Recipe Spent Grain Applesauce Muffins

Recipe: Spent Grain Applesauce Muffins

The Muffin Man may live on Drury Lane, but here in Brooklyn we've channeled his spirit and come up with these tempting treats crammed with spent grain and apple goodness.

Equally tasty with coffee in the morning, or a beer at night, these muffins are as versatile as they are delicious. It's like they say: "An apple muffin a day and you'll never go gray." Or something like that...

 

WHAT YOU NEED

  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup Spent Grain, dried
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar, plus 2 tablespoons
  • 1 cup vegetable oil or melted butter
  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce

WHAT YOU DO

  1. Preheat your oven to 400 and set up a 12-muffin tin with liners.
  2. In a small bowl mix together flour, spent grain, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, combine eggs, 1 cup of brown sugar, and oil or butter. Whisk together until well combined.
  4. Stir in applesauce, then fold in flour mixture until flour is just moistened. Divide batter among muffin cups and use remaining 2 tablespoons sugar to sprinkle as a topping.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes, or until light golden brown. Cool in pan on a rack 5 minutes, before moving to a cooling rack. Best eaten while warm.