This recipe is from Stephenson’s Apple Farms – a wonderful restaurant in Kansas City that is no longer open. I lost the recipe for 10 years and was thrilled to find it again.
1 cup milk
1/4 cup oil
2/3 cup sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp vanilla
Mix in a bowl. Add:
2 cups flour
3 tsp. baking soda
Mix the flour and soda on top of the liquid before gently stirring into the liquid. Mix very gently – it will still be lumpy. Add:
1 cup chopped fresh peaches
Gently fold the peaches in. Do not overmix this!
Pour into muffin cups and bake at 400 for 20 minutes.
Banana-Pineapple: substitute 1/3 cup sugar, 1/2 cup milk 2 Tbsp drained crushed pineapple and 1 cup crushed bananas for the sugar, milk and fruit.
December 2011, Blueberry – graham cracker: my daughter Maya substituted a cup of blueberries for the apples, left out the cinnamon and sprinkled with a cup of crumbled graham crackers before baking. Delish!
(Just noticed – someone added in 1/4 cup Love into the list of ingredients. True enough, I suppose!)