Apple Nut Buttermilk Cinnamon Topped Muffins
2 cups flour
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar (add in more for a sweeter muffin)
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup oil
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 large egg
2 medium apples, peeled, cored and chopped
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/3 cup raisins (optional)
2 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon
Set oven to 350 degrees.Prepare 12 muffin tins with paper liners.
In a large bowl, mix together flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
In a small bowl, whisk together buttermilk, oil, vanilla and egg until well blended.
Make a "well" in the middle of the flour mixture and pour in the egg mixture; fold/mix in with a wooden spoon or a spatula JUST until blended (batter will look lumpy).
Fold in apples and/or raisins.In a small cup or bowl; mix together the cinnamon and sugar. Divide the muffin batter evenly between the muffin tins.Sprinkle with sugar/cinnamon mixture.
Bake for 25 minutes, or until muffins test done. Immediately remove from tins.
Best served warm.
Pairs Well With
These muffins are fantastic, and rise very high when baked! If you prefer a sweeter muffin add in more brown or white sugar. I have even
made these in mini loaf pans and they were great! If you like nutmeg just add in ½ teaspoon to the flour mixture if desired.