Homemade Organic Apple Cinnamon Muffins with Streusel

For the Muffins:

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • 7 Tbsp. [1 stick minus 1 Tbsp.] organic pasture butter, at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup organic cane sugar
  • 2 large organic pasture eggs
  • 2 1/4 cups organic unbleached white flour, PLUS 2 Tbsp. for dusting shredded apple
  • 4 tsp. Homemade Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp. Real Salt
  • 1 cup grass-fed organic whole milk
  • 1-1/2 tsp. Homemade Organic Vanilla Extract
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded organic tart apples (such as organic Granny Smith)
  • 1-2 tsp. organic 100% lemon juice

Here’s How I do it:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375° Fahrenheit.
  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer on medium speed, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Core each apple, then shred and combine with lemon juice; Set aside.
  4. Once the butter and sugar are creamed, add each egg into the electric mixer separately and mix well in between.
  5. In a separate mixing bowl, stir the flour, salt and baking powder together.
  6. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients in two segments, alternating with the milk and vanilla.
  7. Stir until just evenly moistened.  The batter will be slightly lumpy.
  8. Combine the shredded apple and 2 Tbsp. flour until well coated.
  9. Using a large spatula, fold in the shredded apples until just evenly distributed, no more than a few strokes.  Take care not to break up the fruit.  Do not overmix.
  10. Spoon the batter into each muffin cup, filling it level with the cup.
  11. Bake for about 12 minutes.
  12. Remove from the oven.
  13. Sprinkle each muffin with streusel.
  14. Place back into the oven and bake until golden, dry and springy to the touch, approximately an additional 8 – 13 minutes.  A toothpick inserted to the center of the muffin should come out clean.
  15. Place the muffins on a wire rack to cool for 5 minutes.  Serve warm or at room temperature.
  16. Enjoy!

For the Streusel:

  • 1/2 cup organic unbleached white flour
  • 2 Tbsp. organic cane sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. organic light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 tsp. organic ground cinnamon
  • 2 Tbsp. organic pastured butter, cut into small pieces

Here’s How I do it:

  1. Mix together the flour, sugar, light brown sugar, and cinnamon in a small mixing bowl.
  2. Using a pastry cutter or your fingers, cut the butter into the mixture just until coarse crumbs form.

Homemade Organic Spicy Jalapeno Ketchup

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • 1/4 cup finely chopped organic yellow onion
  • 2 Tbsp. finely chopped organic garlic
  • 1 jar organic tomato paste (7 oz.)
  • 1/4 cup organic distilled white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup Homemade Organic Pickled Jalapeno brine (for more heat, add some of the jalapeno seeds, too)
  • 1/2 cup unchlorinated and unfluoridated water, divided
  • 1/4 cup organic cane sugar
  • 1 tsp. Real Salt

Here’s How I do it:

  1. Add 1/4 cup water, onion and garlic to a 2-quart saucepan; Bring to a boil, reduce heat, then simmer for 1 minute.
  2. Mix all remaining ingredients into the saucepan and whisk until smooth.
  3. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer for 20 minutes.
  4. Allow to cool completely before placing into a pint jar, straining the solids if desired.
  5. This is fine to eat immediately, but tastes even better the next day after being in the refrigerator.
  6. Enjoy!

 

Homemade Organic Copycat Chick-Fil-A Polynesian Sauce

According to the Chick-Fil-A Polynesian Sauce vs. Marzetti Honey French Dressing video, this recipe will also double as a copycat Marzetti Honey French Dressing recipe.

 Here’s What You’ll  Need:

  • 1/3 cup organic sunflower oil; OR organic olive oil
  • 1/3 cup unchlorinated and unfluoridated water
  • 1/4 cup organic cane sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. raw organic honey (local honey from real honeybees)
  • 2 Tbsp. organic raw apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp. organic distilled white vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. organic tomato paste (not heaping)
  • 1 tsp. Real Salt
  • 1 tsp. organic paprika
  • 3/4 tsp. organic dry yellow mustard
  • 1/4 tsp. organic beet juice (from making Homemade Organic Roasted Beets)
  • 1/8 tsp. organic granulated onion
  • 1/8 tsp. organic granulated garlic
  • 1 tsp. organic arrowroot powder

Here’s How I do it:

  1. Mix all ingredients into a 2 quart Chef’s saucepan and whisk until smooth.
  2. Bring to a boil and immediately reduce to a simmer; Stir until thickened, approximately 3 minutes.
  3. This mixture will thicken as it cools.
  4. Allow to cool completely before placing into a pint jar.
  5. Place a tight-fitting lid onto the jar and place into the refrigerator.
  6. This is fine to eat immediately, but tastes even better the next day after being in the refrigerator.
  7. Enjoy!

