Saturday, 27 September 2014

When Fall Gives You Apples, Make Muffins.

My youngest daughter went apple picking with her school.  She came home with a basket full of red delicious looking apples. We decided we should put some of those apples to good use and make something yummy. MUFFINS! I don't particularly have a go-to recipe for apple muffins so I searched the internet looking at several recipes, reviews, ingredients etc. The recipe I chose was from "in a pinch" and I they turned out great.

I did not have muffin liners and did not feel like fifteen minutes of scrubbing my pans afterwards so I cut parchment paper into squares and tucked them down into the tins and then poured the batter in. This made for an easy cleanup and also looks kind of cool too!

I also decided to mix all the ingredients for the topping (including the butter) and sprinkled  it on the muffins before putting them into the oven. I only used about have of what the recipe calls for.

The next best thing to tasting these little delights is smelling them while they cook. Nothing smells better than apples and cinnamon baking in the oven, NOTHING!

Here is the recipe written by Robyn from in a pinch.
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour (+ 2 teaspoons for coating apples)
  • 1½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon (+ ½ teaspoon for coating apples)
  • 2 cups diced apples
  • ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • ½ cup milk
  • For the Topping:
  • ½ cup butter, melted
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup ground cinnamon
  1. Preheat oven to 375º F. Spray muffin tins with bakers spray or coat well with shortening or butter and flour, making sure to discard any excess flour from the tins after coating.
  2. Sift together flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon in a medium bowl. Set aside.
  3. Toss together diced apples and 2 teaspoons of flour to coat apples in a separate bowl. Set aside.
  4. Cream together butter and sugar until lightened in color, about 3 minutes. Add an egg, one at a time, taking care to fully incorporate before adding the other. Mix in vanilla.
  5. Gently fold in flour mixture, alternating with milk. Stir until just combined. Fold in diced apples and scoop mixture into prepared muffin tins, filling about ⅔ to ¾ full. Bake until a toothpick or skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean, about 30 minutes.
  6. Prepare topping for muffins while the muffins are baking by melting the butter and allowing to cool slightly. Pour butter into a separate bowl sized easy for dipping tops of muffins. Mix together granulated sugar and cinnamon in a separate bowl and set aside.
  7. Once muffins have baked, remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly in the muffin tin. Then, remove each muffin and dip first into the melted butter and then into the cinnamon sugar mixture. Place onto a plate to finish cooling.

What is your favorite apple recipe?

1 comment:

  1. Your food posts always make me feel so hungry haha, these look incredibly tasty xx

    Gemma // Miss Makeup Magpie