This week I have been doing way too much laundry and there is constantly a rack of washing drying at the moment. The apartment smells like slightly damp sheets. It isn't that nice of a smell.
So I wanted to do some baking and I wanted to make something that would smell amazing. And these do! It smells like an apple pie. No kidding.
Edit: I am writing this the morning after I made the muffins. L got up very late and had to get out of the house 5 minutes after he woke up. And he grabbed a couple of these muffins and ate them on his way out of the house. Go muffins! Muffins make your life easier. You should make these.
APPLE AND CINNAMON MUFFINS
100g butter, melted
half a lemon
1 2/3 cup flour
1/3 cup white sugar
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
cinnamon sugar to decorate
a muffin tray, greased and floured
Whisk eggs, milk and melted butter together. Set aside.
Peel and grate 2 apples (avoiding the core). Squeeze the juice of half a lemon overtop to keep the apple tasting fresh.
Whisk together the dry ingredients in a large bowl.
Squeeze out the juice from the grated apple and sprinkle the apple over the dry ingredients.
Spoon 3 tsp of the leftover apple juice over the dry ingredients.
Pour over the wet ingredients and fold everything together.
Spoon into a muffin tray and sprinkle the tops with a little cinnamon sugar.
Bake at 175°C for 13 minutes, or until the top springs back to a light touch.
Allow to cool on a wire rack.
Cinnamon sugar is super easy to make. It's just sugar and cinnamon mixed to taste. I keep mine in an empty spice container and it is great on pancakes and french toast.
I made a video of this recipe which you can see here :)
xo Kirsten Isabel