If you’re looking for something to keep you occupied while staying at home, making homemade muffins is pretty simple to do, and has a fulfilling result at the end of the process! I found this recipe recently, and found it pretty straightforward to follow.
Gather all ingredients
This recipe calls for two cups of diced apples (I used two apples for this, but it could vary depending on size), two cups of flour plus two teaspoons to coat apples, two teaspoons of cinnamon plus a half teaspoon to coat apples, one and a half teaspoons of baking powder, a half teaspoon of salt, one stick of butter at room temperature, a cup of granulated sugar, two eggs, two teaspoons of vanilla extract, and a half a cup of milk.
It also calls for another stick of butter, melted, a fourth a cup of cinnamon, and a fourth a cup of sugar to make a topping. However, I found all of these to be in excess, and you could definitely reduce those amounts by at least half. You will also need at least three bowls of various sizes, and two more small bowls if you choose to make the topping.
Sift together flour, baking powder, salt, and two teaspoons cinnamon
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Sift ingredients together in a medium sized bowl.
Depending on the size of pieces you want in your muffins, you may want larger or smaller pieces.
Mix flour and cinnamon, then toss diced apples
Use the extra two teaspoons of flour and half teaspoon of cinnamon for this. You can combine in a smaller bowl (with enough room for apples), and then add the apples and gently toss, or mix together. Set this aside for now.
Cream together butter and sugar, then add eggs
It should look something like this after. I used a mixer for the butter and sugar, and then added the eggs and mixed those in by hand. Use a large bowl so that you can add in other ingredients. Then add in the vanilla.
Fold in flour mix gently, alternating with milk
I added about half the flour, then milk, and then the rest of the flour, and it seemed to work well.
Stir in apples, then fill muffin tray about 2/3 full
Make sure to spray or grease the pan before you add the mixture.
Bake for about 30 minutes.
I cooked mine for about 28 minutes, but if you insert a toothpick and it comes out clean, they’re done.
Melt butter and mix cinnamon and sugar
Dip muffins in butter, then into the cinnamon sugar.
You’ve now successfully made cinnamon apple muffins! Enjoy!