Muffins with a kick

After  a morning run, I love to spend my weekend whipping up some muffins.  I try to pick recipes that are a little different but don’t involve buying lots of extra ingredients, with an emphasis on things that are good to freeze and warm up over the following weeks.

Today’s muffins were inspired by my favorite fruit, granny smith apples.  I know people usually use softer apples for baking, but granny smiths work just fine and are a healthy snack if you don’t get around to baking.  The ginger in this recipe gives you a final product that’s tasty but not traditional.

Apple-Cinnamon- Ginger Muffins


  • 1 1/4 cups quick oats (or rolled oats, just run them through a blender quickly to chop them down to size)
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar*
  • 1 tsp vanilla*
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp ginger, fresh, peeled, and grated (buy a jar and save yourself a ton of time – and it lasts forever!)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 large apple, peeled and cut into small cubes Continue reading