Apple Muffins

by Allison on March 3, 2011

in The Kitchen

So, I haphazardly made these muffins a few weeks ago.  I just wanted something delicious & easy for a warm brunch feel on a holiday Monday.  & eureka!  This recipe has been a hit, three times over.  & I like to feel that since they’re chock full of apple, they fulfill the ‘apple a day’ motto.

Apple Cafe Muffins

Yields: 14 muffins (or 12, extra topped up)

1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/4 cup  granulated sugar
1/2 cup dark brown sugar, packed, divided
1 large egg
1 cup buttermilk
2.5 large apples, peeled, cored, and coarsely chopped

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.  Grease & flour muffin cups & set aside.

Mix together the flours, baking powder, baking soda, salt & cinnamon – set aside.  In a separate bowl, cream the butter & add the sugar & 1/4 cup of the brown sugar.  Beat until fluffy.  Add the egg – mix well.  Mix in the buttermilk gently (don’t over-mix or the mixture will curdle).  Stir in the dry ingredients & fold in the apple chunks.

Divide batter evenly among muffin cups, sprinkling remaining 1/4 cup brown sugar on top.  Bake for 10 minutes, turn the heat down to 400 & bake for an additional 5-10 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the muffin comes out clean.  Cool for 5 minutes & then turn them onto a wire rack to finish cooling.

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sms May 16, 2011 at 7:19 PM

can we trade a dozen of these for a ring. (a bakers dozen that is..)

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