Easy Apple Cinnamon Muffins
I've been wanting to do more baking with my daughters and we decided that we'd get up extra early (5:30) before school this morning to try this recipe. They really turned out great! Three out of four of us loved them with the exception of my 8 year old (she just *liked* them). I think she expected something much sweeter almost like a cupcake, but if I wanted cupcakes for breakfast, I would have used a cupcake recipe - these were just the right amount of sweet for breakfast, especially for children...Perfect!
Here are some tips and changes that I made to this recipe:
I used apple sauce in place of the oil but I think next time I'll use half applesauce and half butter or maybe even all butter just to see what I like best. I'm also going to try a small dollop of apple jam in the middle of each muffin, too, for an added touch.
As for the topping, I used an entirely different topping altogher and it was great - crumbly just as it should be. Here it is for any of you who may want to try it...
1/4 c light brown sugar,
1/4 c all purpose flour,
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon,
pinch of salt,
3 tablespoons of oats,
2 tablespoons of butter
Crumble in 2 tablespoons of butter into dry ingredients and sprinkle on muffins before baking.
Tip: As others have state, *definitely* only fill the cups halfway. I did and the muffin tops were just picture perfect.
I put the muffins in for exactly 20 minutes and they came out just right.
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Apr. 3, 2008