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Cinnamon Apple Walnut Muffins

These muffins are a perfect transition into fall. They’re soft, cinnamon-y, fluffy, with chunks of apple and walnuts. Perfect for breakfast or a sweet snack. And don’t skimp on the cinnamon-sugar topping; it adds an extra splash of cinnamon and a delicious crisp top.

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Ingredients: Cinnamon Apple Walnut Muffins (adapted from here)

1 cup whole wheat flour

1/4 cup granulated sugar

1/4 cup brown sugar

4 tablespoons wheat germ

1 and 1/2 teaspoons baking soda

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 and 1/2 cups quick-cooking oats

1 cup diced apples

1/2 cup chopped walnuts

1 cup buttermilk

1/4 cup canola oil

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 large egg, lightly beaten

1/2 cup boiling water

Cinnamon Sugar Topping

1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted

1/3 cup granulated sugar

1 teaspoon cinnamon (plus more to taste)

Apple Cinnamon Walnut Muffins

Grease a muffin tin.

Lightly spoon flour into a measuring cup; level with a knife. Combine flour, both sugars, wheat germ, baking soda, and salt.

Mix in oats, diced apple, and walnuts.

Make a well in the center of the mixture. Combine the buttermilk, oil, vanilla extract, and egg; add until dry mixture, stirring until just moist. Stir in boiling water.

Let batter stand for 15 minutes and preheat the oven to 375F.

Spoon batter into the muffin tin. Bake for 20 minutes, or until muffins spring back when touched.

Let cool slightly before topping.

Cinnamon Sugar Topping

Combine sugar and cinnamon in a bowl.

Dip muffins into butter and then cinnamon/sugar mixture.

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Enjoy!

Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies

These cookies are amazing. They really, really are. They’re thick and chewy with lots of flavor. They’re made with brown butter because I kept hearing people rave about it and I wanted to try it. I don’t know if it’s the brown butter that makes their flavor so good, but it might be 🙂 These cookies also have two kinds of chocolate chips (dark and milk) because I think that combination is spectacular, and they also have walnuts because walnut taste really good in cookies. Please bake these, you’ll be seriously missing out if you don’t.

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Ingredients: Cookies

1 cup butter, browned

1 and 1/2 cups brown sugar

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 large eggs, room temperature

2 and 3/4 cups all-purpose flour

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

3/4 teaspoon baking powder

2 teaspoons cornstarch

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 cup chopped walnuts

1/2 cup dark chocolate chips

1/2 cup milk chocolate chips

Recipe: Cookies

Preheat oven to 375F and grease two cookie sheets.

Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat until its color turns amber. When little flecks of brown appear take it off heat. Don’t cool before mixing with the sugar.

Beat the browned butter and sugars until well combined.

Beat in the eggs, one at a time, and the vanilla.

In a separate bowl whisk together the dry ingredients, then slowly add, while mixing, to the wet batter.

Mix in chocolate chunks and walnuts. It’s okay if some of the chocolate chips start to melt.

Roll into balls about 2 tablespoons big and bake for 12-15 minutes.

Bake for 9-11 minutes.

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Enjoy!