Brown Sugar and Spice Muffins

the alchemist
Posted on 11/26/2012 by hardboiledblond
Brown Sugar and Spice Muffins

Moist and tender, heartwarming muffins flavored with brown sugar and spice. A cinch to make too!

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Brown Sugar and Spice Muffins
makes about 12 muffins
These would also be tasty with some raisins, or other dried fruit, or nuts added
2 cups (300 g.) all-purpose flour
1 cup (200 g.) brown sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon allspice
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

1 1/2 tsp. ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg

2 large eggs, at room temperature
1 1/4 cups plain yogurt or sour cream
1/3 cup (78 ml.) vegetable oil
1/4 cup (59 ml) unsweetened applesauce
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

For Topping
cinnamon sugar

ground nutmeg

Preheat the oven to 375 Degrees Fahrenheit, 190 degrees Celsius, Gas Mark 5. Spray or grease a 12 count muffin tin. Set aside.

In a large bowl, whisk together dry ingredients. In a medium bowl, whisk together the wet ingredients. Add the wet ingredients to the dry, and gently fold the mixture into the dry mixture. Don't mix it too much, your muffins will be tough if you do. Just mix it enough to blend it, then stop.

Scoop the batter into the muffin tins using an ice cream scoop. Sprinkle tops of muffins with a little cinnamon sugar, then top them with a little freshly grated nutmeg.

Bake until a toothpick comes out clean, about 20 minutes, (check after 18 minutes.) Let the muffins cool on a wire rack in the pan for 10 minutes. Remove the muffins from the tins by running a knife along the edge to loosen, then remove and let cool on a rack, or remove them and serve them!

vettecat 27th-Nov-2012 06:10 pm (UTC)
These look so good - thanks for sharing!
innostrantsa 28th-Nov-2012 07:48 am (UTC)
I get to make these in the morning for a work goody day-- I can't wait! They look and sound so delicious, just like so many of your other offerings here. *excited!*
freecloud13 28th-Nov-2012 05:12 pm (UTC)
Hmm, yummy! Any idea what I can substitute applesauce with? it doesn't exist here...
hardboiledblond 30th-Nov-2012 02:20 am (UTC)
a good substitute would be a small jar of baby food apples. Apple sauce is just pureed cooked apples. You could chop up an apple and cook it down till it's mushy then puree it. Or you could probably just add a little more oil and a little water.

Good luck!
freecloud13 30th-Nov-2012 07:41 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I'm glad it's something I can easily substitute. I'll have to try it before the end of the year! :)
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