Friday, October 21, 2011

Apple Pie Muffins

         Appearance wise these muffins are a fail. The tops are ginormous and I wondered if they were going to beable to stand up after I took them out of the pan. It's funny sometimes how you can make the exact same recipe as someone else and come away with total opposite results.

Taste wise however they were wonderful! Infact these muffins were actually made for someone who was recovering  from an illness they picked up while vacationing (how horrible is that! thats not the kind of souvenir I want to bring home with me!) Anyway he told my husband that his girlfriend said they were the best muffins she had ever eaten. I love that kind of feedback! I have to say that I liked these muffins even more the next day..the muffin was even more moist and the flavors really came through. So if you know of someone who could use a little pick me up then these muffins just might do the trick  :)

Apple Pie Muffins

2-1/4 cups All-purpose Flour
2 tsp.Pumpkin Pie Spice..see not below
1 tsp. Baking Soda 
1/2 tsp. Salt
1 Egg, room temperature
1 cup Buttermilk
1/2 cup Butter,melted
1 tsp. Vanilla
1-1/2 cups Packed Brown Sugar
2 cups Chopped Granny Smith Apples..peeled or unpeeled

1/2 cup Packed Brown Sugar
1/3 cup All-prpose Flour

1/4 cup Rolled Oats
1 tsp. Ground Cinnamon
3 TBS Butter,melted

Preheat oven to 375 or 190 celcius. Line 12 muffin cups with liners and set aside.

In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda and salt. In a small bowl, whisk together the egg, buttermilk, melted butter, vanilla and brown sugar. Whisk until sugar has dissolved.

Pour wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix just until combined. Gently fold in apples. Divide batter amoung muffins cups evenly,making sure to fill to the top.

In a  small bowl, combine topping ingredients and mix until well blended. Sprinkle over the tops of muffins. Bake  for 25 minutes, or until the tops of the muffins spring back when lightly pressed.

Cool in pan for 5 minutes before removing to wire rack to cool completly.

** Pumpkin Pie Spice Recipe**
1 tsp. Ground Cinnamon
1/4  tso. Ground  Nutmeg
1/4 tsp. Ground Ginger
1/8 tsp. Ground Cloves
Mix to combine

Yield: 12 Muffins
Source: My Baking Addiction