Saturday, October 9, 2010

Amateur Hour: Apple Cinnamon Muffins!

Hurray! Another recipe!
Setting Up: What Kind of Food Items?
2 cups of All-Purpose flour
1/2 cup of white sugar
3 teaspoons of baking POWDER
1/2 teaspoon of salt
3/4 cups of apple juice/cider
1/3 cup of vegetable or olive oil
1 egg
2-3 teaspoons of ground cinnamon
2-4 apple peeled, cored, and finely diced (the number depends on the size of the apples being used. In the recipe I made, I used four, because the apples were tiny).
Setting Up: What Sort of Equipment?
1 mixing bowl
Measuring cups
Measuring spoons
1 Knife
1 Peeler
1 Spatula
Cheese grater (optional)

The Steps:
1. Preheat your over to 400 degrees Fahrenheit

2. The recipe I followed told me to add all of the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, sugar, cinnamon, and salt), mix them together, then in a separate bowl, add of the wet ingredients (apples, egg, juice, oil). Finally, you can mix them together. I, however, am horrible at following directions and did this, which seemed to work just as well:

Combine all of the ingredients together and mix well until everything is moist and covered.
We didn't have any already ground cinnamon, but we had cinnamon sugar, so I used that and then used the cheese grater to grind up one of the sticks of cinnamon that we had lying around.
Your batter should look a little something like this once it's all mixed together (and put in the muffin tin)

3. Fill each muffin place 2/3 of the way full (or a little more, if you're awesome). Once your oven is preheated, put your muffins in the oven and bake them for 18-20 minutes (use the toothpick technique, if you think of it, to make sure that they're done).
Your finished product should look a little something like the picture above!

Okay, so tonight there was a special event. We'll call it "Halloween for grown-ups," because I don't know who reads this and I don't want to corrupt the minds of the young just yet. But maybe you already know what this is, in which case, this might be amusing. It involves everyone that is attending to dress up as some sort of zombie. Here's my dad with all of his make-up and gore on:
Happy Halloween! Be safe, no matter what your age! And watch out for all of those zombies, vampires, and werewolves. There's always a few of them running around...



  1. ahaha!!!! me and two of my friends were wandering uptown while that was going on, and i didnt know why everyone was dressed as zombies, so i was like "WTF?!?!?!?!" XD

  2. It was either the next zombie apocalypse was occurring in the specific area of Uptown, or it was the Zombie Pub Crawl :)


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