Apple Coffee Cake Muffins!

Apple Coffee Cake Muffins!

Hey there, guys! Hope you’re having a beautiful week so far. 🙂 I have an epic fall recipe to share with you today!! Apple and pumpkin desserts are my weakness, haha, and they are especially fun to eat in the fall. (However, I’ll gladly have them any time!)

During one of my many Pinterest browsing sessions, I came across a wonderful recipe for apple coffee cake muffins, as you saw by the title! They were a joy to make, turned out great, and I’ll definitely make them again at some point!

Related Post: Caramel Apple Pie Bars!

You can find the original recipe by clicking here! The only thing I changed was the amount of time I baked them; I used my mom’s convection oven (as you’ll see in one of the pictures below), and I set it at the temperature the recipe gave me, then watched them until they were baked all the way through.

Let’s jump right into this!

Apple Coffee Cake Muffins

These are the ingredients that I used for my batch:

Sorry I forgot to include the apples, haha!

Once I had finished cleaning, peeling, and cutting up the two Gala apples, I mixed everything together for the crumb topping. It was super simple; you just stir the dry ingredients, then add the melted butter.

Setting that aside, I tackled the dough! It was also pretty basic, nothing exciting lol; just the dry ingredients in the big bowl, the wet ingredients in a small bowl, then you mix them together.

The one thing I struggle with when making muffins is transferring the batter to the little paper muffin cups. *sighs* This was actually the easiest time yet, but I still don’t enjoy it very much, lol!

Here’s how they looked before the crumb topping:

And after:

Here’s how they looked while baking(: x

My mom helped me make the glaze once the muffins had completely cooled, as my glaze-making history is rather poor, haha! (I’ve been known to add too much milk, fail to sift the powdered sugar enough, etc … ) I did my best to drizzle the glaze evenly, and once that was done, I took some pictures.

{Final Verdict}

They were very good! The cinnamon flavor really did remind me of my mom’s coffee cake, which I absolutely love. However … the muffins turned out dry, and the apple flavor was very mild. To cook them all the way through in the convection oven, it ended up sucking all the moisture out of them. If I make them again, I will bake them in our regular oven, and maybe add some spices to compliment the light apple flavor, as well! This is definitely one of those treats best warmed up and served with coffee, and I also think that apple cider would make a wonderful addition to them, as well! ❤

Happy fall, everyone! Let me know in the comments below:

What fall treats have YOU made this year?

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Grilled Chicken Salad With Strawberry Dressing!

Grilled Chicken Salad With Strawberry Dressing!

Hi there, everyone! I hope that you’re all having a beautiful day(: x I wanted to share a quick lunch idea with you guys! I made a grilled chicken salad with strawberry dressing! Doesn’t that sound interesting? And it turned out soooo good. ❤ I’ll leave the instructions for how I made mine below, as well as provide the link to where I got the dressing recipe! Feel free to get creative and make this salad how you would like it, whether you choose different fruit, or use spinach instead of lettuce!

Grilled Chicken Salad
With Strawberry Dressing

Here is what I used:

  • Romaine lettuce
  • grilled chicken
  • fresh strawberries
  • fresh blueberries
  • the ingredients for the strawberry dressing!

The first thing I did was make the dressing! The only thing I did differently was skip adding the poppy seeds; I didn’t have any on hand, and I figured the dressing would taste great, anyway. Below are the ingredients I used:

Combine all the ingredients in your blender and mix until smooth. I made mine in the morning and refrigerated it in a glass jar until lunchtime.

When noon came around, I assembled my lunch-building area!

I didn’t include the sliced almonds in the pic above … whoops. Either way, I made my lunch (almonds included 😀 ), then took some pictures!

I’m really happy with how it turned out! It was a nice spin on my favorite type of salad. If I decide to make it again, I will probably make less of the dressing, as I almost always have too much left over of the things I’ve been making recently!

Thank you so much for reading this post! Let me know in the comments below:

What’s YOUR favorite type of salad?

Happy Thursday, guys! I’ll see y’all tomorrow!

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Crispy Parmesan Chicken With Zucchini

Crispy Parmesan Chicken With Zucchini

Hi there, everyone! How are you? I hope that you’re having a fantastic day!

I have another delicious recipe to share with you guys. As it turns out, this was actually the first successful dinner I’ve ever made for my family, haha! The last one I tried (which was months ago) was edible, but not at all tasty. lol

That aside, I’d love to tell you all about my experience making crispy parmesan chicken with zucchini!

I got this recipe from Pinterest, and the only thing I changed were a few ingredients in the breading. I got plain Panko breadcrumbs and some oregano and extra garlic powder instead of using Italian breadcrumbs, which was a substitution I knew would make it easier for us than buying more expensive breadcrumbs. Click here for the recipe, if you want to try this for yourself!

The first thing you do is chop up the two zucchinis.

Next, you prepare the breading for the chicken. I did this while my mom cut up the meat. These are the ingredients I used:

I stirred them all together in a glass bowl.

Next, you briefly soak the chicken breasts in melted butter, then toss them in the breading, which I did in a gallon-size plastic bag, then I put all four in the skillet!

While they cooked, I made sure to flip them every which way so they’d all be cooked equally. At that same point in the cooking process, I gathered all the zucchini slices together in another pan.

I did this for maybe fifteen minutes, stirring the zucchini and flipping/rotating the chicken. Here’s how my chicken looked when it was nearly done:

The zucchini finished around the same time as the chicken, so I transferred them to a plate to cool a bit, then I set everything up so we could assemble our plates.

My mom also made crescent rolls to go along with what I made, which was awesome because I’m always in the mood for crescent rolls!

Here’s how my finished plate looked:

Ooooh doesn’t that look good?! I am absolutely in love with how this dinner turned out. The chicken was amazing and tasted great, and the zucchini really went with it! This was my second time having this veggie and I must say that it was fantastic. (Definitely with a bite of chicken, not by itself!) I personally think that crescent rolls are a fine addition to any meal, although I’ll leave it up to you which roll or biscuit you’d like to have accompany this wonderful dinner!

My only complaint is that one piece of chicken for each family member was not enough food for us, lol. I will be making double the chicken next time!

Let me know in the comments below:

Have YOU ever made parmesan chicken?

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