It's been a while. Thanks to the power of Facebook and a little apple spice muffin bragging, here I am posting a new recipe. I was actually craving an apple pie, but that seemed like too much work, so I did a little hunting and came up with this recipe. It's an old recipe I had around, but hadn't made in a long time - I'll definitely have to keep it in the roster. There's a great topping on these, sorta like the top of a Dutch Apple Pie. Enjoy! These are really moist, yummy apple spice muffins. They taste good coming out of the oven, but they're even better the next day.
Apple Pie Muffins (a.k.a. Apple Spice Muffins)
makes about 9
25 to 30 minutes
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup all purpose flour
2 Tbsp. melted butter
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup oil (I used canola oil, but you can also substitue apple sauce for lower fat)
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 cup buttermilk OR sour milk
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/8 tsp salt 1 tsp baking soda
1/2 to 1 tsp cinnamon
1 heaping cup of finely diced peeled apple
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Peel and chop the apple, and set aside. Mix the topping ingredients together, eat a little of it just because its yummy, and set the rest aside.
For the muffins: mix in a large bowl the milk, egg, vanilla, oil and sugar. In another bowl or on a plate, mix together the dry ingredients, or if you're lazy like me, then just dump all the dry ingredients on top of the wet ones, and mix it all together. Does it make a difference? I'm not really sure. I can never be bothered messing up a second bowl to test it out. So mix everything just until barely blended, then mix in the apples. Drop into lined or well-greased muffin cups, and bake for 25 to 30 minutes. I've found that 27 minutes does it, but test at 25 minutes anyway.