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Cinna-Muffins {Lundi Little Lovelies}

 Happy Monday's-almost-over!

I've got a couple of little lovelies to share tonight!  Parts of this weekend were rough, but there were some really good points too!

Yesterday I had breakfast, breakfast, breakfast, and dessert!  Yep, you read that right!  I had breakfast for all three meals yesterday!  Yummy!  I had Cinnamon Raisin Oatmeal Muffins for breakfast, the cinna-muffins I'm about to share and sausage, egg, and cheese muffins for lunch, and a delicious Craker Barrel meal for dinner.  As it also turns out, I had six muffins of various types to eat yesterday!  Haha!  I also made some delicious chocolate covered strawberry cupcakes for bible study too!  (They tasted great but were incredibly ugly as it turned out, so no picture of them.)  So, basically, yesterday was a pretty perfect food day!

Thomas took me to Cold Stone on the beach for some ice cream tonight!  Yay!!!  So, here was my view while I was eating my delicious cheesecake wonderfulness!
And little lovely number three is these Cinna-Muffins!  Don't they look delicious?!  Oh, believe me, they are!

I found the original recipe on Redfly Creations via Pinterest.  The recipe was for a version of Amish Cinnamon bread.  And since I don't the starter for Amish bread or the patience to wait however-many-days to make it, this recipe sounded perfect for me!

So, I settled down to make a few changes and bake up these bad boys!  Here's my version!  Enjoy!

Cinna-Muffins
Adapted from Redfly Creations
Makes 12 muffins

Ingredients:
1/4 cup margarine, softened
1/4 unsweetened applesauce
1 cup sugar (I used a sugar substitute for less calories.)
1 egg
1 cup milk
1 tablespoon vinegar
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda

Topping:
1/3 cup sugar (I used real sugar for the topping)
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon

Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Stir together the milk and vinegar, set aside.
  2. Blend the margarine, applesauce, 1 cup sugar and egg together.
  3. Add the milk mixture, flour, and baking soda.  Mix until combined.
  4. In a small bowl, mix together the 1/3 cup sugar and cinnamon.
  5. Fill a regular sized muffin pan with paper baking cups.  Fill all 12 cups with half of the batter.
  6. Sprinkle the cinnamon sugar mixture onto the batter in each cup.  You should use about 2/3 to 3/4 of the mixture here.  It will look like too much, and that's ok.
  7. Distribute the rest of the batter into each muffin cup, then sprinkle the rest of the cinnamon sugar on top of each muffin.
  8. (Here's where it gets messy.)  Using a knife, swirl the muffins to mix up the cinnamon sugar and batter.
  9. Bake in a 375 degree oven for about 20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  10. Cool for 10-15 minutes before eating.  (If you eat them right away, they will stick to the baking cups like crazy.  I couldn't help myself though.)
Slather on some butter and enjoy!!!  They're quite delicious and have a wonderful texture like Amish bread.
 
Do you have any little lovelies you'd like to share?!

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