Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Apple Cinnamon Streusel Muffins

Do not think that love, in order to be genuine,
has to be extraordinary. What we need is to love
with out getting tired.  Mother Teresa
I found this recipe in the cookbook "Our Favorite Recipes", put out by the Winnipeg Mennonite Elementary school. It was submitted by Monika Sawatsky. When I told her that I was posting the recipe, she said that it is her families favorite and I would have to agree. It is one of our favorites as well. Imagine waking up to the aroma of freshly baked apples and cinnamon with a faint scent of freshly brewed coffee in the air, birds singing in the distance. Sounds so enticing doesn't it. Well you can create this kind of morning for your family or guests. Come on join me, put the coffee on and let's get baking!
-1 1/2 cups flour (I use half whole wheat)
-3/4 cup sugar (I decrease it to a 1/2 cup)
-1 Tbsp. baking powder
-1 tsp. salt (do not double if you double the recipe)
-3/4 cup butter
-1 1/2 cups chopped apples (2 medium)
-2 cups raisin bran
-3 tsp. cinnamon, divided
-2 eggs
-1 cup milk
-2 Tbsp. sugar

1- Sift together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
2- Cut in butter with pastry cutter until mixture resembles coarse meal. Reserve 1/2 cup for topping.
3- Add chopped apple ( I leave the skin on), cereal and 1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon. Mix well.
4- Combine eggs and milk
5- Add to apple mixture
6- Stir lightly, just until moist. Batter will be lumpy.
7- Fill 12 greased muffin tins.
8- Blend reserved crumbs with remaining cinnamon and 2 tbsp. sugar.
9- Sprinkle over muffins.
!0- Bake at 400 for 18-20 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

20 comments:

  1. I can almost smell the muffins baking in the stove and the fresh aroma of coffee. That would be a wonderful combination to enjoy while sitting outside on the deck listening to the birds singing. Thanks for the recipe. Enjoy your day!!

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  2. Those muffins even look delicious. My mouth is watering from just thinking about them. I am so glad you shared this recipe.

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  3. Hi Charlotte! I can almost taste that lovely muffin just looking at it :0)

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  4. They look very good...I will be trying these...
    Can one still get the cookbook you were mentioning?

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  5. i have my coffee but am missing the muffin! I can almost smell and taste them. Kathy

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  6. Marianne.....call the school or Monika maybe she knows if the book is still available. It is a really good book.

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  7. Oooh that muffin looks tempting!

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  8. If you click on the picture to see the nice sugary topping, you can almost taste it... almost. sigh ...

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  9. Raisin Bran officially added to grocery list...I'll be making these, maybe tonight.

    Thanks again for another great recipe!

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  10. I really enjoy muffins with a good cup of coffee for breakfast or snack time. I'm always on the lookout for new muffin recipes to try. Thanks for sharing!

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  11. Yummm...I'm imaging the crunchy sugar topping...

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  12. Oh yeah, Mennonite girls can cook!! One thing looks better than the next, and muffins are so great to have around. Can't wait to make them! GREAT SITE!! :)

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  13. Apple cinnamon muffins are my favorite...and here is a new version to try! Thanks.

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  14. My favorite! I love healthy muffins!

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  15. Well these babies are in my oven right now and smell delish!! I am always looking for a new bran muffin recipe as I find they need changing up every so often. Thanks!!

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  16. Have you tried using real Cinnamon in your recipe ?

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  17. Real Cinnamon? As in grating a cinnamon stick and using that, no I can't say that I have. The closest I have come to cinnamon is the one in the bottle....
    Is there any other kind?

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  18. Okay, this were sooooooo good! I used corn flakes instead of raisin bran because that is what I had in the pantry. I would like to try them in jumbo muffin tins next time. That way, if you take one jumbo muffin, I don't feel the same guilt as taking two regular sized muffins! They tasted spectacular!

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  19. i am baking mine now.. am using apple cinnamon instant oatmeal as well as a 1/4 cup of raisans.

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  20. i just found this recipe today, immediately after coming home from a friend's house where she served these. They were soooo good!! Thank you!

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