Homemade Organic Copycat Kraft Fresh Take Southwest Three Cheese

Here’s What You’ll Need:

For the Seasoned Breadcrumbs:

  • 12 Tbsp. Homemade Organic Panko-Styled Breadcrumbs; OR 12 Tbsp. Homemade Organic Fine Breadcrumbs
  • 2 tsp. organic extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tsp. Real Salt
  • 2 tsp. organic cane sugar
  • 1 tsp. organic chili pepper powder
  • 1/2 tsp. organic tomato powder
  • 1/2 tsp. organic ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. organic granulated onion
  • 1/2 tsp. organic granulated garlic
  • 1/2 tsp. organic paprika
  • 1 pinch organic celery seed

For the Cheese Blend:

  • 4 Tbsp. finely shredded organic Colby cheese
  • 4 Tbsp. strained and finely shredded organic mozzarella
  • 4 Tbsp. finely shredded organic cheddar cheese
  • 1 tsp. organic unbleached white flour

Here’s How I do it:

  1. Combine in a spice grinder the salt, sugar, chili pepper powder, tomato powder, cumin, onion, garlic, paprika and celery seed; Grind into a fine powder.
  2. In a small mixing bowl, stir the seasoning blend, breadcrumbs, olive oil and whey together until well blended; Set aside.
  3. In a medium mixing bowl, combine all cheeses and flour until blended and cheeses are completely coated; Set aside.
  4. This is now ready to be used in Homemade Organic Copycat Fresh Take Southwest Three Cheese Taco Salad
  5. Enjoy!

 

Homemade Organic Copycat Kraft Fresh Take Savory Four Cheese

Here’s What You’ll Need:

For the Seasoned Breadcrumbs:

For the Cheese Blend:

  • 3 Tbsp. finely shredded organic provolone cheese
  • 3 Tbsp. drained and finely shredded organic mozzarella cheese
  • 3 Tbsp. drained and finely shredded organic feta cheese
  • 2 Tbsp. grated organic Parmegiano Reggiano cheese
  • 1 tsp. organic unbleached white flour

Here’s How I do it:

  1. Combine in a spice grinder the Parmigiano Reggiano, salt, sugar, garlic, onion, paprika and turmeric; Grind into a fine powder.
  2. In a small mixing bowl, stir the seasoning blend, breadcrumbs, olive oil and whey together until well blended; Set aside.
  3. In a medium mixing bowl, combine all cheeses and flour until the cheeses are well coated; Set aside.
  4. This mix is now ready to use in recipes.
  5. Enjoy!

Homemade Organic Copycat Kraft Fresh Take Cheddar Jack and Bacon

Here’s What You’ll Need:

For the Seasoned Breadcrumbs:

For the Cheese Blend:

  • 4 Tbsp. organic finely shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 4 Tbsp. organic finely shredded cheddar cheese
  • 4 Tbsp. organic finely shredded provolone cheese
  • 2 Tbsp. organic unbleached white flour

Here’s How I do it:

  1. Combine in a spice grinder the bacon or cracklings, Real Salt, sugar, onion, paprika, sage and tomato powder; Grind into a fine powder.
  2. In a small mixing bowl, stir the seasoning blend, breadcrumbs, olive oil and rendered bacon fat together until well blended; Set aside.
  3. In a medium mixing bowl, combine all cheeses and flour until blended and cheeses are completely coated; Set aside.
  4. This mix is now ready to use in recipes.
  5. Enjoy!

 

 

Homemade Organic Copycat Kraft Fresh Take Classic Four Cheese

I don’t know why Kraft named a cheese blend “Classic Four Cheese” when there are five cheeses in it, but that’s the way it is.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

For the Seasoned Breadcrumbs:

For the Cheese Blend:

  • 2-1/2 Tbsp. finely shredded organic Colby cheese
  • 2-1/2 Tbsp. drained and finely shredded organic cheddar cheese
  • 2-1/2 Tbsp. finely shredded organic Monterey Jack cheese
  • 2-1/2 Tbsp. drained and finely shredded organic mozzarella cheese
  • 2 Tbsp. organic unbleached white flour

Here’s How I do it:

  1. Combine in a spice grinder the Parmigiano Reggiano, salt, sugar, garlic, onion, paprika and turmeric; Grind into a fine powder.
  2. In a small mixing bowl, stir the seasoning blend, breadcrumbs, olive oil and whey together until well blended; Set aside.
  3. In a medium mixing bowl, combine all cheeses and flour until blended; Set aside.
  4. This mix is now ready to use in recipes.
  5. Enjoy!