September 21, 2010

What's Cookin': Apple Cinnamon Muffins

Tomorrow is the first day of fall. And that means I am one day closer to fresh, crisp, delicious, local apples. I've nearly gone mad thinking of apples and getting apples and making things with apples. Apples Apples Apples!

For now, I am stuck with the lame import apples that I got at the store last week. They're a really sad excuse for an apple. Small, kind of mealy, and bruised from the long shipping (they're from Chile!). This morning I decided to make muffins (as well as pancakes and bread. And I want to make cinnamon rolls this afternoon and maybe a loaf of beer bread to go with dinner... I think I'm on another baking spree. But I digress.) and when I turned to the muffin recipe page in my Betty Crocker cookbook, I saw the variation for Apple Cinnamon muffins and I knew what I had to do.

They turned out pretty good.... however. They weren't as sweet as I was thinking, so if you like a sweeter muffin then add a bit more sugar (about an extra 1/4 C should do it). But then again I don't like overly sweet in the morning and paired with a cup of tea they are very nice just the way they are.

Also, I really think they needed more cinnamon, but that's just my personal preference. Adjust to your own taste.

Apple Cinnamon Muffins - makes 12
3/4 C milk
1/4 C oil
1 egg
1 C apple, peeled and chopped fine
2 C flour
1/2 C sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg (I added this for extra spice)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a small bowl beat together milk, oil and egg. Fold in apples. In a separate, large bowl mix together dry ingredients. Pour wet mix onto dry and gently stir together until just mixed. Divide into greased muffin tins.

Bake for 25-30 minutes.

Happy Eating!


Farm Girl said...

It looks yummy and isn't nice to feel like baking again? Today with the doors and windows open it makes me think of baking too.
It all sounds so good.

NetRaptor said...

Oooh, that sounds really good. I've been thinking of visiting the farmer's market for some fresh apples. I found it through the website, and I've been curious about it ever since.

Meg said...

The one on F street on Saturday? It's a really nice market. I need to start going again. I know they also have one on Thursdays on Norris, but that's not a day I can go.

Farm Girl said...

hey Megan, Blogger added a new feature if you haven't noticed it called stats. Go to your design page and look up in the top and there will be a new thing called stats, click on it and it shows you how many people are visiting each hour and day and from where. It is pretty cool. I thought thought I would let you know.

Meg said...

Oooh good, now I won't have to go to analytics.

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