When I was a little girl, my Uncle Donny owned a doughnut shop.
I can still remember the sweet smell of the shop, the flour smudges on my uncle’s all white uniform and, of course, the sweet treats.
Looking back, I’m sure it was anything but glamorous to be up in the wee hours of the morning making bear claws, maple bars and apple fritters.
But, oh, the deliciousness!
let’s not talk about how long to a couple of weeks ago when my landlord gifted me a bag of apples from the tree in her backyard. Tart green apples that were perfect for baking. That’s my kind of gift, folks!
I think it was serendipity that the apples arrived when I had been taking a trip down memory lane to the doughnut shop.
I wondered if it was possible to make something close to an apple fritter without setting up my own doughnut shop. Let’s face it, you could never exercise enough to make that decision work out in your favor.
I found a recipe for apple fritter bread by The Baking Chocolatess with a variation on the recipe for muffins. Since serendipity was still on my side, I decided to give the apple fritter muffin recipe a whirl.
Even though these muffins obviously aren’t fried like a traditional apple fritter would be, there’s something about the muffin texture that definitely evokes a similarity. Maybe it’s that I did take the time, as the recipe suggested, to swirl the apple and sugar mixture in the batter after I added it to the cupcake liners. So every single bite had extra deliciousness baked in.
I would recommend using cupcake liners with this recipe – it just seemed stickier than a regular muffin – and I wasn’t sure cooking spray alone was going to make getting the muffins out of the tin easy. Although, I’m not above just eating straight from the pan – in case there was any doubt.
My pictures would have looked better if my powdered sugar glaze didn’t have lumps in it, but I can assure you, it doesn’t affect the taste.
So, would I make apple fritter muffins again?
I already have! That was mainly because they were a) delicious and b) Handy Husband shared a bunch with a coworker so we NEEDED more. Needed, I tell you.
It makes me happy when I use the eeny, meeny, miny, moe method of selecting a new recipe to make that it actually turns out. Although, to be fair, a person who names their site The Baking ChocolateTess probably knows a thing or two about baking! Thank goodness!
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