Sunday, February 5, 2012

Apple Cinnamon Muffins

I love to bake, and I most definitely have a sweet tooth. One of my favorite things to bake is muffins....chocolate chip muffins, blueberry muffins, and these apple cinnamon muffins are my favorites. As I have been working on my still life photography lately, I thought I would snap a few shots as I made this last batch and share them here on my blog. Scroll down for the recipe :-)


Cinnamon Apple Muffins

2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon all-spice
2 eggs
1/2 cup canola oil
3/4 cup buttermilk
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 Granny Smith Apples, cored, peeled, and coarsely chopped
Approximately 14 standard paper baking cups
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon butter
1/4 cup chopped pecans or walnuts (optional)

Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Line muffin pan with paper or foil baking cups.

To make muffins, stir together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and all-spice in a medium bowl until blended. In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, oil, buttermilk, and vanilla until blended. Add the dry ingredients to the buttermilk mixture and stir just until evenly moistened. The batter should be slightly lumpy. Fold the apples into the batter and mix just until evenly distributed. Do over-do-it with the stirring.

To make topping, mix together brown sugar, 2 tablespoons four and 1/8 teaspoon of cinnamon in a small bowl. cut in 1 tablespoon butter until mixture resembles coarse cornmeal. If desired, stir in the pecans or walnuts.

Spoon the batter into each muffin cup, filling it level with the rim. Sprinkle topping over the muffins.

Bake in preheated oven for approximately 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean.




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Enjoy!! Have a great start of the week!


Kathy said...

I can only imagine how good your house smells. They need to invent a "scratch and sniff" blog :)


Linda Trine said...

I love that idea :-)

Anonymous said...

They look totally scrummy Linda, thanks for the recipe, I will bake some for Genevieve's birthday on Tuesday.
Hugs Yvonne

Nadege, said...

Thank you for the recipe...they look delicious.

Seeing Each Day said...

Thank you so much for the recipe - and what perfectly taken photos to compliment it. I can't pick a favourite from them, they all look so amazing.

Pat said...

I love muffins too - I've gained a few lbs. just drooling over your photos!

Anonymous said...

YuMmY! Wonderful shots! =)

Leovi said...

Nice pictures, these muffins must be delicious. I wish you a happy week.

Dorian Susan said...

Oh my goodness these sound and look delicious. I'm not much of a baker for the time involved, but used to make muffins with some regularity. I should try these.
Your still life work is really beautiful. Love your use of light.

Rosie said...

This is such a wonderful post! I love your photos and how you arranged them, also the mosaic - fantastic! Thanks so much for also sharing your recipe!

Desirae R said...

Those muffins look yummy! Beautiful pictures of them as well!

geetlee said...

i loved each photograph! i'm going to save this recipe and try it out soon, it sounds delish!

lisa said...

Linda, these sound absolutely wonderful, especially at this time of year. I actually bought some apple yesterday for a pie, but they will become muffins! Thank you so much for sharing the recipe here, and for sharing it with at The Creative Exchange today.

Your photographs here are absolutely wonderful. I cannot do food photographs if my life depended on it, so I am so in awe of these! :-)

Thank you so very much for sharing with us today at The Creative Exchange.

Have a wonderful evening!


Kia said...

Oh yum! Your muffins look so scrumptious, Linda! Wonderfully photographed, and I'd sure like a bite ;)
Happy Tuesday ahead!

Deanna said...

Love all of your "still life's" they are all just beautiful and tasty looking. Thanks so much for sharing your recipe!!

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Thank you for the recipe.
Your photographs are wonderful.

Regards and best wishes

Anonymous said...

Awsome post. Those look yummy!

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Delicious looking. V

Ewa said...

I just want to grab one, beautiful food photos,
I will have to try to make them :)

Pat said...

Your food photos are great.

Ruth said...

Great pics, very homely and warm, perfect :)

kelly said...

They look very yummy. Love the photo of the cinnamon sticks.


Bethany said...

I definitely have a sweet tooth, too. You're muffins look so yummy!
These shots are Great. I love the top two!

Tricia said...

Oh my goodness, those look delicious!! I wish I could eat one or two...or three, right now! :)

Jeanne said...

Lovely photos and this definitely makes me hungry