Thursday, February 20, 2014

Making Apple Cinnamon Muffins

Two of my projects were pretty much finalized just in the nick of time before some printing deadlines were due by COB today. Thus, I rewarded myself with a two-hours break this late afternoon.

When I was in the middle of hanging my laundry to dry after my work was done, I casually asked my husband what cake he wanted to eat. He said "Up to you. Enough disappointment already." I admit there were many times when I told my husband that I planned to bake something but did't realize these plans due to various reasons; so after reading his comment, I was like "Whatever". Seconds later, he texted me. (1) Chiffon Cake (2) Carrot Cake (3) Cheese Cake (4) Muffins.

Based on his preferences, my head started thinking. Chiffon cake is a little bit tedious to make because I'd have to beat the eggs twice separately plus the ingredients are many. I have carrots in my fridge but don't have nuts and cheese cream at the moment. After I finished hanging my laundry, I went upstairs and browsed some random cake recipes. Minutes later, I made up my mind and decided to make some apple muffins because I realized I have 4 apples in my fridge and we are just very slow in finishing the apples we bought last week.

Despite the water issue that I encountered this morning, I went ahead with making some muffins. The recipe of the Apple Cinnamon Muffins that I picked today is certainly a winning recipe. It's so easy and quick to make plus doesn't involved too many ingredients. The whole preparation time took me about 15-20 minutes, including peeling and chopping the apples to dices and there was not much mess I created in my kitchen after baking them.

Muffins, anyone?

I adapted the recipe from this source and only made half of the ingredients. Here's the version of recipe that I used:

Best Apple Cinnamon Muffins.

Apple Cinnamon Muffins

Ingredients:
  • 3/4 cup Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/2 cup Vegetable Oil
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups Flour
  • 1 tbs Milk Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Power/Soda
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon Powder
  • 1 1/2 cups Apples, peeled, cored and diced
  • Brown sugar for topping

Tutorials
  1. Preheat the oven to 170 degree Celcius. 
  2. Sift together flour, milk powder, baking soda and cinnamon powder. Set aside.
  3. Beat together sugar, egg, vegetable oil and vanilla extract by using electric mixer.
  4. Coat the apples with some of the flour mixture.
  5. Add the dry ingredients onto the wet mixture by using a spatula. Add the diced apples onto the batter. Fold them until well combined. The batter will be very thick.
  6. Pour the muffin batter onto muffins pans which are already lined with muffin papers until 3/4 full.
  7. Sprinkle the muffin tops with some brown sugar.
  8. Bake the muffins for 20-25 minutes until golden brown. Best served warm.
** This recipe makes about 9 medium-sized muffins.

Sweet little muffin.

These muffins were so delicious. The brown sugar tops were slightly crunchy and the inside of the muffins was so moist. Not to mention that they were so fragrant too. My house was literally blanketed with cinnamon aroma as the muffins baked into perfection inside the piping hot oven. These muffins didn't have that nice round dome shape on the top because of the apples chunks and I think I went too overboard with the amount of apples I used today. I chopped 2 Fuji Apples and pour everything into the muffin batter. Nevertheless, they still tasted very good!

1 comment:

  1. Like the sweet crunchy topping of your apple muffins! Look yummy!

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