Apple Pie Muffins

These muffins are so moist and delicious! We may have eaten one or two even before they were cooled. The only thing that might make them better is a scoop of vanilla ice cream. 


2¼ cups Partially Sifted Flour
1 tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
1 egg
1 cup milk
½ cup melted butter
1 tsp vanilla extract
1½ cups packed brown sugar
2 cups chopped apples
½ cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup Partially Sifted Flour
2 tsp cinnamon
2 tbsp melted butter     

Preheat oven to 375°F. Mix together the flour, baking soda and salt in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, mix together the egg, milk, melted butter, vanilla and brown sugar until sugar is dissolved.  Pour the wet mixture in with the dry and combine in the apples just until mixed. Spoon mixture into lined muffin tins. In a small bowl, mix together the remaining ingredients. Sprinkle generous amounts of topping onto each muffin. Bake for 20 minutes.

Buckwheat Apple Cake

Buckwheat flour has a very distinct flavour (think of buckwheat honey) which pairs well with the cinnamon and apples that this recipe calls for. We've had it for both dessert or breakfast. 

1/2 cup butter
3/4 cup sugar
4 eggs
2 cups buckwheat flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp vanilla
6 medium apples peeled and roughly chopped

Preheat oven to 325°F. Beat together the butter and sugar until fluffy. Add in the eggs one at a time. Mix in the vanilla, baking powder, cinnamon and buckwheat flour until well mixed. Finally, fold in the apples. Pour batter into a greased cake or loaf pan. Bake for about 1 hour or until a toothpick comes out clean.