July 25, 2012

Two Apples, Some Cinnamon, and My Mouth

We often take the kids at work to the local library so they can choose books to take back to the centre. On one of out most recent trips, we picked up a book about apples called Apple Farmer Annie by Monica Wellington.

In the book, you learn about all of the different kinds of apples that Annie has in her orchard, and all of the goodies that she makes to sell at a market in New York City. It's a pretty fun book, but the best part is that at the end of the story, you will find recipes for apple sauce, apple muffins, and apple sauce cake.



I recently made the apple muffins, and thought that they were most delicious, and wanted to share the recipe with you. The recipe makes about one dozen muffins.

You will need:
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup butter
1 egg
1 cup milk
2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon allspice
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1 1/2 cups peeled, chopped apples

Topping:
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon



First, I peeled and chopped all of my apples so that they were ready to go. Then, in one bowl, I creamed together the sugar and the butter. I added the egg, beat it well, and then I stirred in the milk.

In another bowl, I combined all of the dry ingredients -- flour, salt, baking powder, and spices -- and mixed them together. I added the egg mixture to the flour mixture and blended it just until it was moistened.



After all that was done, I gentled stirred in the apples -- or, as I like to say, folded in the apples.



I greased up the muffin tin, and filled it up with the muffin batter. It smells just like apple pie.



After the batter was in the muffin tin, I mixed up the topping -- brown sugar and cinnamon -- and sprinkled it on top of each muffin. Then I put it in a 400 Fahrenheit oven for about 22 minutes. This is where the recipe could use a little tweaking. I would either put the muffins in at a lower heat, or let them cook for less time. They were not as moist as I would have liked them to be. Remember that every oven is different, and you know what will work best.



Other than that, the muffins made the most delicious breakfast for the next week or so, and tasted so yummy when warmed up in the microwave for a few seconds.


Hope you'll try them out!





10 comments:

  1. I make a recipe like this!! I call them Apple Pie Muffins! SOO GOOD!

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    1. They totally are apple pie muffins! Great name :)

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  2. These look DELICIOUS! Going to have to try them! xo JA

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  3. Oh they look GOOD! Great photos too!

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  4. SO very excited for apple season! looks delicious

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    1. Thank you! I would be interested to find out how they taste with different varieties of apples.

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  5. These look heavenely .. thanks for sharing! I'll be featuring your muffins tomorrow :)

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    1. You are very welcome! That's exciting that they will be featured! I can't wait to see :)

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