Tuesday, January 27, 2009

On Baking Therapy

I've had this basic muffin recipe for several years. The other night I was feeling like breakfast for dinner so I started a quiche. I don't know why but I simply cannot eat quiche without something sweet. I was all out of the usual suspects when it occurred to me I had a bag of apples slowly going the way of the cross in my crisper bin. Apple cinnamon muffins it is! Now let me warn you, these contain no nutritional value. They are just sweet and serve to calm my nerves. Baking brings order to my very chaotic life:)

Apple Cinnamon Muffins
  • preheat oven to 400 degrees
  • lightly grease muffin tins or line with cupcake papers
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 TBSP baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk (I used buttermilk but sometimes I use sour cream)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 8 TBSP of real butter
  • 1 tsp real vanilla
  • 1 to 2 tsp cinnamon (I just eyeballed it)
  • 1 to 1 1/2 peeled, chopped apple

Mix first four dry ingredients. Cream butter and sugar together. Fold into dry mixture. Add eggs and milk and blend. Add remaining spices and fruit. Stir until just blended. Fill muffin cups almost to top. Bake 20 to 30 minutes or until fork comes out clean. Enjoy!

Like I said this is a basic muffin recipe. You can delete and add spices and fruit to your liking. I like to make them with blueberries when they are in season.


ajnabi said...

Wow, that's a lot of cinnamon--yummy! I'll have to try this next time I get a craving. :-)

Betsy said...

Sounds good - I'll have to try it!

angela said...

sounds yummy!!! I've been in a muffin mood. I made pumpkin choc. chips muffins last night.
thanks for the recipe.

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

Thanks for the recipe! I love things with real apples in them - I'll keep this and make it one day soon.