In this post you will see the result of having leftover applesauce in my fridge and two containers of corn meal (my mistake). Anyways, I found a recipe for applesauce cornbread online and decided to adapt it to make corn muffins--some of my favorites. But before that, let me give an update on other issues.
As I mentioned before, I went to NYC for the weekend. Express visit to meet up with my sister and mom who are looking at schools in the area. Arrived Friday night--after spending 3.5 hours doing a lot of homework on the train-- and left on Sunday around 4 pm. Before I go on, let me tell you that I almost missed my train. I don't know why this has happened to me twice already, but its one of the most nerve-wracking situations I've been in. I am one of the most organized and plan-ahead-type of people, yet I have found myself challenging NYC traffic in more than one occasions.
But I made it. I got on the train with exactly seven minutes to spare (after running down one block and all around Penn Station with a trench-coat in one arm, two handbags in the other, a fedora on my head, and a pink suitcase rolling behind me).
So that was not fun! But the rest of the weekend was. Delicious meals with my family, a comfortable hotel, one huge shopping spree, and a night out in the city of bright lights. What more could I ask for in a weekend away from Boston? I am happy to be coming back to my cozy apartment, but I will go back to the Big Apple whenever!
Ok. So here is the recipe for the Applesauce Cornbread Muffins. Do take into consideration that I think a) it has too much baking soda and b) not enough applesauce or sugar. I will post an updated recipe once I get to experiment with it, but for the time being go ahead and alter it yourself.
Applesauce Cornbread Muffins (adapted from food.com)
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 cup cornmeal
- 2 teaspoons baking soda (maybe try only 1 teaspoon)
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup sugar (up to 1/3 cup?)
- 3/4 cup low-fat milk
- 2 eggs
- 1/4 cup applesauce
- Preheat oven to 425 F. Grease or line a muffin pan (12 muffins).
- In a bowl, mix flour, cornmeal, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and sugar. Set aside.
- In a separate bowl stir milk eggs and applesauce until combined. Fold wet mixture into dry ingredients and mix well.
- Pour into muffin cups and bake until golden brown, about 15-17 minutes.