This is the second part of the post as a continuation from the White and Dark Hearted Brownies. Since today is Teachers’ Day, how could we not bake something to give to our teachers, in order to show our appreciation and love for them? It has looooong been a tradition to give teachers apples, and so we decided to bake something that has to do with apples too. As we were trawling the internet for apple-related recipes (yes, that was exactly what Zara typed into the searchbox), we came across an Apple Strudel Muffin recipe that was exactly what we were looking for!
Apple Strudel Muffins
Adapted from All Recipes
Apple strudels hmmmmmmm, you would normally associate them with puff pastries. But not this one, they’re Muffins, which makes them special, like our teachers! We felt that muffins were the perfect goodies to give to our teachers, as they are easy to eat and are aesthetically pleasing. We adjusted the recipe a little by adding some cinnamon into the batter adding slightly more apples than called for in the recipe as apples are evidently, and clearly good for you! As we all know, an apple a day keeps the doctor away 🙂
This recipe yields 12 large muffins, just nice for our 11 teachers and 1 for ourselves!
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter
1 cup white sugar
1 1/4 teaspoons vanilla
1 1/2 cups chopped apples
1 tsp of cinnamon
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon butter
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease a 12 cup muffin pan.
In a medium bowl, mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.
In a large bowl, beat together butter, sugar and eggs until smooth.
Mix in vanilla. Stir in apples, and gradually blend in the flour mixture. Spoon the mixture into the prepared muffin pan.
In a small bowl, mix brown sugar, flour and cinnamon. Cut in butter until mixture is like coarse crumbs. Sprinkle over tops of mixture in muffin pan.
Bake 20 minutes in the preheated oven, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean. Allow to sit 5 minutes before removing muffins from pan. Cool on a wire rack.
We were quite happy with the outcome of the baking. The muffins were moist and the apples delicious, and the crumble at the top provided just the right amount of crunch and sweetness, especially with the caramalized sugar! We will definitely be trying this recipe out again sometime soon! We hope our teachers like it as much as we do 🙂
This is a shout out to all the teachers out there: Thank you teachers for all that you have done for us, being there for us when we need help, caring for us and guiding us through every step, doing more than what’s expected of you. You have taught us well and we will apply all that you have taught us in our lives to become a better person. You have touched our hearts and we will never forget you 🙂
That’s all for now! Once again, Happy Teachers Day! ❤
Quote of the Day:
Anyone can count the seeds in an apple, but only God can count the number of apples in a seed – Robert H. Schuller