Cinnamon Apple Muffins Recipe

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A few weeks ago, I had a couple of little itty bitty apples that looked like they were past their best used by date.  I hate throwing anything out.  So I went looking for an apple muffin recipe.  I found the perfect recipe on a site called Add a Pinch.
They were Cinnamon Apple Muffins and they were perfect!  Jim gave it two thumbs up.  I hope you try them.

Serves: 12
  • 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
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup ground cinnamon
  1. DSC04767Preheat 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.








One thought on “Cinnamon Apple Muffins Recipe

    DeniseBalog said:
    April 13, 2016 at 7:41 pm

    This looks and sounds really easy Marcey:) Kind of chuckled, just this evening, I pulled out the older apples that were looking a bit beat from the refrigerator drawer. Hating to throw the out, I diced them up and sprinkled them around the yard (a healthy distance from the house) for our squirrels and deer and such. The apples still looked pretty good and I was surprised:) Heck, my boy would love this recipe probably as much as the squirrel loved his! Blessings friend:)


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