Apple Cinnamon Muffins

August 24th, 2009

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Let’s make Apple Cinnamon Muffins:

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Preheat oven to 375 °F (190 °C). Line a 12-cup muffin tin with paper liners.

1. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt and spices.

2. In a large bowl, whisk together brown sugar and egg. Whisk in melted butter, vegetable oil and vanilla.

3. Working in two or three additions, alternately stir in flour mixture and buttermilk, ending with an addition of flour and mixing only until no streaks of flour remain visible in the batter.

4. Stir in diced apple.

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5. Divide batter evenly into prepared muffin cups filling each to the top, or slightly over. In a small bowl, stir together coarse sugar and additional 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon. Sprinkle generously over muffins.

6. Bake for 15 – 18 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean and the top springs back when lightly pressed. Cool muffins on a wire rack.

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Apple Cinnamon Muffins

From: Baking Bites / Servings: 12 Muffins
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2 cups all purpose flour

2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

1/4 tsp ground ginger

3/4 cup brown sugar

1 large egg

2 tbsp butter, melted and cooled

2 tbsp vegetable oil

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 cup buttermilk

1 1/2 cups diced apple

Topping mixture

3 tbsp coarse sugar

1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

Preheat oven to 375 °F (190 °C).Line a 12-cup muffin tin with paper liners.

In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt and spices.

In a large bowl, whisk together brown sugar and egg. Whisk in melted butter, vegetable oil and vanilla.

Working in two or three additions, alternately stir in flour mixture and buttermilk, ending with an addition of flour and mixing only until no streaks of flour remain visible in the batter.

Stir in diced apple.

Divide batter evenly into prepared muffin cups filling each to the top, or slightly over.

In a small bowl, stir together coarse sugar and additional 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon. Sprinkle generously over muffins.

Bake for 15 – 18 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean and the top springs back when lightly pressed.

Cool muffins on a wire rack.

Notes and Tips

Buttermilk Substitute (from: About.com)

Milk (just under one cup)

1 tbsp lemon juice or white vinegar

Place a tablespoon of lemon juice or white vinegar in a liquid measuring cup.

Add enough milk to bring the liquid up to the one-cup line.

Let stand for five minute. Then, use as much as your recipe calls for.

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7 Responses to “Apple Cinnamon Muffins”

  1. Beautiful muffins! The crunchy topping looks delicious.

  2. Dimah says:

    lisa: Thanks for coming by!

  3. Maya says:

    Must be the cooler weather as I have been thinking a lot about baking the past few days. This looks comforting.

  4. Dimah says:

    Maya: Thanks for stopping by!

  5. What a nice mug, I love it :)

  6. Apple cinnamon muffins are always a major hit in my home, but I lost my recipe quite some time ago. Great recipe idea, may have to give this one a try and see if it is similar to my old recipe.

    Bill M.

  7. NS says:

    Hi. Is it okay to use white sugar instead of brown? Will the taste or texture differ?

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