These Apple Cinnamon Muffins are full of flavor and are perfect for a fall breakfast with a cup of hot coffee.
Living in Northern Michigan my favorite season is for sure summer, but I absolutely love fall here too. I love the beautiful colors on the trees, when the weather starts to cool down and you can leave your windows open at night and the smell of anything apple.
We are surrounded by many local farms like Bill’s Farm Market and Pond Hill Farm and Friske’s Orchards. Each offer their own fun fall activities like hay rides, hot/cold apple cider, pumpkin bowling, pumpkin smashing and you-pick fruit and vegetables.
We love going to Friske’s Orchards in Charlevoix and picking our own apples because fall in Northern Michigan means apple pie, applesauce, apple cider and Apple Cinnamon Muffins. It’s a fun family activity that we love to do together.
How to make your own Apple Cinnamon Muffins:
- 2 Cups all purpose flour
- 1 Tablespoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 Cup salted butter, melted
- 1/2 Cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 Cup light brown sugar
- 2 Large eggs
- 1 Cup applesauce, unsweetened
- 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
- Topping: 1/2 Cup melted butter, 1/4 cup granulated sugar and 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon.
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and line a cupcake/muffin pan with paper liners.
2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking powder and baking soda and mix well.
3. In a separate mixing bowl, combine the melted butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, 2 large eggs, applesauce and vanilla extract and mix using a hand or stand mixer on low.
4. Combine the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix well.
5. Scoop the muffin mix into the paper liners, filling about 3/4 full and bake for 15-17 minutes.
6. Heat the butter for the topping in the microwave for about 30 seconds or until melted.
7. In another small bowl combine the sugar and cinnamon for the topping.
8. Hold the bottom of the muffins and dip the tops into the melted butter and directly into the cinnamon and sugar mixture and place on a plate.
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