Apple Cinnamon Muffins, which I found over at No Reason Needed. This is my Secret Recipe Club pick for December.
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1 egg, beaten
1/3 cup orange juice
1/4 cup butter, melted
2 cups chopped, peeled tart apples (I used 2 Rome apples)
1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts
Demerara sugar for sprinkling
THINGS I CHANGED: I doubled the cinnamon from the original recipe, added nutmeg, added the walnuts and topped the muffins with Demerara sugar for a little extra crunch.
COOK'S NOTE: I was glad to read the note on the blog post (separate from the printable recipe) that said "don't let the lack of liquid ingredients scare you!" I was SURE I would need more liquid, but these muffins turned out very moist--fiddling with that would have been a disaster.
SURVEY SAYS: These muffins were moist and tasty, full of nice big chunks of apples! They're great for breakfast or anytime.
I love how the recipes as this blog are all shown in printable format. No Reason Needed is a family blog and recipe blog all rolled into one. Recipes are uncomplicated and family-friendly!