Sunday, April 24, 2011

Applesauce Cornbread Muffins

It has been a while since my last post; or at least it feels like it. Again, last week was hectic, so when the weekend rolled around I was happy to step away from my student life and relax. That and I went to New York City. So for those reasons--and not having internet all weekend long-- no posts were available. Although I had my pictures ready to be uploaded, I couldn't do it until now.

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

  • 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
  1. Preheat oven to 425 F. Grease or line a muffin pan (12 muffins).
  2. In a bowl, mix flour, cornmeal, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and sugar. Set aside.
  3. In a separate bowl stir milk eggs and applesauce until combined. Fold wet mixture into dry ingredients and mix well.
  4. Pour into muffin cups and bake until golden brown, about 15-17 minutes.

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