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Friday, February 19, 2021

Stuffed Cinnamon Caramel Muffins/#NationalMuffinDay

Somedays, all you are looking for is a simple and easy way to start your day, and these Stuffed Cinnamon Caramel Muffins are your answer. Other times you are looking for a small snack to get you through to dinner, and these muffins are still the answer. You will find that these Stuffed Cinnamon Caramel Muffins are perfect anytime, so be sure to make enough for everyone! 

These muffins are loaded with little balls of caramel, that burst with flavor in your mouth. They are also loaded with cinnamon for a warm and familiar flavor. I topped the muffins with a caramel drizzle falling over the muffins and then added a few caramel balls on top. So yummy!

This was my first time using the air fryer for baking. The muffins baked quickly and perfectly, with each muffin in a reusable silicone baking cup. In the recipe for these muffins, I have included times for using an oven and an air fryer. 


Stuffed Cinnamon Caramel Muffins
(makes 1 dozen muffins)
(printable recipe at end of page)


2 cups all purpose Flour
2 teaspoons Baking Powder
2/3 cup light brown Sugar
2 large Eggs
1 cup Buttermilk
1/2 cup Butter~melted
1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1 teaspoon ground Cinnamon
1 cup Caramel Bits
small mix of Cinnamon Sugar
1/2 cup Caramel Bits
1/4 cup Heavy Whipping Cream
1 teaspoon Sugar
1/8 teaspoon Cinnamon
1/2 cup Caramel Bits


Stir the flour and baking powder together. Stir in light brown sugar. Set aside.

In a separate bowl, mix together the eggs, buttermilk, and butter. Beat until well combined.

Add the dry ingredients to the bowl of wet ingredients. Add vanilla and cinnamon. Stir the ingredients, but be careful to not overmix.

Fold the 1 cup of caramel balls into the batter.

Fill the silicone baking cups 3/4 of the way to the top. Bake in the air fryer for 8-10 minutes at 350 degrees. If you are baking in an oven, bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes. No matter how you are cooking them, check the muffins with a toothpick inserted in the center of the muffin to make sure they are done baking. If they are not done, return them to baking, checking them in 5-10 minute intervals. 

Pour a half cup of caramel balls into a heat resistant bowl. Add a
1/4 cup of heavy whipping cream. Place a medium sized pot, filled half way with water on a burner. Turn the burner to low heat. Place the heat resistant bowl over the pot. Start mixing the caramel and the cream together, until the caramel melts and the cream and caramel become a smooth and creamy.

Mix together the 1 teaspoon of sugar and 1/8 teaspoon of cinnamon in a small bowl. If you made the muffins earlier, and they have cooled off, use a slightly wet small paper towel and dab the top of each muffin to get them slightly damp. Sprinkle the cinnamon and sugar mix onto the top of the muffin.

Drizzle the caramel over the top of the muffin.

Add caramel balls to top of muffins and you are ready to serve and enjoy!


Thank you for joining me today! I hope you enjoyed this recipe, and as always, if you have any questions, please contact me at the freshmancook@hotmail.com.

Scroll down to the end of the page for a printable recipe of these tasty Stuffed Cinnamon Caramel Muffins!

Looking for more muffin recipes? Check out this list of tasty muffin recipes from some friends! They all sound amazing! 

                           Celebrating National Muffin Day!

  • Meyer Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins from Cheese Curd In Paradise
  • Blue Cheese Mushroom Muffins from That Recipe
  • savory cornbread muffin something from A Kitchen Hoor's Adventures
  • Almond Poppy Seed Muffins from Kathryn's Kitchen Blog
  • Healthier Chocolate Raspberry Muffins from Books n' Cooks
  • Banana Cream Muffins from Making Miracles
  • Sourdough Pumpkin Walnut Muffins from Savory Moments
  • Strawberry Banana Mini Muffins from Sweet Beginnings
  • Blueberry Zucchini Muffins from Hezzi-D's Books and Cooks
  • Carmel Cinnamon Muffins from The Freshman Cook
  • Vegan Pear Ginger Muffins from Magical Ingredients
  • Corn Dog Mini Muffins from House of Nash Eats
  • Cheddar-BBQ Turkey Meatloaf Muffins from The Spiffy Cookie

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    Yield: 1 dozen
    Author: The Freshman Cook
    Stuffed Cinnamon Caramel Muffins

    Stuffed Cinnamon Caramel Muffins

    Ingredients

    Stuffed Cinnamon Caramel Muffins
    • 2 cups all purpose Flour
    • 2 teaspoons Baking Powder
    • 2/3 cup light brown Sugar
    • 2 large Eggs
    • 1 cup Buttermilk
    • 1/2 cup Butter~melted
    • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
    • 1 teaspoon ground Cinnamon
    • 1 cup Caramel Bits
    • small mix of Cinnamon Sugar
    • 1/2 cup Caramel Bits
    • 1/4 cup Heavy Whipping Cream
    • 1 teaspoon Sugar
    • 1/8 teaspoon Cinnamon
    • 1/2 cup Caramel Bits

