Thursday, October 30, 2014

APPLE PIE Mini-Muffins - 52 Church PotLuck Breakfast Catering Recipes

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The Magical Allure of the Mini-Muffin!!!

Perfect size for snacking, wonderful size as an add on to a breakfast... Easy and Fast to make a BUNCH, making them perfect to offer as a Catering option.

And best of all... THESE ARE AMAZING!  Loaded with Apples for a natural sweetness, spices to remind you of an apple pie.

And aren't those Walnuts on the top beautiful!


Keep scrolling down for this easy to follow recipe...

OK... Here's what I did...

APPLE PIE Mini-Muffins

  • 2 Cups Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 large Pinch Sea Salt
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 2 Cups Sugar
  • 4 Large Eggs
  • 1-1/3rd Cups Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 1-1/2 Cups Walnut Halves (Can use Walnut Pieces)
  • 3 Cups (about 7 Small or 3 Large)Apples, Peeled, Diced
  • 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
Cooking Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 375.  Prepare mini muffin tins with non stick spray
  2. In a Large Bowl, combine the dry ingredients - Flour, Baking Soda, Sea Salt, Cinnamon and Sugar.
  3. In a Separate Bowl, whisk together Eggs, Olive Oil and Vanilla.
  4. Gradually add the wet ingredients to the dry. Fold until just combined, do not over mix.
  5. Add Apples (if you are using Walnut pieces and not the larger Walnut Halves, go ahead and mix the pieces in as well) and again, Fold to just Combine.  If using Walnut Halves, wait to add.
  6. Add 1 TBS of the mix into each section of the mini muffin tins.  Press 1 or 2 of the Walnut Halves into the top of the dough.
  7. Bake in preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes until a knife can be inserted and comes out dry.
  8. Allow to cool in the pans for 20 minutes, then remove from pan and cool.
  9. Store in airtight container, serve room temperature and ENJOY!


This recipe has been added to my growing list of "52 Church PotLuck Dishes"!

A list of something NEW worthy of being shown off at a neighborhood BYODish (Bring Your Own Dish) Party, a Family special occasion dinner, Any Big Holiday Gathering or of course that glorious day when you bring a dish to share with your Church family...

Ages ago, literally almost a half century ago I was listening to our pastor talking about a PotLuck Dinner. It happened to be scheduled around a church work day when we were expected to weed, polish and do general cleaning and maintenance around the church (you know, back in the day when there were no no-wax floors and church pews smelled of Old English furniture polish). I am of course paraphrasing, but as I recall the pastor said,

"A potluck, like a church requires work. At a potluck everyone is expected to contribute.. At a church no one should come empty handed and no one should leave unfed".
I will confess that in my youth I brought more store bought plastic spoons and forks than I ever brought covered dishes and crock pots of fresh made love and caring delights. But now that I have become a hobbyist cook, I occasionally am reminded of those days and people from my youth. I reminded and I do wish that I could drop a dish of some new creation on those old tables at my fondly remembered Liberty Baptist Church.  Tables covered with newspapers and loaded with God's bounty prepared with love and caring... Enjoy


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