Homemade Apple Cinnamon Muffins 

 Originally Written: November 18, 2009

By  Hanna Trafford

Last Updated on November 18, 2009 by Hanna Trafford

apple-muffins4-111809I want you to picture this – it is early November morning in Ontario – the sun just came out and it looks beautiful outside. Cold – yes, but fresh and when I look in my backyard, our maple tree still has some beautiful gold leaves. Gorgeous scene against the birght blue sky!

Considering all this, I am thinking that something is missing…. Going outside to enjoy the morning is not really an option – I am not all that fond of cold weather, even if it does look very nice out there!

And then I though – how about making a treat for myself? And what could be better than adding the aroma of apples and cinnamon to the picture prefect morning? I know others will enjoy fresh muffins as well – but for now – I am doing it for myself!

Honestly – try it one day! When you are just by yourself, make yourself something that will make you happy and relaxed ! For me – on this beautiful morning it was adding the aroma (and of course the taste) of freshly baked apple cinnamon muffins!

Here is the recipe – and I took a few picture for you!

Homemade Apple Cinnamon Muffins:

1/2 cup of butter or margarine – softened

3/4 cup of sugar

1 egg, beaten

1 cup of sour cream

1 teaspoon of salt

1-1/2 cups of diced apples

1 cup of all purpose flour

3/4 cup of whole wheat flour

1 teaspoon of baking soda

1 teaspoon of cinnamon

1/2 cup of raisins

  • Cinnamon and vanilla sugar for topping
  • Blend margarine, sugar and egg until smooth.
  • Add sour cream, salt, apples and mix well.
  • Stir together flour, soda, cinnamon and add to the wet ingredient mixture.
  • Mix only to moisten
  • Spoon into muffin pan lined with baking cups and sprinkle with cinnamon and vanilla sugar.
  • Bake at 375F for 20 minutes or until tops are golden.

And here is how it went:

Ready for the Oven
Ready for the Oven
After 20 minutes and great aroma filling my house - they are ready!
After 20 minutes and great aroma filling my house - they are ready!
Ready for warm apple cinnamon muffin and frsh coffee? Yum!
Ready for warm apple cinnamon muffin and fresh coffee? Yum!
Happiness is.....beautiful morning,warm apple cinnamon muffin and a cup of fresh coffee
Happiness is.....beautiful morning,warm apple cinnamon muffin and a cup of fresh coffee

And I have to admit…. I didn’t eat just one! (Two – honest!!!!)

I do hope you enjoyed this and I highly recommend that you try doing something similar for yourself! Please send me your comments, suggestions and experiences – it is what this site is all about – sharing!


Hanna Trafford

Hanna is the mother of two grown sons Dan and Dusan Nedelko, and is also the Grandmother to Jax, Cohen and Mila. She is the lead editor of Mama Knows and is hoping to create an exchange of communications with other grandmothers, mothers and daughters - giving everyone the opportunity to learn and share about everything that is "Mama"

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