I’m not a big fan of breakfast foods, for the most part. Nine times out of ten, I pick leftovers or baked goods (brownies, pie, cookies…they’re all fair game) over cereal or eggs if given the choice. That’s where muffins come in – I love muffins for breakfast, especially paired with a nice mug of hot coffee. These muffins, which I found while browsing the Food Gawker app on my phone, are the perfect mix of sweet and cinnamon-y.
Maple Glazed Apple Cinnamon Muffins (recipe adapted from Pinch of Yum)
- 1 cup flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- dash of nutmeg
- 1/2 cup milk
- 2 eggs, beaten
2 tablespoons melted butter
- 1 apple, finely chopped (I used a fuji apple, but you can use whatever you have on hand)
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1/4 cup powdered sugar
- 3/4 teaspoons half and half
- 1/2 teaspoon maple syrup (real, not the fake stuff!)
Combine all the dry ingredients (except the powdered and granulated sugars) in a medium bowl.
Mix milk and eggs, then add to the dry ingredients. Stir until just moistened. Add the butter and stir again.
In a small bowl, combine diced apples and two tablespoons of granulated sugar. Fold into the muffin batter.
Divide batter into muffin cups or greased muffin tins (you should get 8 muffins).
Bake at a 350 degree oven for 15-20 minutes.
Once the muffins have cooled, make the glaze by combining powdered sugar, half and half, and syrup in a small bowl. Stir until moistened – add more half and half if it is too thick. Drizzle glaze over the cool muffins.