Apple Lemon Cinnamon Muffins

Apple Lemon Cinnamon Muffins - adapted from Allrecipes

  • 2 cups flour
  • 4 tsp. baking powder
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 10 Tbsp. butter (1/2 cup + 2 Tbsp), room temp. (or melted if need be)
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon zest (optional)
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 granny smith (or similar apple), peeled cored and chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • strawberry jam to fill (or your favorite)
  1. Stir together flour baking powder and salt
  2. Cream together 1/2 cup sugar and butter. Add eggs then lemon zest, juice, and milk. Mix well. Stir into dry ingredients until evenly moistened. Fold in apples.
  3. Spoon half into prepared muffin cups. Top each with a dollop of jam. Top with remaining batter. (They will be quite full but they do not rise much so you do not need to worry)
  4. Mix 1 Tbsp sugar with cinnamon and sprinkle over muffin batter.
  5. Bake for 15 min. at 425, or until toothpick (or knife) inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool 1-2 min before removing to wire racks or paper towel to cool.
Makes: 12 muffins