I bought a large bag of apples to put on my salads. One apple was plenty for my daily lunch salad, so I couldn’t get through those apples fast enough. What did I do? Searched the Internet of course to find a sweet & chocolately dessert to make with the apples. It was actually harder to find than you would think. Most people don’t bake with a combination of chocolate & apples. I found the recipe here but ended up slightly modifying it.
2 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup white sugar
1 3/4 cups chopped apples + 1 1/4 tsp vanilla extract + 3/4 cup Applesauce (my modification)
1 cup chocolate chips
Directions: Preheat oven to 375F.
Cream together butter, sugar and eggs.
Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add to creamed mixture.
Peel & dice 4-5 apples.
Here’s where I made a change to the recipe. Originally, the recipe called for diced apples & vanilla. I added the vanilla & then I started to add the diced apples to the mixture but it was way too thick. I needed a little bit more moisture as it was turning into cookie dough & not batter for muffins. I then added around 1 3/4 cup of applesauce.
Add the diced apples.
Add in the chocolate chips. A little status on the 4.5lb bag of chocolate chips: half empty! This bag was brought to Germany in the beginning of March…not good.
Spoon the batter into the muffin tin & bake for 30-35 minutes. I had some football (American) cupcake liners in my pantry that were never going to be used for a Super Bowl party here in Germany, so I decided to use them for this recipe!
The little modification to the recipe worked! Christian loves a little fruit in his desserts, so this ended up satisfying both of us.