I love to watch TV. There. I said it. I watch more TV than I probably should. Just tonight, I watched CSI. What an episode! And tomorrow, Life! I hate to miss something good on TV. I always have. That's why from the age of 10 to about 18 years old, I had a subscription to TV Guide. Remember the good old days when TV Guide was actually a printed magazine? I kept those old magazines for such a long time. Then I actually decided it was time to move on so I clipped a few interesting things from them. Back then I wasn't necessarily interested in the same things I am today but I actually kept the recipes.
Yes, there were recipes in TV Guide! And many good ones for that matter. I didn't make any of them for a long time, I just cut and pasted the recipes in a kind of scrapbook because I liked the photos. Imagine that. The only problem is that I didn't keep the date or the celebrity's name who had provided the recipe. I really wish I knew who gave this recipe to TV Guide because I would like to say thank you! I've made these muffins so many times, mostly in the Fall. We bought so many apples at the farmer's market, any recipe I can find using apples, I make it! If you find yourself with an abundance of apples, I recommend you make these muffins ASAP!
Cranberry Apple Muffins
adapted from a late 1980's TV Guide
1/2 cup vegetable oil (or 1/4 cup oil and 1/4 cup apple sauce)
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
4 medium apples, peeled and grated
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup chopped pecans
1/4 cup raisins
1 cup fresh whole cranberries
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease muffin tins and set aside.
In a large bowl, mix together oil, sugar, eggs, vanilla extract and grated apples. In another bowl mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, nutmeg and cinnamon. Stir dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Add pecans, raisins and cranberries. Stir to combine. Divide batter into muffin tins and bake in preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes. Makes 12 muffins.