Many Marvelous Muffins.

I like to bake. I like to bake a lot. Particularly muffins, which are quick, easy, relatively filling, and less guilt-inducing than cookies. There are many different kinds of muffins, but my apple and blueberry are to kill for, so I thought I’d share the recipes with you. Now, in order to make it an authentic Kazam! Baking Experience, you’re going to need a tiny tyke to aggressively stir the flour mixture and place muffin cups, a chair for said tyke to stand on, and a broom to sweep up the mess. (Don’t worry–his hands are scrubbed very clean and I won’t let him bake actual selling items, but he’s a good muffin tester.)

EASY APPLE CINNAMON MUFFINS:

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 3/4 cup white sugar

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • apple – peeled, cored and chopped
  • 1/2 cup white sugar

  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease eight to twelve muffin cups or line with paper muffin liners
  2. Stir together 1 1/2 cup flour, 3/4 cup sugar, salt, baking powder and 1 teaspoon cinnamon. Mix in oil, egg and milk. Fold in apple. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups, filling halfway. 
  3. In a small bowl, stir together 1/2 cup sugar, 1/3 cup flour, butter and 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon. Mix together with fork and sprinkle over unbaked muffins
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into center of a muffin comes out clean.

(Thanks to Mindy, who posted the recipe, and canuwrite, who adjusted it so it wouldn’t cause an enormous burnt and sticky mess, and also Allrecipes.)

These were amazing. I made eight muffins, and with a family of six people, they were gone in an hour. Everyone had one and then jealously staked out the remainder until they were divvied up into equal portions. I reduced Spawn to squeaks of delight and his face was covered in crumbs. They were quick and easy, too.

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