This has been really handy when you have some special ingredient and want to make something with it.  I used this to find recipes with apple butter because I had some and wanted to make something unique.  I made the apple butter muffins from this site and they were DELISH!

Homemade apple butter in this recipe works EXTRA good!  These are so yummy and they make your house smell wonderful too!  🙂  also, I personally am not a fan of raisins, so i left them out and it was still very good…you can make yours with it if you want!

Apple Butter Muffins

2       cups    flour
3/4     cup     brown sugar
1 1/2   teaspoons       baking powder
1/4     teaspoon        baking soda
1/2     teaspoon        salt
1       teaspoon        cinnamon
1/2     teaspoon        ginger
3/4     cup     apple butter
1/2     cup     butter, or margarine, melted and cooled
1/4     cup     milk, skim
2       each    eggs, lightly beaten
3       tablespoons     honey
1       teaspoon        vanilla extract
1/2     cup     raisins, optional

Preheat oven to 400 F.

In a large bowl, combine dry ingredients (the first 7 ingredients) and make a well in the center.

In smaller bowl, combine wet ingredients (the next 6 ingredients).

Pour wet mixture into the well of the dry ingredients and stir just to combine (10-15 strokes).

Fold in raisins with as few strokes as possible.

Spoon batter into 12 muffin cups (if you don’t use muffin liners, spray the pan with cooking spray).  {TIP:  I made my muffins smaller and I got 24 muffins out of it!}

Bake 20-25 minutes, until cake tester comes out clean.

Remove muffin tin to cooling rack and cool 5 mins. before removing muffins from tin.  Don’t let muffins cool completely in tins.