Apple-Cheese Muffins

3 medium baking apples
3/4 c. honey
1 Tbsp. lemon juice
1 1/4 c. buttermilk
2 c. whole wheat flour
2 eggs
1 Tbsp. baking powder
1/4 c. butter, melted
1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 1/2 c. cubed Colby or any medium-sharp cheese

Peel, core and cut apples into chunks. Place in large bowl and cover with cold water. Stir in lemon juice. Sift flour, baking powder and cinnamon into another large bowl. Mix in cheese. Drain apples. Place honey, buttermilk, eggs, butter and apples in food processor. Process with an on/off pulse motion until apples are in small pieces. Pour into dry ingredients and mix just until moistened. Fill each buttered (or papered) muffin cup 3/4 full and bake in preheated 400° oven for 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted into muffin center comes out clean. Serve warm. Makes 12-15 muffins.

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