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Mulled Apple Cider Muffins | Muffin Mondays

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Happy Monday! Are you ready to tackle the week? I know I would rather stay in my warm bed than face the cold, but the thought of warm apple cider is enough to get me out of bed. And warm apple cider paired with hot out of the oven mulled apple cider muffins, yes please! Wait mulled means I’m boozing first thing in the morning, a little won’t hurt right. May just be the little boost I need to face the cold day.

They mufins can be as boozy as you like. I tried them brushed with bourbon for a more mulled taste and without the extra bourbon, both were wonderful especially when enjoyed warm. The apples are juicy and soft and wonderfully seasoned with cloves and all-spice. The muffin is crumbly and only faintly sweet. Warm winter spices wrap around the muffin. The cinnamon is most prominent and delicately rounded out by the nutmeg and cardmom. If you love warm mulled apple cider you will love these!

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Muffin Mondays | Apple Pie Muffins

It tastes like a pie! And a muffin! But serioulsy, it tastes like apple pie. Warm apple pie if you eat them hot out of the oven like it did. Two wonderful buttery worlds collide and the resulting muffin is everything you need this Thanksgiving. Thick juicy apples rolled in a sweet spicy mix of cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger. It all comes together to form a delicate muffin. The brown sugar oat crumble on top is the perfect pie (muffin) crust. Make sure to leave your apples in fairly large chuncks so they do not disappear into the muffin. This is afterall all about the apples. I used some beautiful tart honey crisp apples in this muffin.

If the thought of baking a pie for Thanksgiving is a little daunting, then why not bake apple pie muffins instead? I mean who doesn’t love muffins? I do!

Apple Pie Muffins

recipe adapted from My Baking Addition

Ingredients:

2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1 tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
1 egg
¾ cup sour cream
¼ cup milk
½ cup butter, melted
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 ½ cups packed brown sugar
2 cups peeled, chopped apples

for the topping:
½ cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
¼ cup rolled oats
1 tsp ground cinnamon
3 tbsp butter, melted

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line 12 cup muffin pan with paper liners. In a large bowl whisk together flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda and salt. In another bowl whisk together the egg, sour cream, milk, butter, vanilla and brown sugar. Stir until sugar has dissolved. Pour wet batter into dry ingredients and stir until just combined, do not over mix. Gently fold in apples. Fill muffins cups to the top.

In a small bowl stir together brown sugar, flour, rolled oats and cinnamon. Drizzle melted butter over the top and mix until blended. Sprinkle crumble over top of the muffins. Bake in preheated oven for 25 minutes or until the tops of the muffins spring back when lightly pressed. Cool on wire rack. Store at room temperature.