Green Grape and Green Apple Muffins

Part of my festive holidays were spent in France. We were overjoyed at being able to be with a friend who had recently moved away (from France) and he came over to spend a few days with us there too. While he was there, he took the opportunity to have lunch with his ex-collegues. They asked him if he liked his new place and why he moved away. I’ve lived all over the place so I can relate to his answers 100%.

Naturally when you move away and discover the place, there are things you’ll adore about it while other things might not be as good. Especially, you’ll miss your loved ones with whom you used to always spend your time with before.

Often when you have to move away, it’s because the place you were in before was just not the place for you. The circumstances aren’t right, your stars and planets aren’t aligned (or whatever), so you need to move away. It’s painful to move away from your loved ones but it’s a choice of either being with and them not living your own life, or moving away from them to a place that allows you to build your life the way you want it to be. It’s a matter of being able to create your own little cosmos.

Grape and Apple Muffins

A couple of weeks before going off on my festive holidays I had a ton of grapes. So I decided to use them up by making muffins. To tell you the truth, I don’t know how much grapes there were here in this recipe, but I’ll make an estimated guess when I write it out. I only know I spent a lot of time removing grape seeds. I also used some apples. Ok, the result was a tremendously fruity muffin. The proportion of fruit versus muffin dough was greater in fruit. So the muffins were very juicy, and may I even suggest, healthy.

Green Grape and Green Apple Muffins Recipe

Ingredients

700gr green grapes
2 green apples
2 cups flour
2 eggs
1 cup sour-milk
1 cup sugar
100g butter
1 teaspoon baking powder

Preheat the oven to 180°C.

Wash all the fruit well. Cut the grapes in half and remove the seeds – unless you don’t mind eating them. Peel and cut the apples.

Melt the butter.

Put all of the ingredients, except for half of the grapes into a large bowl. Mix with an electric blender. Once its become a more or less smooth mixture, add the rest of the grapes and mix with just a spoon.

Pour the mixture into muffin molds and bake in the oven for about 20 minutes.

 

Green Apple and Green Grape Muffins Recipe

A few days after making these muffins, I baked a cake. During that baking session I learnt a small secret of the universe. I’ll tell you about it when I post that cake.

Thank you for reading!

25 Comments

  1. aryana0821 2014-01-04 at 21:58

    Lovely cup cakes with grape and green apple .We need to try this one …Thank you 🙂

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    1. Sofia 2014-01-05 at 11:45

      Thanks, I hope you do!

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  2. Guillermina Bósquez Stover 2014-01-05 at 00:54

    They look so moist!!!!

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    1. Sofia 2014-01-05 at 11:45

      They were Guillermina 🙂

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  3. Shanna Koenigsdorf Ward 2014-01-05 at 01:55

    I am glad you were able to spend time with your friend. I, too, can relate to having to move – A LOT. Even if it for the best, it is always difficult for myriad reasons. “It’s a matter of being able to create your own little cosmos.” That line is brilliant; you “hit the nail on the head.”

    This recipe looks amazing, Sofia. I love all of the fruit – yes, you are right – there is lots of great health to this beautiful muffin. The sour milk must add a lovely texture and tang. I remember you mentioned that you spend a lot of time seeding grapes, as seedless grapes are not readily available in Spain. Next time, you could rehydrate golden or green raisins in boiling hot brandy, rum or bourbon until they are plump and juicy. That would save you the seeding.

    Warmest wishes,
    Shanna

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    1. Sofia 2014-01-05 at 11:47

      I’m glad you can also relate. Sometimes when people get older they want to move back, but still we need to make our own little cosmos.
      Thanks for the tips with the raisins Shanna. Plus you just gave me another idea with that…hmm 🙂

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        1. Sofia 2014-01-06 at 18:51

          We’ll see what happens 😉

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  4. cheflynnie 2014-01-05 at 04:26

    Awesome. Now I am Hungry!!!

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    1. Sofia 2014-01-05 at 11:04

      Ah, that was part of my intention 😉

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  5. Mabel Kwong 2014-01-05 at 10:10

    Aaah! The muffins look so moist and juicy! The close up one is crumbly a little bit in the middle, haha! I hope they were not sour 🙂

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    1. Sofia 2014-01-05 at 11:04

      No worries, very sweet indeed Mabel!

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  6. gotasté 2014-01-05 at 11:08

    I love moist muffins and these are just incredible! yummm…danny

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    1. Sofia 2014-01-05 at 11:44

      Oh these were very moist! 🙂

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    1. Sofia 2014-01-05 at 18:21

      Thanks, it’s very juicy and fruity!

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  7. pianolearner 2014-01-05 at 17:34

    Tell us more about sour-milk. Can you buy this? is it the same as milk gone past its sell-by, is it different from buttermilk?

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    1. Sofia 2014-01-05 at 18:20

      I think they’re both very similar, and because I can’t find either here, I make it myself just by added a few drops of lemon juice or vinegar to milk, stir it and in about 10 minutes its ready to throw into the cake!

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      1. pianolearner 2014-01-05 at 23:17

        Brilliant. I know you can buy sour-cream, but never really heard of a recipe with sour-milk. It would be interesting to see the results of half muffins with normal milk and half muffins with sour milk to see how it differs….

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  8. Dalo 2013 2014-01-06 at 05:38

    These muffins look so good…although I must admit I kind of miss seeing your “unique muffins” of your earlier first muffin post 🙂

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    1. Sofia 2014-01-06 at 18:52

      Oh yeah, I’ll have to make some like that in funny shapes again 😉

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  9. cruzccc 2014-01-15 at 10:14

    Qué delicia madre mía!!!!
    Un besito Sofia!

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  10. Two Peas & A Wad 2014-01-25 at 18:43

    Que ricas las parecen! No he comido magdalenas con uvas, tengo que porbarlas! (Que palabra se utiliza para “muffin” en espana? Aqui en los EEUU uso magdalena) Lo siento que mi teclado no tiene acentos ni puntos correctos :/

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    1. Sofia 2014-01-25 at 23:15

      Si aqui dicen magdalenas, y cada vez más usan la palabra “muffin” también!

      Reply

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