Thursday, September 2, 2010

Morning Muffins

We've made a new commitment around here to having morning scripture study.  It's been a great experience in many ways and it's unifying our family.  But, our kids (ok, and their parents...) still aren't quite used to getting up at the earlier time in order to read as a family.  Most mornings my four year is rolled up in a blanket snoozing through the verses and my eight year old looks a little glazed over for the first ten minutes.  So, in an effort to help everyone wake up and feel a little more chipper yesterday morning I decided to make morning muffins and have them ready for scripture study.

I got this recipe from my mother-in-law and my husband remembers having them growing up.  My own kids request them for their birthday breakfasts and they are always ALL gone within minutes of coming out of the oven.  But, what's not to love... they are full of fresh granny smith apples and topped with cinnamon sugar which, when baked, becomes a slighty crunchy and cinnamony sweet muffin top.  My baby ate three muffin tops and no muffin bottoms for breakfast because the tops are just plain the best.

They are made from scratch which sound like a project but it's really not much harder than using a premade mix.  So, here they are: MORNING MUFFINS.  They smelled so very good this morning.

Here's what you'll need:
1 egg
3/4 cup milk
1/2 cup oil
2 cups flour
1/3 cup sugar
1 T baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 to 2 Granny Smith apples

Cinnamon Sugar mixture: 2 T sugar for every 1 tsp cinnamon

Mix egg, milk, and oil.  Stir in all other ingredients at once.

Then shred about one and a half apples with your grater and stir them into the mixture.  Then go ahead and add a spoon full or so of that cinnamon sugar mixture to sweeten it up...however much you like ;)

Fill muffin cups 3/4 full and then, the best part, sprinkle the tops with cinnamon sugar.

Bake 20 minutes at 400 degrees.

Enjoy the smiles from the messy haired pajama laden children stumbling down the stairs and into the kitchen when they smell that irresistable smell. 

No one looked groggy during scriptures this morning.  There were lots of crumbs and a little talking with their mouths full...but they were all bright eyed and awake...PROGRESS!


  1. Yum, it's as if, I can smell them through the computer screen!