I made these for an Apple Cook-Off for the organization I am a part of called Spoon University! How it worked is whoever wanted to that is part of Spoon University can bake/cook something with apples in it, then they bring it to the event and people come by and vote for their favorite one! I don't think I won because someone made apple spice cupcakes with caramel frosting, and they just looked so cute and delicious (I actually didn't try it because I was going to eat dinner afterwards, so sad), but it was a good effort. These were still really good. The secret? The tops are dipped in melted butter and then dipped in cinnamon-sugar. SO good!
Last night I felt like baking, but we still had Zucchini Chocolate Chip Cookies in the house, and I thought another dessert would be too much. So, I thought I'd make something for the next morning. First thing that came to mind was cinnamon buns and let them sit in the fridge overnight. Who doesn't love a warm cinnamon bun for breakfast in the morning? But, every recipe I looked at made 12 to 16 cinnamon buns! That's too much to be around, I knew I would just nosh on them until all of a sudden I've had 3 cinnamon buns for breakfast. And on top f that, I'm still not feeling good enough to exercise yet (the whole wisdom teeth deal), so I decided no on that. Then I found these: a copycat recipe of my favorite store-bought breakfast treat, Frosted Brown Sugar Cinnamon Pop-Tarts! Who doesn't love that, and the recipe only makes 9, which is perfect for my household. Not to mention they were delicious. So if you ever want to make a morning treat but don't want a dozen cinnamon buns staring at you because you don't have an army to feed, here's a recipe for you! Also, they're great for making the night before, because who's going to slave over these in the morning!
One of my favorite parts of the weekend is waking up and having a nice family breakfast with some yummy breakfast food. Sometimes it's pancakes, waffles, scones, or, back when my brother wasn't allergic to egg, oftentimes french toast. Today, however, I wanted to make cornbread muffins. Simple, common, yet always delicious (especially slathered with butter). And, even though they are simple, it's hard to find a good recipe for them, so I did that part for you. This recipe is super quick, really simple, and very yummy. I used one bowl for the whole process and the end turnout was delicious! I also sprinkled sparkling sugar on top, which I got from Williams Sonoma (and use for practically everything now I love it so much), which was a nice little finishing touch that I would recommend if you have this product. Enjoy!
Today I really felt like baking, but I wanted to make something that would go to use, so I decided to make breakfast for my staff tomorrow morning, and what is better for breakfast than chocolate chip muffins! I made them mini so I would have enough, but they are absolutely delicious and have just enough chocolate in them to satisfy that sweet tooth of yours early in the morning, especially since they are so quick to make! You can use muffin tin liners or just take the easy route like me and spray your muffin tins. Enjoy!
Today is my birthday! A special day calls for some special breakfast, so I made doughnuts! I got the recipe from one of the many blogs I follow, called Averie Cooks. I always assume that whatever the baked good looks like in the picture, mine will probably look a little less pretty, since I'm no professional and I'm usually only making my goods for me or my family. However, these came out so beautiful! They looked exactly like they do in the pictures she had up on her blog! I highly recommend using a Ziploc bag to pipe the batter into the doughnut pan. It gives a better finished product. A pastry bag isn't really necessary (although you could also do that, I just didn't want to waste one), and a spoon doesn't really do the trick. They're also really quick, which is great for me because I was dying to have one right when I woke up, and I only had to wait 30 minutes or so. Enjoy!
Happy Mother's Day! Today for Mother's Day I had to run off to skating early in the morning and my dad had softball, so we couldn't do what we normally do, which is get in my mom's bed and give her coffee and gifts and hugs. Instead, I came home from skating and made this wonderful coffeecake, cut up some fruit, made scrambled eggs, and had a wonderful brunch all together for Mother's Day. Plus, it's absolutely beautiful out, which makes it even nicer!
This crumb coffeecake is absolutely delicious, plus it is so quick and easy! I feel like I say that about all my recipes, but do keep in mind that that is a quality I look for when picking out recipes, so that's most likely why. I'm being completely honest when I say it though. It took maybe 20 minutes tops for this huge, delicious coffeecake to get in the oven for our Mother's Day brunch. You may feel while making it (like I did), that you have WAY too much crumb topping, but it's not as crazy as you think and it's totally worth it in the end, so just believe me when I say: USE IT ALL!
Almost every year on St. Patrick's Day, my family makes a typical Irish dinner - corned beef and cabbage with potatoes and irish soad bread, all homemade. This year, I was in charge of the soda bread, so I made it, and it was delicious! Moist on the inside and crusty on the outside, it was really good soda bread! Believe it or not, whenever my mom's made it in past years, I always hate the raisins and/or caraway seeds, so I decided that since I got to make the bread this year, I wouldn't add them in at all! I know this takes away one of the main ingredients that makes this bread irish soda bread, but I don't like raisins, sue me.
Anyways, now a week later from St. Patty's Day, I decided I liked the irish soda bread so much I wanted to make it again! But this time, in a more convenient, portable form: muffins! These are exactly like the irish soda bread and even include whole wheat flour, making them healthier than most recipes! You can add the caraway seeds and raisins if you would like, or if you're more like me and can't stand raisins, you may omit them.
I've always loved cinnamon buns and really wanted to try and make them one weekend for breakfast, but I always run into the same problem. I wake up, say to myself ,"Hey, today would be a nice day to make some cinnamon rolls", and then realize I won't be able to eat them until a good 5 hours later. Well, this recipe takes that problem away! These are ready in under an hour! They don't use any yeast, so there is no step of having to wait for the dough to rise while you sit there starving, taking in the wonderful smell of cinnamon that you can't indulge in yet. These use a quick bread recipe and then simply go right in a cake pan and in the oven for a mere 25 minutes! So these are great for any morning you feel like cinnamon buns, but don't feel like waiting 5 hours for them! They're also insanely good! The only thing I might suggest is doubling the brown sugar and cinnamon, since my family and I found these to be a bit doughy and less cinnamon-tasting, but I've never tried that so it is up to you!
My name is Katherine and I love, love, love to bake! You can find all my baking adventures on this blog, plus you can follow me on Social Media by clicking below!