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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Apple Crumble Muffins


I love to bake, anything from bread to cake to pie. Even if my pantry is empty, there's still always a good supply of flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and other baking essentials. Here's a recipe I found online for apple muffins with a cinnamon crumble on top. (You can see one's already missing a bite on the right side.) I made these in my boyfriend's apartment and between us and his roommates, they were gone by the end of the day. The only problem I had with these muffins was that they were really crumbly and barely stayed together. The cinnamon crumble on top was delicious though. I think next time I'd try this recipe in bread form and hope it would hold together a little better.

Apple Crumble Muffins - Adapted from College Candy
Makes: 24 muffins  Prep: 10 minutes  Total: 40 minutes

Ingredients
1/2 cup butter 
1 1/4 cups white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup milk
2 cups peeled, cored and sliced apples
    Directions
    Beat butter, sugar and vanilla until smooth. Add eggs.
    Mix in flour, baking powder and cinnamon, then pour in milk. Fold in apples and pour mixture into muffin tins.
    Sprinkle cinnamon crumble on top and bake at 375 for 30 minutes.

    Cinnamon Crumble 

    Ingredients
    1/2 cup white sugar
    1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
    2 tablespoons butter, cubed
      Directions
      Combine ingredients in a bowl and mix, cutting the butter with two butter knives to the size of small peas and coating with dry mixture.

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