Apple Cinnamon Muffins

Apple Cinnamon Muffins

So I woke up on Saturday morning with the urge to bake something. I didn’t plan anything or go to the grocery store for ingredients. The apple cinnamon bread I made a few weeks ago was pretty simple with minimal ingredients so I decided to make it into muffins.

Once I started to get all the ingredients out I realized, oh, we have no fat. No butter, no vegetable oil, 1 tablespoon of olive oil left, coconut oil which I burned because it wouldn’t melt, and that’s about it. I looked through the pantry and the fridge. WHERE CAN A GIRL GET SOME FAT? The only thing that I could see was the 2% Greek yogurt.

Yogurt it is.

It makes it healthier as well, which you can taste, I will be honest. With a cup of coffee, it tastes pretty darn good. You could also try putting some low sugar jelly on it, or if you do actually have some butter, you can add that.

1/2 cup packed brown sugar
2 tsp. cinnamon
2/3 cup white sugar
1/2 cup butter, melted (or 1/2 cup of yogurt if you have no butter like me)
2 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1.5 cups flour
1.5 tsp. baking powder
1/2 cup milk
2 large apples, diced into small pieces

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
Combine brown sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl and mix until combined. Set aside.
Combine white sugar and melted butter in a large bowl, whisk until combined. (If using yogurt, add the yogurt to the eggs, milk and vanilla and add the sugar to the flour mixture).
Add the eggs, milk and vanilla extract to the large bowl and whisk until combined.
Add the flour and baking powder to a small bowl and mix until combined.
Add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients and mix until combined.
Fill a muffin tin about 1/3 of the way with the batter then place the apples on top. Add half of the cinnamon sugar mixture on top.
Place the rest of the batter on top, add the apples and cinnamon sugar.
Bake for 17-20 minutes.

A trick of life that I just learned this morning. If you have bacon in the freezer that you didn’t thaw ahead of time that you are craving for breakfast, after you turn the oven off, wrap the bacon in aluminum foil and place in the oven. It should thaw in about 15 minutes, ready to sizzle on the stove! Mmmm bacon.

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