Wednesday, August 11, 2010

APPLE CINNAMON MUFFINS


Our giveaway ends Saturday, August 14th but there is still time to enter. Just click here. I know the weather is still hot and humid, but I just can't help thinking about the holidays. I love all the holiday flavors like peppermint, cranberry, nuts, spices like cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger. These little muffins are wonderful for a brunch or a snack. They smell so good while baking and are so easy to make. The addition of oil makes them so moist. Soo, let's think fall and I hope you will give these a try. I have included an optional cinnamon-sugar topping too.

3/4 c. whole milk
1/2 c. vegetable oil
1 lg. egg
1 1/2 c. finely chopped apples, cored and peeled
2 c. all-purpose flour
2/3 c. granulated sugar
3 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. ground cinnamon

Optional Topping
3 T. granulated sugar
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon


Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line 12 medium muffin cups with paper liners.
In a small bowl, beat milk, oil and egg. Stir in diced apples and set aside. In a medium bowl, sift together the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Make a well in center and pour in wet ingredients. Stir just until moistened--batter will be lumpy. Do not overmix.
Divide batter evenly into muffin cups. Combine the 3 T. granulated sugar and 1/2 tsp. cinnamon and sprinkle over muffins, if using. Bake for 16-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Let stand 5 minutes and remove from pan.

11 comments:

  1. Kat, they look fantastic .... I'd love one with a nice big mug of coffee!!

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  2. I made apple-cinnamon muffins for christmas party at school. Everyone enjoyed!

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  3. Those are some good looking muffins and I bet they are delicious!

    Check out my CSN giveaway! I hope you enter!

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  4. Your muffins looks delicious!!! Apple-Cinnamon is always a good mix.

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  5. Qué ricos muffins!!! Me encantan con manzana, te quedaron muy bonitos!!
    Besos!

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  6. Mmmm...it's not too early for apples and cinnamon! I made ginger cookies today and my house smells wonderful too. I have some early apples that would be perfect in these. Thanks!

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  7. Kat, I swear I could smell them, oh I bet they are wonderful!

    Carol

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  8. The muffins look really yummy. Crumb toppings would make them even better.

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  9. Ma quanto è bello questo blog! Complimenti! Sembra di entrare nella cucina della nonna e di respirare i buoni e ormai introvabili profumi di una volta... come il profumo di questi golosissimi muffin :-)

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  10. I just stumbled across your blog and am so glad I did! I have thoroughly enjoyed looking around and am now following. :)

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  11. I wish I could raid your kitchen right now instead of making these. Sigh. These look great.

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