Recipe: Apple Strudel Muffins

20140108_172836I wanted to pick up a new hobby, so I have taken up baking.   Instead of picking up a muffin from Dunkin Donuts, I decided it would be easier to just make my own.  After a few searches,  I found something that sounded delicious: Apple Strudel Muffins.

I found the recipe from AllRecipes.com, but I changed it a bit for my preferences.

What You’ll Need:

2 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

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1/2 cup butter, melted

1 cup white sugar

2 eggs

1 1/4 teaspoons vanilla

1 1/2 cups chopped apples (I used Granny Smith!)

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

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1/3 cup packed brown sugar

1 tablespoon all-purpose flour

1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 tablespoon butter, softened

The Equipment:

1 Medium Bowl

1 Large Bowl

1 Small Bowl

Mixing Spoons

12-Cup Muffin/Cup Cake Tin

Cup Cake Wrappers

Toothpick / Fork

How To:

(Note: I doubled my recipe, so don’t be worried if your batch looks different from mine.)

Pre-heat your oven to 375 degrees.

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For your prep work: Wash, peel, and chop your apples.

Then simply: Put the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt from the first section in a medium-sized bowl.

Put the (melted) butter, white sugar, eggs, vanilla and apples from the second section in the large bowl.

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Put the brown sugar, flour, (softened) butter and cinnamon in a small bowl.  This will be the crumb topping of the muffins!  Put this aside until later.

Now, you’re going to slowly fold your medium sized bowl’s contents into the large bowl with the apples.  I emphasize slowly because the mixture will become more difficult to mix if you pour everything in at once.

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After you have blended the ingredients, start putting your muffin wrappers in the tin.  You will then scoop the muffin mix into your muffin tins.  After you have done this task: sprinkle your crumble on top of your muffins.

Let your muffins bake for 15 minutes and then you can stick a toothpick or a fork in the center muffins to see if they are ready to come out.  If the muffins don’t leave a mark on your toothpick or fork, they are ready to come out!

After the muffins are finished baking, take them out and let them cool before you dig in!

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