Hey guys. Long time no see, I know... I've really been busy enrolling in school and finding a job for summer and there were plenty of family occasions and festivities this months... But now everythings done and gone and I'll have time for posting recipes again. :)
So here is one of my favorite quick go-to muffin recipe... It kind of is a christmas recipe (since it tastes apples and cinnamon) but I bake these all year long because I really love the smell of my house after baking them and in my opinion they're delishhh all year long... ;)
So here is what you need for my favorite
GERMAN APPLE CINNAMON CRUNCH MUFFINS (equals 12 muffins)
for the muffin batter
- 2 apples, preferably medium size and sour-tasted, diced
- 250g (2 1/4 cups) all purpose flour
- 200g (7/8 cup) granulated white sugar
- 1 package vanilla sugar (you can sub this with 1 tbsp sugar and 1 tsp vanilla extract)
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 2 eggs, medium size
- 120g (1/2 cup + 1 tbsp) unsalted butter
- 1/2 tsp salt
for the crunchy cinnamon crust
- 75g (3/8 cup) brown sugar
- 1 tbsp all purpose flour
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tbsp unsalted butter
1 Preheat your convection oven to 180°C (350°F). In a large bowl, combine the eggs, butter, sugar and vanilla sugar. Beat well until creamy and fluffy and set aside. In another bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt. Stir into the sugar-eggs-and-butter-batter.
2 Grease a muffin pan or line it with cupcake sheets. Fill in the batter (3/4 full). Set aside.
3 In another bowl, mix brown sugar, cinnamon and flour until well combined. Using your fingers, incorporate the butter and work it in until your topping is crumbly like streusel.
Sprinkle the cinnamon streusel onto your muffins.
Bake for about 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean.
Remove and let cool on a cooling rack.
Et voilà! That's it - no frosting or heavy topping needed! And these easy and quickly made little babies are delicious with a cup of tea or coffee! ;)