Apple Cinnamon Muffins with Gallamore West

Hi, I’m Laurie and I blog at Gallamore West.  I’m a mom of four little boys and I blog about sweet recipes, fun crafts, and ways to make lasting memories with our kids.  I’m thrilled to be here at A Little Tipsy today while Michelle hangs out with her newest little adorable man!  I had been following Michelle in the online world for awhile, but we met in person at a blogging conference in Utah in the spring and she is a sweetheart, and a fellow member of the “Boy Mom” Club!  
 
I’m excited to share my recipe for Apple Cinnamon Muffins with you today because they are delicious and fairly healthy too.  They’re sweet enough to satisfy that darn sweet tooth of mine, but healthy enough to make me feel like I’m being a good mom when I make them for our boys for breakfast.

 

Apple Cinnamon Spice Muffins
 
1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
1/2 cup apple sauce
1/4 cup white sugar
2/3 cup packed light brown sugar
2 eggs
1/3 cup milk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 cups all-purpose floor
1 1/2 cups peeled & diced Granny Smith apples
 
1/4 cup white sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon 
 
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and prepare muffin tin with paper baking papers, or spray with nonstick spray.  Pour apple sauce, sugars, and melted butter into bowl of stand mixer to combine.  Add in eggs, one at a time, until smooth.  Slowly add in milk and vanilla.  Set aside.  In a large bowl, whisk together all dry ingredients.  Slowly add the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, and stir just until combined.  Fold in the peeled, diced apples.  Fill paper liners about 2/3 full.  In a small bowl, stir together the 1/4 cup white sugar & the cinnamon.  Sprinkle each muffin with cinnamon and sugar mixture.  Bake for 20 minutes.  Remove muffins from tin carefully and cool completely on a wire rack.   Store in an airtight container for up to 4 days.  Enjoy!  

 

I’d love to have you stop by Gallamore West to see what else I’ve been up to.  Here are a few of my Fall Favorites…
 

 

 
 

 

Chocolate Banana Twinkie Cake with Today’s Creative Blog

Hello everyone, I’m filling in for Michelle while she snuggles on that baby! I’m Kim from Today’s Creative Blog and InspirationDIY.com where I share all things creative and inspiring. I love sharing practical ways to decorate your home, like my son’s teen bedroom or delicious Crockpot meals for my Slow Cooker Sunday’s.

No Bake Chocolate Banana Twinkie Cake

Today I’m sharing a super easy NO Bake Chocolate Banana Twinkie Cake. “Easy” and “No Bake” are sometimes the best words you’ll ever read when searching for a dessert recipe. No Bake Twinkie Cake | TodaysCreativeBlog.net

I have a teen son who is always hungry. Always! It’s not uncommon to have 3 or 4 teen boys roaming around our home and it’s best if I keep them fed. I usually try to offer something with a little nutrition, but there are times, they just want good ole American junk food. This is when Twinkies come in.

Boys can put away a box of Twinkies in about 5 minutes, so I figured they would also enjoy this no bake cake. It is SO easy to put together, perfect if you’re in a pinch for dessert and it’s pretty tasty.

How to Make a No Bake Chocolate Banana Twinkie Cake

All you need is a small box of chocolate pudding (I used cook and serve, but instant would work too), a box of Twinkies, banana’s and whipped cream.

Using a 9 x 13 in baking dish, I started by unwrapping about 9 or 10 Twinkies, then cutting them in half.

No Bake Twinkie Cake | TodaysCreativeBlog.net

 

Lay them in your pan, creamy side up.

Add Banana’s – I slices up 3 large banana’s and placed them on top of the Twinkies. This is where I couldn’t decide if I wanted to put the pudding first, then the banana’s…..either way would work and since my pudding was still cooling, I went ahead and assembled my banana’s.

No Bake Twinkie Cake | TodaysCreativeBlog.net

Add Pudding – Once my pudding was finished, I poured it over the banana’s and Twinkies. Then place in your fridge to cool. I didn’t let it cool because I had teen boys ready to eat.

No Bake Twinkie Cake | TodaysCreativeBlog.net

When you don’t let it cool, the whipped cream kinda melts……..but guess what? Teen boys could care less.

No Bake Twinkie Cake | TodaysCreativeBlog.net

I thought about making real whipped cream, but again……the spray whip was so much faster and I knew they wouldn’t appreciate the difference. I sprayed the entire can over the pudding and should have placed it back in the fridge, but my son had a spatula out and ready. So I handed it over, but did beg for a quick photo.

It’s not pretty, but it was pretty good. You can see that the whipped topping was starting to melt.

No Bake Twinkie Cake | TodaysCreativeBlog.net

Had I been making it for any other occasion, I would have been more patient to let the pudding cool. Using instant would have been a good choice.

No Bake Chocolate Banana Twinkie Cake

  • 9 – 10 Twinkies
  • 1 small box of cook and serve or instant chocolate pudding.
  • 3 large banana’s
  • 1 spray can whipped cream. (cool whip or whipped cream works too)

Cut Twinkies in half and assemble in a 9 x 13 baking dish with the creamy side up. Layer banana’s over the Twinkies. Spread pudding over the banana’s and Twinkies. Let it cool if you’re using the cook and serve type. Once it’s cool, add whipped cream to the top.

Cut and enjoy!

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For more inspiration, join Kim over at Today’s Creative Blog or InspirationDIY.com

Like Pinterest? Kim’s got some rockin Pinterest boards!

