Apple and Walnut Breakfast Muffins with Cream Cheese Frosting

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Apple and Walnut Breakfast Muffins with Cream Cheese Frosting

These are like having dessert for breakfast, now who wouldn’t love that!
Servings 12 portions
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 45 mins

Ingredients

  • ½ cup butter
  • cups plain flour
  • cups white sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 2 cups granny smith apples peeled and diced into small pieces
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp Nielsen Massey Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 2 large eggs

For the frosting:

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375f and line a muffin tin with paper cases.
  • In a stand mixer, cream the butter and sugar with the vanilla extract.
  • Add in the eggs one at a time allowing each to be fully incorporated before adding in the next.
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  • In a separate bowl mix together the flour, salt, baking powder and cinnamon.
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  • Slowly add in the flour mixture alternating with the milk and both starting and ending with the flour.
  • Beat on low speed until just combined.
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  • Fold in the diced apple and walnuts.
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  • Using a medium cookie scoop, fill the muffin cases until around three quarters full then place into the oven to bake for around 25 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the centre of a muffin comes out clean.
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  • Cool on a wire rack completely.
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Now to make the frosting:

  • Beat the cream cheese and butter until light and fluffy then add in the vanilla extract and mix until combined.
  • Slowly add in the powdered sugar and mix until you have a smooth thick consistency.
  • Place the frosting into a piping bag with a simple round nozzle attached and pipe swirls on top of the cooled muffins.
  • Sprinkle with extra chopped walnuts if you want an added nutty crunch.
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: English
Keyword: Apple, muffins, Quick & Easy

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