Apple Cinnamon Muffins
- NF VE
Just thinking about the smell of a warm apple cinnamon muffin is usually enough to get me into the kitchen and start me baking! Warm from the oven there’s nothing better, but these muffins are perfect too with my morning coffee, in packed lunches and for afternoon snacktime - if you end up with any left! This is one of the key reasons that I make a large batch at once; make 12 muffins and that can quickly become 10, 9, 7…all of a sudden the kids are home and there are only crumbs left on the countertop!
With a crunchy outer shell but pillowy soft inside, these buns are addictive - but also not too naughty. As sugary treats go, they aren’t full of preservatives, and the batch contains four apples too - so I like to think it’s a good compromise for the kids (and for me!), that means we all get that feeling of indulgence without overdoing it too much.
Sprinkle them with the brown sugar and cinnamon, stir them so the get fully coated and set them aside.
Add the butter and brown sugar in a mixer and mix them in high speed for about 5 minutes, until you have a smooth mixture.
Continue mixing by adding the flour, greek yogurt, eggs, baking powder, vanilla and cinnamon, until everything is fully incorporated.
Add the apples from step #1 to the mixture and combine them by hand, using a spoon or spatula (do not use the mixer because we don’t want to blend the apples).
Baking time may vary from oven to oven. To make sure your muffins are baked, insert a toothpick in the centre of it. If it comes out without any cake batter on it, they are ready.