Apple Cinnamon Goat Cheese Muffins

Yesterday afternoon, I received a fantastic gift in the mail….SILICONE BAKING CUPS! Best. Surprise. Ever. I’ve wanted them for a really long time and finally, someone wonderful sent them to me.

I couldn’t resist making something right away. I decided to create a variation of this delicious recipe for blueberry oat muffins. Only these are apple, and equally delicious. Perhaps even more delicious, depending on which fruit you enjoy more. They really came out beautifully. I had one for breakfast this morning and it was great.

Apple Cinnamon Goat Cheese Muffins

Ingredients:

1/2 cup quick cooking oats

1/2 cup apple juice

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 cup packed light brown sugar

1/4 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

1 tbs cinnamon

1/2 cup vegetable oil

1 egg

2 Granny Smith apples, diced (like a tomato)

Topping:

3 oz goat cheese

1 tbs white sugar

1/4 tsp cinnamon

1.) Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

2.) Combine all of the dry ingredients and lightly mix. Set aside.

3.) Mix the quick cooking oats and apple juice in a large mixing bowl. Gradually beat in the dry ingredients. The batter will be crumbly at this point.

4.) Add in the vegetable oil and egg and beat until ingredients are just mixed. Stir in the apple chunks. The batter will be very thick…don’t worry!

5.) Scoop batter into a muffin tin (or cool silicone baking cups!). It should make about 12 muffins.

7.) Use a fork to mix the goat cheese, sugar and cinnamon for the topping. Once thoroughly mixed, divide equally on top of each raw muffin.

8.) Bake for 18-20 minutes.

Aren't those silicone cups adorable??

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