I decided muffins were a good place to start because my son made the declaration that he wanted muffins in March. I was trying to translate four year old speak and assume that meant that he wanted muffins. I made them while he was in school and brought one for him to eat on the way home. He declared that I was silly and that he didn't want muffins today (being that it was still February) but muffins in March. Of course, he ate the whole thing but I guess I will be making muffins again in March :)
Anyway, back to the actual making of the muffins. I took out all the ingredients to make sure that I was all set.
I mixed the dry ingredients in the bowl. I changed up the spices a little because I love cloves and there wasn't any in the recipe and I didn't have allspice. Plus, I added the cinnamon in a heaping spoonful because I really love cinnamon. I don't think that you can have too much.
I mixed the wet ingredients in the measuring cup (except the apple butter because it wasn't big enough). I figured that if I poured them all in at the same time that it would be good enough.
Here are the end product that I ate warm and loved them.
They were a little less sweet than other muffins so I wasn't sure that they would be popular with my family but they liked them too. I think that they are much tastier warm. I may change the recipe again when I make them again but I will make them again. If you would like to make them, check out the recipe below.
Apple Butter Muffins
- 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp. ground cloves
- 1/4 tsp. ground ginger
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- 3/4 cup milk
- 1/4 cup canola oil
- 1/2 cup Apple Butter (heaping)
In a bowl, combine the first eight ingredients. Combine egg, milk, oil and 1/2 cup Apple Butter. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups with batter.
Bake at 400 degrees for 15-18 minutes. Cool 10 minutes before removing from muffin pan.
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