"Your greatest contribution to the Kingdom of God may not be something you do, but someone you raise." ~Andy Stanley

March 18, 2008

Wonderful muffins!

We just finished up our geography study of New York.
Did you know that New York has a state muffin?!

Can you guess what kind? Apple!
They were SO good! We'll be making them again!
Here is the recipe from Learning Adventures (we are on a New World of Adventure this year)

Apple Muffins
2 cups flour (we used wheat)
1/2 cup sugar
3 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1/2 cup butter
1 cup peeled and chopped apples
1 egg
2/3 cup milk

Streusel Topping:
1/2 reserved crumb mix
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 cup chopped pecans
2 T. sugar
Combine flour, 1/2 cup of sugar, baking powder and salt in a large bowl. Cut in butter with a fork until the mixture is crumbly. Remove 1/2 cup of this mixture to set aside for the topping. Now turn your attention back to the dry mixture. Add the chopped apple and stir well. Beat egg and milk in a small bowl and then add to the apple mixture. Stir until moist. Grease muffin cups with non-sticking spray or use cupcake liners. Spoon batter evenly into each about 2/3 of the way full. The streusel mixture is made by combing the 1/2 cup of reserved crumbs, the cinnamon, the pecans, and the 2 T. of sugar. After combining these, sprinkle streusel crumbs over the batter of each muffin cup. Bake at 425 for 20 minutes. Yum!

~And if you are studying New York,
The Empire State Building by Elizabeth Mann is such a great book!
It would also be fun to add to a study on The Great Depression. The pictures will blow you away. It didn't look like anyone used safety harnesses back then!
(I would not have wanted to be a building inspector on that project!)

1 comment:

Jamie said...

Sounds yummy!! I might try this one!!