Saturday, February 26, 2011

Baked Apple Muffins! Mmm!

Today is a lazy Saturday in my household.  Sleeping in, coffee and cozying on the couch - not doing very much.  One thing I did today was run to the supermarket to get some ingredients for my meals for next week (wait until you see what I have up my sleeve!) and to bake some goodies tonight! 

I had some apples left from my last muffins and wanted to do something delicious with them... so I did!  I made Apple Pie Muffins.. It was a recipe given to me by my Mom and she swore I had to try it. I added an ingredient to the recipe she gave me just to give it a little more flavor.. it was worth it!

  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 2 cups diced apples
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease two 12 cup muffin tin or line with paper muffin cups.
In a large bowl, stir together 2 1/4 cups flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.

In a separate smaller bowl, mix together the egg, buttermilk, 1/2 cup melted butter, vanilla and 1 1/2 cups of brown sugar until sugar has dissolved.

Pour into the flour mixture and sprinkle the diced apple into the bowl as well. Stir just until everything is blended.

Spoon into the prepared muffin tin, filling the cups to the almost to the top.
In a small bowl, stir together 1/2 cup of brown sugar, 1/3 cup flour and cinnamon. Drizzle in 2 tablespoons of melted butter while tossing with a fork until well blended.

Sprinkle this over the tops of the muffins.

Bake for  20-25 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the tops of the muffins spring back when lightly pressed.   
 I messed up when making the topping, I'll admit it. I didn't mix it first before adding the butter so it wasn't as crumb like as it should have been once cooked - but it still tasted amazing. My husband actually ate the whole top and then the insides.
I would definetly make these again and make sure I do the topping better.  They were moist.  I loved the chunks of apple inside - especially when they will still warm!



  1. omg these look amazing! i wonder if i could do them though! lol

  2. aim, you could! it's super easy - and WELL worth it!!