Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Apple Cinnamon Crumb Muffins

I guess I am just in the mood to post. This is from last Christmas.

I remembered I was trying very hard to come up with something nice to give my boss a.k.a lawyer for Christmas. Luck came when someone gifted a apple cinnamon cake to our office. My boss (ex-boss now) kept on telling me how much she love the cake. It was then I realised spice cake is her kind of things. So I went in search of the perfect apple cinnamon muffins recipe. I was short on time and there was no way I will have enough time to test with recipes. 

It was then, I came across the recipe from Two Pea & Their Pod and somehow, I knew that the said recipe will be perfect. I didn't make any changes to the recipe and follow exactly as instructed. Well, except that the amount of my apples seems to be more in comparison. 

So there I was at the office, right before Christmas and nervously sending up the muffin box. I was relief when she told me she loves them. They are delicious and the crumbles top are sweet and nice. She loves them so much she requested me to bake 20 more muffins for her to bring to a Christmas party the following weekends.

So here goes, recipe below (please visit their site for other wonderful recipes):-
1 1/4 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup light brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground all-spice
1 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup canola oil
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups diced peeled apples (I use Granny Smith)

For the Topping:
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
3 tablespoons melted butter


1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a muffin pan with paper liners or spray with cooking spray. Set aside.

2. In a large bowl, whisk together the whole-wheat flour, all-purpose flour, brown sugar, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and all-spice. In a small bowl, whisk together buttermilk, oil, egg, and vanilla extract. Pour the wet ingredients over the dry ingredients and mix with a wooden spoon or spatula until just combined. Do not over mix. Add in the apples and stir until just combined.

3. To make the crumb topping, in a small bowl, combine brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, and melted butter. Mix with a spoon until crumbly.

4. Fill the prepared muffin pan with muffin batter, filling each cup about 3/4 the way full. Sprinkle each muffin with crumb topping. Bake for 20 minutes, or until muffins are golden and a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean. Let muffins cool to room temperature and serve.

My Note:
I find it just a bit on the sweet side and would reduce the sugar to about 2/3 cup : )

Chocolate Chocolate Chunk Muffins

All right, there is no excuse. I admit, I has been really lazy. I haven't been baking very much lately and most of my cookbooks has already been moved to my new house, which I will be moving in sometime during July.

Perhaps I will find time to blog about those goodies I baked in the past.

Last Sunday, me and my friends went on a road trip to Seria, which is about 1 1/2 hours drive from town. We went to the beach to watch a sunset and took some really great pictures! The three figures below are my friends.

Anyway, for this road trip, I had prepared my favourite chocolate chunks muffins from Michelle. I usually used dark chocolate for this recipe but these time, I added extra dark chocolates and some cinnamon powder.

My friends love it! I used a smaller muffin liner and the recipe gave me about 17 cups. I saved a few in the fridge and they still tastes good after I brought them to room temperature today. Ate the last 2 muffins today for tea.

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