Happy December y’all!! Jaime here again! Can you believe we are only weeks away from Christmas & the end of 2013?? I don’t even know where the past year went! Are y’all ready? Finished up your Christmas shopping yet?
Today I’ve got a delicious Apple Brown Sugar Cinnamon Muffin recipe to share with y’all. These were so good! Packed full of fresh apples & then topped with a crunchy brown sugar cinnamon topping! They would make a perfect breakfast for Christmas morning! They are also versatile. I ended up making 12 muffins with just the apples and then for the other 12 I added in dried cranberries! So good!!
Apple Brown Sugar Cinnamon Muffins
yield: 24 muffins
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 4 eggs
- 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 3 cups all purpose flour
- 3 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 container (6 ounces) plain Greek yogurt
- 3 small apples, cored and diced
- 2/3 cups brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1/4 cup dried cranberries (optional)
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Grease 2 muffins pans with non-stick cooking spray or line with paper baking cups liners.
In the bowl of your stand mixer, blend the sugar and butter. Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing thoroughly each time. Add vanilla and mix to combine.
In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt. Slowly mix flour mixture into butter/sugar mixture. After flour has been combined, gently stir in greek yogurt and diced apples.
In a separate bowl, combine brown sugar and cinnamon.
Spoon batter into muffin liners 2/3 full. Sprinkle with brown sugar and cinnamon mixture. Bake at 350 degrees for 15-18 minutes, or until a knife is inserted and when removed is clean.
Notes: if you are adding the dried cranberries, fill one muffin pan (12 muffins) with just the apple muffin mix & then add the dried cranberries to the remaining mix. Fill the remaining muffin pan with the apple/cranberry mix. If you want to add dried cranberries to the entire batch, increase amount to 1/2 cup.
Recipe inspired by: The Seaside Baker
So, what’s your favorite Christmas morning breakfast?