I whipped up these delicious little muffins the other night, and wasn’t planning on posting about them… actually- I didn’t follow the recipe very well- again, made it my own, and was so tired I didn’t take many pictures! But they were so delicious, that the little changes I made actually turned out to be things I think I will keep! The original recipe I found from glutenfreeonashoestring.com, and you should check out their site for some more amazing things as well!
I decided to whip them up quickly one evening, but didn’t have any yummy “add ins” like chocolate chips or raisins, which I have done before. So I was afraid they’d be terribly boring and dry. So while they baked I peeled and cubed three apples, placed them in a medium sauce pan with just a squirt of lemon juice (to keep them from turning brown) some cinnamon and honey and started boiling them down. I cooked them down until they were tender and smelled delicious. It smelled like… Christmas!
Before long the smell of the cooked muffins and the apple compote brought both little girls running to the kitchen to see what was baking, and asking if they too could have a little taste!
Now to get the apple compote into the muffin took a little bit of creativity. I have an apple/pineapple corer. I decided that it was the perfect size to make a small hole in the middle of the warm muffin and scoop the inside out! Then I was able to spoon the apples in and let them cool. The juicy deliciousness soaked into the muffin, keeping them from getting dry- and giving the muffins a great taste and texture.
So with nothing more to do here is my revamped recipe!!!
Gluten-free Cinnamon muffins
With apple cinnamon compote
2., To the buttermilk mixture add the and cinnamon Carefully mix, but don’t over-mix!
5. While the muffins are baking cut up and peel your apples. Place them In your hot sauce pan. Squirt a little lemon juice over them to keep them from getting brown, stir them in the hot pan for a minute or two to soften them up, cover them with some honey for sweetness and shake some cinnamon on top. Cover and stir the apples occasionally to break the apples down.
6. When the muffins come out of the oven use a apple corer (see above) or make a small hole in the center of the muffin big enough to place your apple compote.
Let the muffins cool and then store in the refrigerator if there is any left over!