Cheesy Apple Muffins

Going without cheese is no option for our family.  My grandfather loved cheese so much he would put it in his morning oatmeal.  I guess you could say grandpa was the inspiration for these muffins.  They are full of apples, but the cheese makes them awesome and adds variety to the kinds of things my food storage brings to my breakfast table.  Yes, I spend the extra money on freeze-dried cheeses, but I shop the sales and stock up when I find it for $15-$20 a #10 can.  I also feel $40 a can is too much, but when things are on sale, I can justify a lot.

  • 2 Tablespoons Whole Egg Powder
  • 2 cups Whole Wheat Flour, ground from about 1 1/2 cups Hard White Wheat
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 2 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 3 Tablespoons Powdered Milk
  • 6 Tablespoons Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  • ½ cup Dried Apple Slices, chopped, placed in a bowl covered with water
  • ⅔ cup Freeze Dried Cheddar Cheese, placed in a bowl and covered with water
  • ¾ cup Milk
  • 3 Tablespoons Canola Oil
Heat oven to 400 degrees F. Grease bottoms only of 12 regular-size muffin cups
with shortening, or line with paper baking cups.
In medium bowl, mix Egg Powder, Flour, Salt, Baking Powder, Powdered Milk, Sugar and CInnamon. Drain water from the apples as well as from the cheese. Add both apples and cheese. Mix lightly. Stir in Milk and Oil. Mix until moist. Fill muffin cups 2/3 full.
Bake 17 to 19 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm.
Notice: I do not always use freeze dried cheese.  I have used it to know how it works and and to show all of you how good freeze dried can be. Usually I only use it when I have a can that is close to expiring.  Otherwise we eat fresh.  To use fresh shredded cheese in this recipe use the same amount as the freeze dried called for.
Note on Powdered Eggs: Want to use fresh today? No problem! Just use 1 large egg for every 2 Tablespoons of egg powder listed above.
Note on Milk: Can you make this with just powdered milk? You bet! How much powder will simply depend on the brand you use. To simplify things here we will just tell you how much liquid milk you need in each recipe. Mix up a batch, and keep it in your fridge to add to all your cooking!  The powdered milk called for in this recipe should be added in its powdered form.

 

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  1. Robin! Looking at these muffins almost makes me willing to spend $40 on freeze-dried cheese! Yum!