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Monday, 18 October 2010

Apple Cinnamon Muffins

 It is apple season and I am lucky enough to have a neighbour with an apple tree and a generous nature!  I thought that this week I would make some kind of Apple Muffin.  These don't look particularly inspiring, but they are very tasty, not too sweet and if you heat one for 20 seconds in the microwave it definitely improves the eating.

Apple & Cinnamon Muffins

I was quite surprised when I checked my 500 Best Muffin Recipes book  (Esther Brody) to find that this recipe doesn't use melted butter or oil, but the butter is rubbed in.

2 cups (500ml) all-purpose (plain) flour
1/2 cup (125ml) granulated sugar
3tsp (15ml) baking powder
1/2 tsp (2ml)cinnamon
1/2 tsp (2ml) salt
1/2 cup (125ml) butter or margarine
1 large apple, peeled and diced
1/4 cup (50ml) finely chopped walnuts
1 egg
1tsp (5ml) cinnamon
1tbsp (15ml) brown sugar

Preheat the oven to 435F/220C
12 cup muffin tin

1. In a bowl sift together flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.  With a pastry blender or 2 knives cut in butter.  Measure out 1/4 cup (50ml) mixture; reserve for topping.  Add apple and walnuts to remaining flour mixture.
2. In a bowl beat egg.  Add milk, blend well.  Add to flour mixture, stir just until blended (batter should be lumpy).
3. Spoon batter into prepared muffin tin,filling two-thirds full.  Add cinnamon and brown sugar to reserved topping mixture; sprinkle over batter.  bake in preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes or until  toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

Still plenty of apples left, so I might try another apple muffin recipe next week.



At 19 October 2010 at 12:41 , Blogger GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

I think muffins are one of my favorite breakfast foods and these look very good to me! Apples and autumn just work perfectly together :)

At 19 October 2010 at 20:42 , Blogger Choclette said...

they look good to me and I bet they taste gorgeous - apple and cinnamon - mmmmm.

At 20 October 2010 at 23:53 , Blogger Judy said...

Janice, these look wonderful, and how lucky are you to have a neighbor with an apple tree!

At 21 October 2010 at 12:31 , Anonymous Catherine said...

These look perfect for this current weather; I can just imagine snacking on one with a cup of tea mmmm :)

At 22 October 2010 at 15:55 , Blogger Wendy@The Omnivorous Bear said...

I bet they are delicious! Apples and cinnamon are just the perfect pairing!

At 23 October 2010 at 04:28 , Blogger theUngourmet said...

I love apples in my muffins. This looks like such a nice recipe. I have quite a few apples right now too. I'm thinking of making apple pancakes with some of them. :)


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