By: Ashley Chu
For me, baked treats can really get me in the mood of whatever season we’re in, and fall is one of my favorites to celebrate. Personally, I’m not a fan of pumpkin or pumpkin flavored desserts, but I still want to bake something that represents the vibe of fall, so I opted to make these delicious and warm cinnamon apple muffins. It is pretty easy to make, not too time consuming, and you probably have most of these ingredients at home! The muffins are soft because of the apples on the inside, but much crispier on the outside, creating the perfect combination. Here is the recipe, and I hope you guys try it out!
▢ 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 unsalted butter , room temperature
▢ 1 cup granulated sugar
▢ 2 large eggs
▢ 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
▢ ½ cup milk
For the Topping (not necessary):
▢ ½ cup butter melted
▢ ¼ cup granulated sugar
▢ ¼ cup ground cinnamon
- 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.
- Sift together 2 cups flour, baking powder, salt, and 2 teaspoons cinnamon in a medium bowl. Set aside.
- Mix 2 teaspoons flour with ½ teaspoon cinnamon. Toss diced apples with the flour/cinnamon mixture to coat apples in a separate bowl. Set aside.
- 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.
- 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 2/3 to ¾ full. Bake until a toothpick or skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean, about 30 minutes.
- 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.
- Once muffins have baked, remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly in the muffin tin. Then, remove each muffin and brush the butter on with a pastry brush (or dip into the melted butter) and then into the cinnamon sugar mixture. Place onto a plate to finish cooling.
Recipe Link: https://addapinch.com/cinnamon-apple-muffins-recipe/
Now you can sit down and enjoy these tasty cinnamon apple muffins and maybe even bring them to school for your friends to try!