Apple Cinnamon Muffins

Okay, I know what you’re thinking… It may seem that I am on a bit of a muffin-craze of late but the truth is that I’m actually on a blog-about-your-muffins-craze instead. I actually bake muffins quite often. They’re easy, quick, and make fantastic snacks. But even better than that, muffins are the perfect comfort food. Things around my house have been pretty chaotic lately, but luckily, muffins make the day a little more enjoyable.

Apple and cinnamon is a classic combination. Although these flavours are usually associated with those breezy fall days, I think that they can be enjoyed year round. The incredible aroma in the house as they bake is bound to bring a smile to your face. This recipe is fantastic because not only does it involve apples and cinnamon, but also includes a little bit of pear and toffee bits. These scrumptious add-ins bring perfect bursts of flavour–sweet and fruity.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 cup of margarine or softened butter
  • 3/4 cup of sugar
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 2 apples, peeled and diced
  • 1 pear, peeled and diced
  • 1/2 cup toffee bits
  • 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Additional cinnamon-sugar (mix a little bit of sugar and a little bit of cinnamon)
PROCESS
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Cream together the margarine (or butter), sugar, and egg until smooth. Add the sour cream, salt, apples, pear, and toffee bits, mixing well. In a separate bowl, mix the flour, baking soda, and cinnamon. Add the flour mixture to the wet mixture and mix only until moistened. Spoon the batter into paper-lined muffin pans and sprinkle each cup with additional cinnamon-sugar. Bake for 20-25 minutes. When baked through, the tops will be golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the centre of each muffin will come out clean. Cool for 10 minutes and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. This recipe will make approximately 21 muffins.
There you go–easy enough, right? These muffins are so incredibly easy to make and so incredibly delicious to eat. They have soft chunks of apple and pear within them as well as a hint of sweetness with the melted toffee bits.  Thanks for stopping by A SMILE EACH DAY and I hope that you feel inspired to bring a smile to your own face by baking up a delicious batch of muffins!
And just one last thought…what’s your favourite kind of muffins? I am interested in experimenting around and trying different flavours and combinations. Any suggestions, friends?
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5 thoughts on “Apple Cinnamon Muffins

  1. Ooh yummy!! These look and sound delicious, deffo gunna give this a try.
    I’ve lost nearly 4 stone and love trying new foods.
    You should go check out my before and after pictures on my blog.
    Thanks for sharing, can’t wait to try.

    – The Dieting Gal X

  2. Toffee bits in muffins? I’m in!

  3. hookedontaste says:

    These look great. Thanks for posting.

  4. Looks yummy! One thing my Nana always loved to make: batches and batches of muffins! :-) Will have to try these!

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