18/10/2015

Apple Cinnamon Muffins


I love baking during the Autumn months, it is my second most favourite time of the year to be in the kitchen. Everything is so much warmer, spicier and heartier in the Autumn compared to Summertime meals. Not to mention all the fun baking I get to do for Thanksgiving and Halloween! Last night I had some friends over for a small yet seasonal party. We watched some gory movies and more importantly, we feasted. The evening called for some festive treats which I was more than happy to bake. I've been so busy with work lately that I just haven't had any time to really appreciate my beloved Autumn season. I firmly planted my feet in my kitchen and stayed there baking for several hours. Seriously.

I prepared quite a few treats for my cozy Autumn night in, but what I personally found to be most fitting for the weather are these apple cinnamon muffins. Wonderfully spicy from the cinnamon, moist and tart from the chunks of apple. The recipe (which can be found *here*) originally uses rhubarb instead of apple. When rhubarb is in season come back to this recipe. Trust me!

Ingredients -

2 cups of all purpose flour
2/4 of a cup of granulated sugar (plus extra)
2 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder
1 tablespoon of cinnamon (plus extra)
1/2 of a teaspoon of baking soda
1/2 of a teaspoon of salt
1 cup of plain greek yogurt
1/2 of a cup of butter, melted and cooled slightly
2 eggs
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups of apple, peeled, cored and diced

Method -

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and line a muffin tray with baking cups.
Use a large bowl to whisk and combine your flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda and salt. Set aside. In a smaller bowl whisk together the melted butter and greek yogurt until smooth. Add your eggs and vanilla. Whisk until combined.
Pour your wet ingredients into your dry ingredients and use a rubber spatula until the batter just comes together. Stir your apple chunks in gently. The batter will be very thick.
Once everything is mixed together, fill your baking cups enough that the mound of batter is slightly higher than the height of your baking cups. 
Mix together some white sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl and sprinkle generously over the muffin tops.
Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Transfer to cooling rack and allow to cool for ten or so minutes. Enjoy with a piping hot cup of apple cider and you're all set.

Thank you for reading! 


5 comments:

  1. these look so good, thanks for sharing!

    danielle | avec danielle

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    1. Thank you! and you're more than welcome. So quick and delicious, please do try them out!

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  2. These look delicious, definitely going to try and bake them sometime!

    http://emmaboughtwhat.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thank you! And I really recommend them! Very easy and the end result... so tasty! x

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  3. So glad I found this! They look so yummy I can't wait to try and make these :)

    lottieleys.blogspot.co.uk

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