An apple a day keeps the midterms away

1. Apple Oat Muffins

Makes 12 muffins


1 cup rolled oats

1 cup plain yogurt

¼ cup unsalted butter

2 ½ tablespoons brown sugar

1 egg

½ cup applesauce

1 cup plain flour

2 teaspoons cinnamon

1 teaspoon baking powder

½ teaspoon baking soda

1 apple (peeled and diced)

¼ cup raisins


1. Preheat oven to 350°F.

2. Grease with butter, oil, or cooking spray, or put muffin liners in the muffin pan.

3. Combine oats and yogurt. Set aside for later use.

4. In a different bowl, beat butter and brown sugar together until they reach a creamy consistency. Whisk in the egg, followed by the applesauce and the oats mixture.

5. Mix in flour, cinnamon, baking powder, and baking soda. Once fully combined, fold in apples and raisins.

6. Bake for approximately 20 minutes.

2. Apple Crisps

Makes 8 miniature tarts


Plain Pastry Crust:

1 ½ cups sifted all purpose flour

½ cup softened unsalted butter

4 to 5 tablespoons cold water

Fruit Filling:

4 apples

1/8 cup sugar

2 teaspoons cinnamon

Crumble Topping:

1 cup dark brown sugar

¾ cup all purpose flour

¼ cup softened butter


1. Preheat oven to 350°F.

2. Combine all ingredients for the pastry shell in a bowl. Use hands to form a big ball of dough and split dough into eight equal balls. Roll out each ball and gently place into disposable tart dishes.

3. Combine the apples with the cinnamon and sugar. Fill the shells to the top with the mixture.

4. Mix all ingredients for the crumble topping. Distribute the topping evenly over the tarts.

3. Apple Fritters

Makes 24 fritters



Oil for frying

1 ½ cups flour

¼ cup granulated sugar

2 teaspoons baking powder

2 teaspoons cinnamon

2/3 cup milk

2 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 tablespoons melted butter

3-4 apples (diced)


1 cup powdered sugar

½ teaspoon vanilla extract

¼ cup milk


1. In a deep pan, heat oil to 350°F.

2. Mix wet and dry ingredients for fritters in two separate bowls. Combine the two mixtures.

3. Add the peeled and diced apples. A

4. To fry, drop a spoonful of batter into the oil. Once the fritters are golden brown, remove them from the pan. Rest fritters on paper towel to dry.

5. Combine ingredients for the glaze. Drizzle the desired amount of glaze on top of the warm fritters.

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