Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Cast Iron Skillet Granola Apple Bread (or muffins)

The Granola Pancakes my son thought up last week turned out to be amazing.  Since Sunday mornings are 'muffin day' in our house, the granola pancakes inspired me to come up with this beauty.

Cast Iron Skillet Granola Apple Bread (or muffins):
((Printable Version))

1 medium macintosh or granny smith apple, peeled and chopped
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup granola (plus extra reserved for topping)
1 tablespoon ground flax seed (optional)
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 egg (separated*)
1 cup milk

1. Preheat oven to 400F.  If using a cast iron skillet, place it in the oven while it is preheating.  If using muffin tins, grease or prepare with paper liners.

2. In a small bowl, whisk together the milk, oil, brown sugar and egg yolk- set aside.

3. In a separate bowl, beat the egg white until soft beaks form- set aside.  (*If you are using white flour, this step is not necessary.  Add the whole egg in the step above. Beating the egg white will help lighten the wheat flour.)

4. In a medium sized bowl, whisk together the flour, flax seed, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.  Stir in the granola.

5. Add the wet ingredients (*not the egg white) to the dry.  Stir just until blended. Gently fold it in the egg white, then the chopped apple.

6. If using a cast iron skillet, add about 1 tablespoon butter and melt.  Pour the batter into the hot pan.  Sprinkle with additional granola and bake for about 25 minutes.  If using muffin tins, divide the batter between 12 - 14 muffin tins.  Top with additional granola and bake for about 20 minutes.



  1. I have decided that you are a granola genius :), Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

  2. Well, yummy…. and good for you too! You are definitely a little more crunchy on the top than I am -- but the inside with cinnamon and apple… yum… thanks for sharing.

  3. GREAT photos. I just love how you made this look. I'd love for you to link this up to my sweet treats party this weekend! it goes through tomorrow night! Hope to see you there!

  4. This does sound delicious, and it would be another great way to use my whole-wheat flour! Thanks!

    1. Thanks, Bonnie! Thank you for the Twitter follow as well. I've joined you over on your Facebook page too. I tend to keep up with all my fellow Foodies better over there. :)

  5. Looks delicious! I just recently got my first cast iron skillet and have only made a few things in it. I can't wait to try this out!

  6. Ann from The Fountain Avenue KitchenFebruary 12, 2012 at 9:51 PM

    That looks absolutely divine!!!

  7. This skillet bread looks so delicious! Thanks for sharing! xoxo~

  8. Looks awesome Crunchy! I think Miriam's right ... you are a Granola Genius :)