Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Apple Cinnamon Chip Muffins

These were wonderful! Don really like them. I ended up taking them to school and they got rave reviews. I got 12 regular and 12 mini muffins from this recipe.

Apple Cinnamon Chip Muffins

Makes 12 muffins

For the muffins:
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ cup packed light brown sugar
- 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted and cooled
- 2 large eggs
- ¾ cup whole milk
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 large apple, peeled and finely chopped (about 1 cup)
- ¾ cup cinnamon chips

For the streusel:
- ¼ cup all-purpose flour
- ¼ cup packed light brown sugar
- ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 ½ tablespoons unsalted butter, cold and cut into small pieces

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Line a muffin tin with baking cups or grease with butter or non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.

To make the muffins – In a large bowl, add the flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Whisk to combine. Add in the brown sugar and whisk, making sure there are no large chunks. In a small bowl, add the butter, eggs, milk and vanilla extract. Whisk until well combined. Pour the liquid ingredients into the dry ingredients. Mix until just combined – do not over mix. Gently fold in the apples and cinnamon chips. Evenly distribute the batter in the prepared muffin tins.

To make the streusel – In a small bowl, add the flour, brown sugar and cinnamon. Whisk to combine. Add the butter chunks to the bowl. Using your fingers or a pastry blender, cut the butter into the mixture. Continue until the mixture resembles even-sized crumbs. Sprinkle some of the streusel over each muffin and gently press the crumbs into the batter.

Bake for about 20 minutes, until the muffins are golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean. Let the muffins cool for a few minutes before removing from the pan.

1 comment:

  1. These sound divine!!! Love cinnamon and apples! Thanks for sharing!