Friday, December 10, 2010

Apple Cinnamon Bites

We had just moved into our new home. We also had a new born (why do moves and newborns seem to go together?) There was a knock on our door one winter morning in 1978. Three sweet ladies were on our doorstep. They wanted to welcome us to the neighborhood and get to know our little family. We had a nice chat, details have long been forgotten. But they left the best treat--Baked Apple Donuts. Not really a donut but a muffin. So light and delicious. They were happy to share their recipe, I have been making them for 32 years. I have updated the recipe and bake them in mini muffin tins. These are always a hit!

1 ½ cup flour
1 ¾ teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon fresh ground nutmeg
½ cup sugar
Buzz together in Food Processor about 20 seconds.
Add 1/3 cup cold butter process a few seconds

Mix together:
1 egg
1/3 cup milk
½ cup grated apple
Add to food processor and just buzz a few seconds. Please don't over mix.

Lightly spray  a 24 mini muffin pan—use small scoop of rounded batter in each cup. Bake 350 degrees for about 12-13 minutes. While warm dip muffin top in melted butter and then in cinnamon sugar mixture (1/3 cup sugar, 1 teaspoon cinnamon).


Unknown said...

they looks great, bravo for moving with a newborn!

SnoWhite said...

These look so great! YUM!

Crystal said...

Oh my goodness, these look so yummy! Thanks so much for sharing! :)

Lisa said...

I'm having fun looking through all your archives and beautiful photos of food! These caught my eye...yum!

Lynda said...

Your post was in front of mine on the Rook No. 17 linky party. Glad I came by because these look so appetizing.

Jenn Erickson said... excited to try these!

I'm posting a link on my FB page as well.

I know exactly what you mean about moves and newborns. We moved just a month before having each of our girls.

Thanks again for linking up to "A Little Birdie Told Me..." Tuesday at Rook No. 17!


Pastry Chef Baking said...

These look so good - thanks for the recipe!

Farrah said...

These look so good! Thank you for sharing the recipe. Bookmarking it!

Natasha @ Saved by the Egg Timer said...

Yummy! We love muffins in this house, I love anything apple and cinnamon. Love the added nutmeg.

Anonymous said...

These look amazing! So glad I found you at the linky party! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

These look so sweet...everything mini does!! This settles it - I just HAVE to get me a mini muffin pan...Thanks for linking up to Foodie Friday. Oh, and if you haven’t done so already - don’t forget to pop on over to Little Brick Ranch to enter the GIVEAWAY!!! I’ll give you a hint...Homes, Food, and all things Frugal!!

Pastry Chef Baking said...

I just made these and they were fantastic! Thanks for the recipe. I'm going to write it up on my blog and will link back to your post so others can enjoy the recipe as well. Thanks!