Everyday Mom's Meals: Snowmageddon 2015

Friday, February 20, 2015

Snowmageddon 2015

Oh look, more snow. Yep, that's what we were saying Super Bowl Sunday, February 1st. In fact, we got so much of the white stuff, our party plans had to be rescheduled due to nasty driving conditions. I can't say we were thrilled, but hey we had to make the best of it.

We ended up with about a foot of snow, and after playing outside, it was time for some indoor fun, so that meant one of our favorite things to do on snowy days...bake!

Oh look....another muffin recipe. Yeah, it seems these days snow and muffins go hand in hand in our house. With the first flakes, I start to crave them, and it won't subside until I have some warm from the oven to munch on. Plus, we needed something sweet to go with our party spread during the game.

If you love coffee cake, you will enjoy these as much as we did. Moist cake, a hint of apple and a crumb topping that's out of this world. In fact, I could eat an entire bowl of that topping by itself. Seriously. Just hand me a spoon.

Make a batch of these on the weekend when you have more time, and you have breakfast all week long. They are great for on the go too. Mr. E took them to work several days after I made them. They go perfectly with your cup of morning coffee, or a tall glass of milk for the kids.

I can't say I enjoy snow. But I do love the yummy things that come out of the days when it shows up. But I can bake during the Spring and Summer too....so those can show up any time soon! 

Apple Coffee Cake Muffins

Muffin Batter
2 c. all purpose flour
3 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
3/4 c. packed brown sugar
1 egg
1 c. milk
1/4 c. vegetable oil
2 apples, peeled and finely diced

Cinnamon Swirl Filling
1/4 c. packed brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon

Crumble Topping
2 TBS cold butter, finely diced
1/4 c. packed brown sugar
1/4 c. flour
1/4 tsp. cinnamon

Preheat oven to 400. Line a muffin tin with papers. In a small bowl prepare cinnamon swirl filling, mixing well. In another bowl, make crumble topping. Mix flour, brown sugar and cinnamon well. Then using fork, cut in butter until crumbles form. Set both aside. In a large bowl combine flour, baking powder, salt and brown sugar. Mix well. In another bowl, whisk together milk, egg and oil. Add to flour mixture. Mix to combine, but don't over mix. Fold in apples. Add 1 small scoop (about 1 TBS) of muffin batter to each well. Sprinkle in 1 tsp. cinnamon swirl mix. Top with another scoop batter. Sprinkle with crumb topping. Bake for about 20-22 minutes until tooth pick comes clean. Cool on wire rack. Make 1 dozen.

Shared on The Country Cook Feb. 20, 2015

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