I am planning my menu for a large group of guests at my home this weekend for the Ole Miss vs. Arkansas game. The game is at 11 a.m., which means BRUNCH! I love this Apple Rum Muffin recipe that produces a large quantity, perfect for feeding your crowd and easy to transport to the tailgate! This recipe was a customer favorite in the early days of my business.
This recipe yields a variety of options for your liking: 96 mini-muffins or 24 regular muffins,; 1 bundt cake; 2-3 loaves or 5-6 mini-loaves. Any way you choose, it is delicious!
1 c. vegetable oil
2 c. sugar
1 1/2 t. pure vanilla (I use Mexican vanilla)
3 c. plain flour
1 t. soda
1 t. salt
1 1/2 t. cinnamon
1 1/2 t. allspice
1 1/2 t. nutmeg
1/3 c. dark rum
3 c. chopped Granny Smith apples cored (not peeled)
1 1/3 c. chopped walnuts
1 c. chopped pitted dates
1/2 c. packed brown sugar
1 c. finely chopped walnuts
1/2 t. cinnamon
In electric mixer, combine and mix oil, sugar, eggs, and vanilla.
In a separate bowl, combine flour, soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice
Gradually add flour mixture to batter mixing until well blended
Add rum, chopped apples, walnuts, and dates and mix well.
Combine brown sugar, cinnamon, and walnuts
Spray mini-muffin pans with cooking spray. Using a small scoop, fill each well 2/3 full. Sprinkle with topping over each muffin and bake in 400 degree oven for 8-9 minutes. Immediately, turn out hot muffins onto a cooling racks. When completely cool, store in an airtight container until ready to serve. These freeze beautifully.
This recipe can be made into a loaf, bundt cake, or larger muffins as noted above. Note: When increasing the size of the cake, you must lower the oven temp. and increase the cook time.
(Example – A loaf or bundt cake would bake at 250 degrees for 1 1/4 – 1 1/2 hours. Larger muffins would bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes. Done when an inserted toothpick comes out almost clean.)
In 2005, Karen Kurr began selling her Cajun and Southern dishes at local farmers markets. Today, her frozen meals are still made from scratch in Oxford, Mississippi and sold in 200 Kroger stores, independent retailers and online. Karen’s passion is simple: to help bring families back to the dinner table. Her products make dinner easier when you are short on time. Karen continues to share family recipes with loyal customers on hottytoddy.com, the NoTime2Cook website and on social media.HERE!