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Cinnamon Apple Muffins with Cinnamon-Honey Butter Recipe

Cinnamon Apple Muffins with Cinnamon-Honey Butter Recipe

Even the finicky eaters in my family love these lovely muffins. The cinnamon-honey butter is a tasty accompaniment.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min. YIELD:12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1-3/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 medium McIntosh apple, peeled and grated
  • TOPPING:
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons cold butter
  • 1/2 cup quick-cooking oats
  • CINNAMON-HONEY BUTTER:
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. In another bowl, whisk the egg, milk, oil and applesauce. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in apple. Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups half full.
  • 2. For topping, in a small bowl, combine brown sugar and flour; cut in butter until crumbly. Add oats. Sprinkle over muffins.
  • 3. Bake at 350° for 18-22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack.
  • 4. In a small bowl, beat the butter, honey and cinnamon until blended. Serve with warm muffins. Refrigerate leftover butter. Yield: 1 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 277 calories, 14 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 45 mg cholesterol, 266 mg sodium, 36 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.