Today's the day that I confess to all of you that I am completely - 100% - helplessly addicted to - SUGAR! I'm not proud of it and I realize that I have to get my sugar addiction under control but admitting that I have a problem is the first step, right? I realized that sugar had some sort of weird power over me when I started to wake up in the morning - craving sugar. An apple cinnamon muffin seemed like a perfectly acceptable breakfast to jump start my blood sugar levels in the morning. OK, I know that it's time to get back to eating oatmeal - without sugar - but in the meantime, if you're craving sugar like me, enjoy this super yummy apple cinnamon muffin recipe from the-girl-who-ate-everything.com.
Source: Marissa Pinon
2 cups sugar (or use 1 1/2 cups for a less sweet muffin)
1 cup oil
1 Tablespoon vanilla
3 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
3 cups peeled, cored, diced apples (around 3 apples)
Brown sugar for topping (around 1/2 cup)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line muffin pan with paper liners.
Cream together sugar, eggs, oil, and vanilla.
Sift flour, baking soda, salt, and ground cinnamon (I never sift and they turn out fine). Add dry ingredients to creamed mixture and mix until combined. The batter will be very thick.
Add the diced apples.
Fill paper liners almost to the top, about 3/4 of the way full.
Sprinkle with brown sugar.
Bake at 350 degrees for 20-24 minutes. Makes 18 muffins.
Even though the muffins didn't have nice rounded tops, they were still delicious. The apples kept the muffins moist and the cinnamon added a nice warm flavor. Of course, the combination of white and brown sugar made them irresistible. (Exactly what I was craving.)