    Instructions

    1. Stir the flour and baking powder together. Stir in light brown sugar. Set aside.
    2. In a separate bowl, mix together the eggs, buttermilk, and butter. Beat until well combined.
    3. Add the dry ingredients to the bowl of wet ingredients. Add vanilla and cinnamon. Stir the ingredients, but be careful to not overmix.
    4. Fold the 1 cup of caramel balls into the batter.
    5. Fill the silicone baking cups 3/4 of the way to the top. Bake in the air fryer for 8-10 minutes at 350 degrees. If you are baking in an oven, bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes. No matter how you are cooking them, check the muffins with a toothpick inserted in the center of the muffin to make sure they are done baking. If they are not done, return them to baking, checking them in 5-10 minute intervals.
    6. Pour a half cup of caramel balls into a heat resistant bowl. Add a
    7. 1/4 cup of heavy whipping cream. Place a medium sized pot, filled half way with water on a burner. Turn the burner to low heat. Place the heat resistant bowl over the pot. Start mixing the caramel and the cream together, until the caramel melts and the cream and caramel become a smooth and creamy.
    8. Mix together the 1 teaspoon of sugar and 1/8 teaspoon of cinnamon in a small bowl. If you made the muffins earlier, and they have cooled off, use a slightly wet small paper towel and dab the top of each muffin to get them slightly damp. Sprinkle the cinnamon and sugar mix onto the top of the muffin.
    9. Drizzle the caramel over the top of the muffin.
    10. Add caramel balls to top of muffins and you are ready to serve and enjoy!
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    Saturday, February 13, 2021

    Chocolate Caramel Cookies for Valentines Day!

    Valentine's Day is the day I became engaged to my husband, which makes it one of my favorite days of the year. I would love to say that every year we go all out and celebrate like crazy, and although we have done that a lot of years, most of the time life gets in the way and it becomes just another busy day. 
    So this year, as part of my plan to make Valentine's Day extra special, I thought it was time to make these Double Chocolate Caramel Cookies. These cookies taste amazing! The caramel flows from the chocolate heart, and mixes with the chocolate cookie for an awesome, creamy chocolatey taste that you will love, and won't be able to forget. Plus, they make a great gift for your special someone!


    Double Chocolate Caramel Cookies
    (printable recipe at end of post)

    6 ounces Semi Sweet Baking Chocolate 
    3/4 cup Butter
    1 cup Sugar
    2 Eggs
    1 3/4 cup Flour
    1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
    Caramel Baking Chips (3 per cookie)
    Creamy Caramel Chocolate Hearts


    Microwave the chocolate and butter in a large microwaveable bowl on high for 2 min, or until butter is completely melted. Stir butter and chocolate together until chocolate is completely melted. 
      Stir in sugar.
    Add eggs, one at a time. Mix until completely blended.
    Combine the flour and baking powder together, and add it to the bowl. Mix well. The dough will be very soft. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or overnight.
    Use a 1 ounce scoop to make balls of dough on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
    Add 3 caramel chips to each ball of dough.
    Reroll the dough to incorporate the chips. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes. 
    While the cookies are baking, remove the appropriate number of caramel candies from their foil. 
    Place a caramel heart on each cookie immediately upon removing them from the oven. Enjoy warm, or place in a tin for gift giving!



    Thank you for joining me today, 
    Happy Valentines Day!




    Double Caramel Chocolate Cookies

    ingredients:

    • 6 ounces Semi Sweet Baking Chocolate
    • 3/4 cup Butter
    • 1 cup Sugar
    • 2 Eggs
    • 1 3/4 cup Flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
    • Caramel Baking Chips (3 per cookie)
    • Creamy Caramel Chocolate Hearts

    instructions:

    1. Microwave the chocolate and butter in a large microwaveable bowl on high for 2 min, or until butter is completely melted. Stir butter and chocolate together until chocolate is completely melted.
    2. Stir in sugar.
    3. Add eggs, one at a time. Mix until completely blended.
    4. Combine the flour and baking powder together, and add it to the bowl. Mix well. The dough will be very soft. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or overnight.
    5. Use a 1 ounce scoop to make balls of dough on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
    6. Add 3 caramel chips to each ball of dough.
    7. Reroll the dough to incorporate the chips. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes.
    8. While the cookies are baking, remove the appropriate number of caramel candies from their foil.
    9. Place a caramel heart on each cookie immediately upon removing them from the oven. Enjoy warm, or place in a tin for gift giving!
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