Not sure what previous reviewer did but these are fantastic. Used high-quality sharp cheddar cheese and tasted enough apple to appeal to me but if you want to add more it would also be good. I did use quinoa flour & GF flour which worked perfectly.
I'm sorry to say this but I can barely taste the apple or cheese and the dough is overpoweringly bitter. I made a double-batch of these anticipating they'd be great and now I'm not sure how I'll eat them all. I guess I could eat them with soup or chili. They taste bit like sourdough but not quite tangy or salty enough to truly be sourdough. If I was committed to fixing this recipe I'd take out the quinoa flour entirely and substitute it with a flour that has a more subtle flavour. I'd also consider doing the apples diced instead of grated adding a bit more salt and sweetener and being a smidge more generous with the cheese. However maybe I made a mistake or my palate is just different than other peoples'. Just thought I'd throw in my two cents after spending a couple of hours on this....
Meh I feel bad saying this but these were gross! Extremely bland and dry. They were hard to get down. If I ever try these again I'll double the recipe (sugar apples cheese chives milk) and also reduce the baking time.
Perfect texture & mild taste I followed the recipe and yes they don't have a strong apple-cheddar flavor but they are delicious. I used extra-sharp cheddar as well. They reheat beautifully in the microwave (along with the soup I will have made with them);-) Pros: Healthy delicious Cons: A bit of work
Delicious! I loved these. I used an extra sharp cheese and a nice Honeycrisp apple. I ground up some quinoa in the blender for flour (In retrospect I should have toasted it first or rinsed it a few more times--there's definitely a grassy taste to it which two of us liked and one of us didn't care for). They come out light and fluffy with a lovely crust of cheese. Only other con: I had a lot of dishes to do once they were in the oven but I concede that might just be me. Pros: tastes good healthy filling Cons: makes a mess quinoa flour has noticeable taste which isn't for everyone
I was really hoping these would be great! I've made apple cheddar scones before and thought these would be similar. However I couldn't taste the apple or the cheese in the recipe. The quinoa flour really overpowered the other flavors and made the muffin taste rather earthy and bland. Maybe next time more apple and cheddar would help? Perhaps chunks of apple and cheese rather than using shredded ingredients? But on a positive note eating the bland muffins isn't too bad since I know how healthy I'm being! These are PACKED with nutrition!:)