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Cinnamon Swirl Cake with Simply Kierste

Hello, friends! I’m Kierste, from Simply Kierste, and I’m delighted to be here with you today! Fall is my ABSOLUTE favorite season, and after recently moving to upstate New York, I’m even more excited. I love the crisp mornings, cozy sweaters, vibrant leaf colors, pumpkin patches, cider mills, and of course, the yummy food. Today I’m sharing one of our family’s all-time favorite fall recipes, Cinnamon Swirl Cake. You are going to love me (or hate me, because you’re going to want to eat it all!) for this!

Cinnamon Swirl Cake | simplykierste.comSeriously, it is SO good. Bits of cinnamon & sugar are swirled around inside the moist, buttery cake, and it’s topped with a creamy cinnamon buttercream frosting that I could eat with a spoon. (And I may or may not have done that before…)

This cake is very similar to a coffee cake, and could be served at brunch, or for dessert. It’s always a hit wherever I take it, and recipe It’s also a recipe that works well with gluten-free flour. I’ve served it numerous times that way, and no one was the wiser!

This really is the perfect cake for fall, and the entire holiday season. I love to serve it on the weekends for breakfast, and it’s also a yummy breakfast on Christmas morning. You really can’t go wrong serving this cake…anytime!

Cinnamon Swirl Cake | simplykierste.com

Cinnamon Swirl Cake
Recipe Type: Dessert, Breakfast
Author: Simply Kierste
Ingredients
  • 3 c. flour
  • 1 c. sugar
  • 4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 1/2 c. milk
  • 1/2 c. melted butter
  • 1/2 c. melted butter (Yes, another one! Keep them separate.)
  • 2/3 c. brown sugar
  • 1 T. flour
  • 1 T. cinnamon
  • Cinnamon Buttercream Frosting
  • 4 c. powdered sugar
  • 1/2 c. butter, softened
  • 1-2 T. milk
  • 1/2 T. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • dash salt
Instructions
  1. Mix the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Add the eggs, vanilla, milk, and 1/2 c. melted butter, and mix well. Pour into a greased 9×13 pan. Melt the second 1/2 c. butter, and stir in the cinnamon, flour, and brown sugar. Pour on top of the cake and swirl through with a butter knife. Bake at 375 degrees for 20-25 minutes, or until done through.
  2. While it’s baking, make the Cinnamon Buttercream Frosting! Place the powdered sugar and softened butter in a large mixing bowl. Beat with a hand mixer, adding the milk a little bit at a time until you get the right consistency. Add the vanilla and salt, mix well. Mix in the cinnamon.
  3. Frost the cake as soon as it comes out of the oven!
  4. ENJOY!!

Thank you so much for having me, I’m happy to meet you! Come on by Simply Kierste and say hello, I’d love to have you! I’m sharing lots of ideas for the holidays, yummy recipes, organization tips and ideas, home decor and DIY projects, tons of free printables, family ideas and more!
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Striped & Polka Dot Pumpkins // Halloween Book Countdown // You’ve Been Boo’ed Free Printables // Halloween Treat Jars

About the Author: Kierste is the girl behind the blog Simply Kierste, where she shares her love for all things creative and DIY. When she’s not chasing around two sets of twins, a teenager, and a baby, she’s working on a project, training for her next race, reading one of her favorite books, or baking something with chocolate in it. Please add her to your Google circles. You can also find her on Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter.

Apple Pie Pizza from Creations by Kara

Hello Little Tipsy fans! I’m Kara from Creations by Kara, and I’m thrilled to be filling in for Michelle while she spends time with her newest little bundle of joy!

When fall rolls around, one of my favorite things to do is start baking! We have an apple tree, so I am always looking for new ways to use up apples. In one of my recipe books, I found a recipe for apple pizza, but it called for cream cheese. I didn’t have any, so I came up with my own version. And trust me, this Apple Pie Pizza is amazing!
Apple Pie Pizza ~Creations by Kara

This stuff smells so amazing while it is baking! The apple filling is so yummy I had to stop myself from eating it by the spoonful. The crust is nice and chewy, and the crumb topping is buttery and delicious. It’s similar to apple pie, but much easier to make and serve. It is truly a perfect fall treat!

Apple Pie Pizza

Dough:
1 tsp instant yeast
1 1/2 Tbsp sugar
2 Tbsp hot water
1/3 cup milk, warmed
1/4 tsp salt
2 Tbsp oil
1 1/4– 1 1/2 cups flour
Apple Filling:
1 Tbsp butter
2 large granny smith apples, thinly sliced
1/4 cup sugar
1 Tbsp flour
1/2 tsp cinnamon
Pinch of nutmeg
Crumb Topping:
1/3 cup flour
3 Tbsp sugar
2 Tbsp butter, softened
For dough: Combine yeast, sugar, hot water, and warm milk in a mixing bowl. Stir till yeast dissolves. Add salt and oil. Stir in one cup of the flour and mix well. Add enough remaining flour to make a soft dough. Knead a few times on a floured counter. Return to the bowl, cover, and let rest 15 minutes.

For filling: Melt butter in a skillet. Add remaining ingredients. Cook and stir over medium heat for 5 minutes. Turn heat to low; cook and stir for 3-4 more minutes, or till apples are crisp tender. For topping: Combine all ingredients in a small bowl. Mix with a fork till crumbly.

To make pizza: Pat dough onto an 8-9″ circle on a lightly greased cookie sheet, making a rim around the edges. Arrange the apples evenly over the crust. Sprinkle the crumb topping over the apples. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or till crust is golden brown.

Fall is one of my favorite times of year! I hope you’ll stop by to see more of my yummy fall recipes.

If cooking isn’t your thing, I also have lots of fun fall decorating ideas!
Fall Decor
Thanks for having me stop by for a visit Michelle!