Monday, October 28, 2013

Apple Cinnamon Muffins

Looking for a healthy muffin recipe that exemplifies fall flavors???  Check out this recipe that combines that favorite flavor combination of apples and cinnamon and turns them into a delicious muffin.  I love baking with my kids - they love to measure, mix, and taste their creations.  So why not bake something that will satisfy their sweet tooth while being healthy enough to eat anytime of day?  I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as my family did.  (And I apologize for some of the blurry photos).  I haven't seen my little one so excited about a muffin in a while.  Enjoy!

Happy Baking!

Apple Cinnamon Muffins
recipe adapted from 
1 cup whole wheat flour
3/4 cup unbleached all purpose flour
1/4 cup ground flaxseed
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
1/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup canola oil
2 eggs
1 cup buttermilk
1 tsp vanilla
1 large apple, peeled, cored and shredded, about 1 1/2 cups
non-stick spray or muffin liners

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.  In a large bowl combine flours, flaxseed, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt.  Whisk until well combined.  
In a separate bowl, whisk together the sugar and oil.  Then  add one egg at a time.

Then continue to add the remaining liquids, the buttermilk and vanilla, until well combined.

Then add the liquids to the dry ingredients, folding them together just until about almost combined.

Add the shredded apple and continue to fold until the flour streaks disappear.  Do not over mix - you will get a tough muffin.

Your muffin batter should look something like this (sorry for the blurry photo!!!).

Scoop the batter into a well greased muffin tin (use cooking spray or liners).  I use an ice-cream scoop to make the muffins uniform in size. 
Bake at 350 degrees for 18-22 minutes, or until a tooth pick comes out clean.

Allow the muffins to cool in the pan for at least 10 minutes and enjoy!!!

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