Apple Peanut Butter Muffins
So, I got to thinking — -apples and peanut butter are really a tasty little treat, right? Well then, they would make a terrific combo in a muffin.
Apples and cinnamon = yum.
Apples and peanut butter = yum.
Apples, cinnamon, peanut butter with a cream cheese Skor bits frosting = Holy Cow!
Ingredients for muffins:
-2 cups all purpose flour
-1 cup sugar
-2 teaspoons baking powder
-2 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
-1/2 teaspoon salt
-1 1/2 cups shredded apples — about 2 apples @hunglerfarm
-1 cup milk
-1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
-1/4 cup coconut or canola oil
-1 egg, slightly beaten
-1 teaspoon vanilla
Ingredients for frosting:
-½ cup unsalted butter, softened
-8 oz cream cheese softened (brick-style, not spreadable)
-1 tsp vanilla
-¼ teaspoon salt
-4 cups powdered sugar
-1/2 cup toffee bits (Skor bits)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Line a 12 cup muffin tin with cupcake liners.
In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.
In another bowl, stir together the shredded apples, milk, peanut butter, oil, egg and vanilla.
Combine the wet ingredients with the dry, stirring until just mixed, being careful not to overbeat.
Spoon the batter into the muffin tins.
Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until the tops spring back when lightly touched.
Cool on a wire rack.
Frost if you dare!
All photos by Rosa Basile-Marrello