Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Vicki Delany's Cinnamon Apple Muffins for #Halloween

Whether you’re rushed getting the kids in their costumes and out the door for trick or treating, or decorating your house and laying out the treats, you probably don’t have time for dinner. So grab something quick and nutritious for yourself and the kids like these muffins which are perfect for apple season!

·         2 cups all-purpose flour + 2 teaspoons for coating apples
·         1½ teaspoons baking powder
·         ½ teaspoon salt
·         2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 
·         2 cups finely diced apples
·         ½ cup unsalted butter, room temperature
·         1 cup granulated sugar
·         2 large eggs, room temperature
·         2 teaspoons vanilla extract
·         ½ cup milk

For the Topping:
·         2 tbsp sugar
·         1 tsp ground cinnamon

1.                 Preheat oven to 375º F.  Prepare muffin tins
2.     Sift together flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon in a medium bowl. Set aside.

3.     Cream together butter and sugar until lightened in color, about 3 minutes. Add an egg, one at a time, taking care to fully incorporate before adding the other. Mix in vanilla.
4.     Gently fold in flour mixture, alternating with milk. Stir until just combined.
5.     Toss together diced apples and 2 teaspoons of flour to coat apples in a separate bowl.
6.     Fold in diced apples and scoop mixture into prepared muffin tins, filling about 2/3 to 3/4 full.
7.     Sprinkle lightly with topping
8.     Bake until a toothpick or skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean, about 30 minutes.

Did someone say Halloween? It’s the night when the veil between the worlds is at its thinnest, and Lucy Richardson suspects something might be moving in the marsh. Is it her overactive imagination, caused by reading The Legend of Sleepy Hollow for book club, or is something really out there. The Spook in the Stacks by Eva Gates, perfect for a cozy Halloween.


  1. Sounds delicious!

  2. I'll take those muffins any time of the year. Apples, cinnamon, sugar, butter . . . yum!

  3. This recipe is perfect for this time of year. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Sounds very good and the recipe too. Thank you

  5. You're very welcome! I've made an extra batch of these and put half in the freezer for Christmas company.

  6. These do sound tasty.
    A question. " 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon + 1/2 teaspoon for coating apples" When is the 1/2 teaspoon added to the apples? With the flour coating?

    1. The extra cinnamon is added to the sugar to make the topping. Sorry if that wasn't clear.

    2. That was a holdover from an earlier version of the recipe, and I see I changed the amount in the topping. I've fixed the recipe. Thanks for noticing!

  7. These sound delicious! Do you think stevia could be used as a substitute for the sugar?

    1. Sorry, Susan. But I honestly don't know. I never use it.

  8. Love making muffins with my Grands,now I have a new recipie to share with them.