In my life, there are some simple facts.
Coffee is necessary in the morning.
The color purple makes anything better.
Dogs are way more fun than cats.
I always prefer a cupcake to a muffin.
However, sometimes there are little exceptions. Like when you find a borderline-on-cupcake muffin recipe. You know, the cupcake that is masquerading as a muffin. It’s the kind of thing that you can justify eating first thing in the morning, but deep inside you know you are pretty much eating dessert.
I originally found the recipe for these muffins at www.mybakingaddiction.com . However, when I started making them at home, I realized I was missing some ingrediants and had other things to add. This led me to make Cinammon Apple Glazed Muffins.
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup canola oil
1/2 cup white sugar
1/3 cup lightly packed brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
3/4 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 2/3 cup flour
1 cup milk
1 apple, diced
Cream butter, oil, and sugars together until smooth. Add in the eggs, beat well to combine. Stir in the baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, and vanilla.
Stir the flour into the butter mixture alternatively with the milk, beginning and ending with the flour. Thoroughly combine.
Spray a muffin tin with nonstock spray and spoon the batter into the pan (I got 20 cups full).
I wanted to try some of these muffins without apple and some with. So for the other pan, I pressed the apple pieces into the batter.
I ended up liking the muffins with the apple in them much better so next time, I would mix the apple right in with the batter.
Cook for 13-15 minutes at 425F. Cool slightly.
3 tbsp butter, melted
1 cup icing sugar
3/4 tsp vanilla
2 tbsp hot water
Whisk together butter, icing sugar, vanilla, and water until smooth.
After the muffins are slightly cooled, dip the top of each muffin into the glaze, then allow the glaze to harden. I dipped each muffin twice.
The muffins were just the right amount of sweet and would be perfect for a brunch.
Nobody needs to know these are pretty much a cupcake. It can be our little secret.
Today’s Sweetness: Hubby came home from out of town a day early!