I love Halloween. It’s by far my favorite holiday. I’ve been listening to Halloween music, carving pumpkins, eating candy, and playing dress up. I spent Thursday night going to costume parties, Friday night in watching movies with the boy friend, and Saturday night I was out at the bars enjoying the last bit of Halloweekend.
Ever since I can remember Halloween has been my favorite. I always loved dressing up as a kid and playing with my mom’s makeup. There are too many embarrassing pictures of me is dresses that are way too big, with eye shadow so bright it’s ridiculous. Gotta love being a kid. Sometimes I think about how nice it’d be to go back to being little again. I spent too much of my child hood pretending to be an adult and eager to grow up.
Well, now I’m an adult facing real life, and I would love nothing more than to go back to the safety of pillow forts and recess.
One thing my mom used to make when I was little were these mini applesauce muffins. They were coated in cinnamon sugar and I could easily eat an entire pan of them. They were like slightly healthier donuts.
Well, here’s my attempt to make those muffins. However, I didn't have applesauce or a mini muffin tray, so I had to improvise. Still turned out great!
APPLE SPICE CINNAMON MUFFINS
1½ c flour
½ c sugar
1½ tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp apple pie spice
¾ c milk
⅓ c butter, softened
1 tsp vanilla
1 stick butter, melted
½ c sugar
¼ tsp apple pie spice
½ tsp cinnamon mixed
Preheat oven to 350.
In a mixer, combine the flour, sugar, cinnamon, pie spice, and baking powder. Mix thoroughly. Next add the softened butter, egg, milk, and vanilla, and beat on high until the batter is light, fluffy, and lump free.
Fill your muffin try until about half way full. Do NOT use liners. If you have mini muffin trays, use them. Put in the oven and bake for about 15-18 minutes. The muffins stay really pale and don’t brown up, so use a toothpick to test if they’re done or not. The toothpick should come out clean when they’re done.
Once the muffins are baked, remove them from the tray and let cool slightly.
In a bowl, melt the butter. In another bowl, mix together the sugar, cinnamon and pie spice. One muffin at a time, roll them into the butter and then into the cinnamon sugar mixture and set on a tray.
I'm Kirsten. Big time foodie, all around goofball, and freelance marketer.