Too hot to bake? Try microwaving! Apple-raisin-cinnamon nuked muffin.

A white rectangular plate holds an apple-cinnamon muffin which has been baked in a cup in the microwave.It’s been too hot to cook, too hot to bake, but I’ve had a craving for muffins. So of course, I went scouring through search after search, just making myself more and more hungry, until I stumbled across a recipe called “Blueberry Muffin for One”, which gave baking instructions for both the conventional oven, as well as the microwave!

I didn’t have all of the same ingredients, so I played around with it a bit and substituted some things out with what I actually had. Here are the results…

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp whole wheat flour
  • 1 Tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • heaping 1/16 tsp salt
  • 1-2 Tbsp chopped apple (reserve some for garnish on top)
  • 1 Tbsp raisins
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbsp applesauce (I used the strawberry-applesauce that hubby gets in ‘lunch cups’)
  • 1 Tbsp + 1 tsp skim milk
  • 1 Tbsp brown sugar

Method

  1. Mix all the above ingredients in a small bowl.
  2. Spray the inside of a tea cup with non-stick cooking spray.
  3. Put the muffin mixture into the tea cup. I pat mine down a bit and push in the remaining apple pieces on the top (so you can tell what kind of muffin it is).
  4. Nuke on high for 90 seconds in the microwave.
  5. Turn the cup upside down over a plate — the muffin should pop right out.

Be very careful! This muffin will be molten-lava-HOT and will continue to cook for a minute or so. Be sure to let it stand that long. Serve with a bit of butter and eat it while it is still rather warm, as it hardens as it cools down. (I wouldn’t recommend doing more than one at a time because of this.)

It should be noted that the muffin is going to look and feel a little weird. It has a strange consistency; almost like a moist rubbery-spongy feel. If you can get past that (I didn’t find it too terrible and I’m a texture-based eater), the taste will make up for it. The colour will also seem strange. I’ve included a picture of what it looks like when you’ve upended it out of the cup:

An apple-raisin-cinnamon microwave muffin, turned upside down on a white, rectangular plate. It has a 'domed' bottom, which can be seen pointing up.

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