Friday, October 28, 2016

Caramel (in the middle) Apple Muffins

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Caramel Apple Muffins


My husband is a huge fan of caramel apples - I, however am not fond of the caramel flavor and I loath what it does to my dental work and TMJ.  With that being said - I did enjoy my caramel (in the middle) apple muffin recipe creation.


These are best just out of the oven and warm while the caramel is still oozy good!
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Printable Recipe


3/4 cup milk
1/2 cup butter (melted & cooled to lukewarm)
1 egg
1 3/4 cup flour
1/3 cup sugar
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 large McIntosh apple (peeled & chopped)
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
6 soft caramels (cut in half) (If you really like caramel then you may use a whole caramel per muffin)
1/4 cup ground flax meal

Prepare the ingredients as listed above (melting butter, peeling apple & cutting caramels).  In a large bowl, combine the butter, sugar, egg & milk - lightly whisk until combined.  Add the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, flax meal & salt - stir with a wooden spoon just until combined.  Stir in the cut apples (see bottom left picture)


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 Spray a 12 count muffin tin an even amount of dough into each space.  Gently push a caramel into the middle of each dough blob (see picture below) (one caramel half per muffin).
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Streusel Topping
1/3 cup butter (softened)
1/2 cup flour
1/3 cup brown sugar
dash of salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
In a medium bowl - combine the sugar, flour, cinnamon and salt - stir.  Cut the butter into this flour/sugar mixture with a pastry cutter until it is crumbly.  Finally stir in the walnuts.  Cover an even amount of this streusel on top of each caramel filled muffin dough in the muffin tin (see picture below).


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 Bake in a 400 degree (Fahrenheit) oven for 18 to 20 minutes (or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean - Do NOT insert the toothpick into the caramel - it will NOT come out clean).


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If desired - cool on a wire rack or serve warm for a gooey caramel filling.



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ENJOY!



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4 comments:

  1. Yum - I love caramel - will be trying this recipe.

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  2. These sound soooo good! I am going to have to try these this weekend!

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  3. I bet those don't last long! They look delicious.

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  4. I am really into the caramel apple combination this season so this is right up my ally! Pinning this one. Thanks for sharing.

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