. 1/4 cup brown sugar
For the cake
  1. Set oven to 350 degrees F and grease a muffin pan
  2. Peel, core, and dice the apples
  3. In a small bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt
  4. In a larger bowl, mix the butter, applesauce, and sugar until creamed
  5. Beat in the eggs and vanilla
  6. Slowly add the dry mixture to the wet, alternating with sour cream after each addition until well-mixed
  7. Fold the apples in
  8. Fill muffin pan by spooning the mixture in
  9. For the topping, mix together the brown sugar and cinnamon
  10. Sprinkle the mixture over the batter in the muffin pan
  11. Bake for 30 minutes or until cooked through
Adapted from A Feast of Ice & Fire
Adapted from A Feast of Ice & Fire
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This is an exciting start to more cookbook recipe adaptations. I’m very accustomed to following recipes off my phone or computer, but there was something organic and satisfying from just having a book laid out on the kitchen counter. I’m looking forward to dominating more recipes! This particular one is a healthy version so there’s not too much guilt involved. It’s great for a quick breakfast or a snack. It particularly goes well with milk, coffee, or a cup of tea. Make this recipe to stay hungry and fit!

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  1. Jacque

    January 30, 2016 at 3:08 pm

    You will have to make them for me.

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