Apple Butter Muffins
I am finally getting through the last of my canned preserves I made throughout the course of 2018 with the produce from our farm and other local u-picks. Last year I did not dive much deeper into making any new recipes when it comes to preservation mostly so that I could perfect the recipes I had already worked with in years past. This year I hope to try many more new things like pressure canning and pickling! I shared my recipe for apple butter back in the fall, and we are still enjoying the taste of our homegrown apples even on these early spring days. I love the taste of apple butter, but I have to admit that I had trouble this winter figuring out how to enjoy it. I ended up putting it on a lot of toast! It was not until recently that I learned it tastes pretty amazing in a coffee cake or muffin. Who knew?! This recipe is a wonderful way to enjoy the plentiful garden of the past and anticipate new growth in the coming seasons.
Ingredients + Recipe |
2 cups flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup butter
1 cup apple butter
1/4 cup milk
Preheat your oven to 450 degrees. Grease a standard size muffin tin and set aside.
Sift together the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl.
Melt the butter over the stove. Remove from heat and stir in the apple butter, milk, and egg.
Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until just blended.
Pour into the muffin tin and bake for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
These muffins definitely lean towards a more bread-like consistency than sweet cake. I like to drizzle a little simple icing over the top by combining powdered sugar and milk. You can find a consistency you like best by experimentation, usually about 2 cups of powdered sugar with a few tablespoons of milk or cream. Drizzle over the top once the muffins are cooled and sprinkle with some cinnamon or turbinado sugar. Delicious and simple! I love that these only bake for 15 minutes; it makes them a wonderfully quick and easy breakfast. Enjoy!