The weather here in the UAE right now is wonderful. The air in the mornings are cool and crisp. I was awake at 4am and wanted to take advantage of this quiet time to make a special treat for my children.
I decided to make some muffins because what better way to wake up to a home filled with the sweet aromas of cinnamon and nutmeg. (and I love the scent of nutmeg…especially when it is freshly grated!)
Spicy Apple Muffins
2 cups of sifted flour
2.5 teaspoons of baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup of sugar
3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1 cup of milk
1/3 cup melted butter
1 large apple (peeled, cored, and shredded)
Preheat your oven to 425F. Brush muffin tin with some butter. Add the sifted flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg into a mixing bowl. Mix well.
In a small bowl, mix the egg, milk, and butter. Add this to the dry ingredients and mix just enough until the dry ingredients are moistened.
Fill the muffin cups about 3/4 full. Bake for 20-25 minutes.
This makes 12 moist, delicious muffins!