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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
  • Caramel 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!
    Did you make this recipe?
    Tag @thefreshmancook on instagram and hashtag it #Stuffed Cinnamon Caramel Muffins

    Monday, November 4, 2019

    Cranberry Salsa

    Welcome to Cranberry Week 2019! Join me and some blogging friends as we share lots of fun and tasty cranberry recipes for the holiday season!
    There are so many ways to enjoy cranberries, no matter if you are baking, grilling, or even drinking them! Today I thought I would start the week with an appetizer using fresh cranberries, so I made a Cranberry Salsa with some Cinnamon Sugar Tortilla Chips as an accompaniment. It could also be served as a dessert, an afternoon treat, or just a snack. It is also perfect for your Thanksgiving festivities!
     
    Cranberry Salsa 
    (serves 2)
    (printable recipe at end of page)

    1 cup fresh Cranberries
    1/2 of a fresh Pear
    1 tablespoon chopped Serrano Pepper
    4-5 leaves fresh Cilantro
    Juice from 1 Lime
    1 teaspoon Sugar 
    1 cup Sugar
    2 teaspoon Cinnamon
    Flour Tortillas
    2 tablespoons melted Butter


    Using a food processor, mix together the cranberries, pear, pepper, serrano pepper, cilantro, lime and sugar. You can also chop the above items if a food processor is not available. 

     Process again until the salsa has the consistency you are looking for. Refrigerate while you make the cinnamon sugar chips.

    Set up a baking rack, like the kind you cool cookies on when they come out of the oven. Set the rack on top of the baking sheet and then set aside for the moment.

    Mix together the sugar and cinnamon. I used a fork, which made it really easy to get them thoroughly mixed. Set aside. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

    Melt the butter and generously spread it over the tortillas. I used street tacos size tortillas because I had some already. You can use any size that you want. 

    Sprinkle the cinnamon sugar mix over each of the taco shells. Knock off any extra.


    Use a pizza cutter or a sharp knife to cut the tortillas into wedges. Place the pieces on the baking rack and bake in the oven for 5-7 minutes. Check to see if the sugar is melting and creating a glaze over the tortillas. If it is you should remove them from the oven. Let them sit on the rack until cooled. If you are making the tortilla chips ahead of time, place them in a plastic container until ready to use.

    Serve chips warm or at room temperature. Enjoy!

    Check out what my fellow bloggers made for today's "Cranberry Celebration"!

     It's Cranberry Week! See all the other delicious cranberry recipes being shared today (and follow #cranberryweek to see even more): 

       
       Don't forget to print the recipe! 
       
    Cranberry Salsa

    Cranberry Salsa

    Yield: 10-12 servings
    Author:

    ingredients:

    • 1 cup fresh Cranberries
    • 1/2 of a fresh Pear
    • 1 tablespoon chopped Serrano Pepper
    • 4-5 leaves fresh Cilantro
    • Juice from 1 Lime
    • 1 teaspoon Sugar
    • 1 cup Sugar
    • 2 teaspoon Cinnamon
    • Flour Tortillas
    • 2 tablespoons melted Butter

    instructions:

    How to cook Cranberry Salsa

    1. Using a food processor, mix together the cranberries, pear, pepper, serrano pepper, cilantro, lime and sugar. You can also chop the above items if a food processor is not available.
    2. Process again until the salsa has the consistency you are looking for. Refrigerate while you make the cinnamon sugar chips.
    3. Set up a baking rack, like the kind you cool cookies on when they come out of the oven. Set the rack on top of the baking sheet and then set aside for the moment.
    4. Mix together the sugar and cinnamon. I used a fork, which made it really easy to get them thoroughly mixed. Set aside. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
    5. Melt the butter and generously spread it over the tortillas. I used street tacos size tortillas because I had some already. You can use any size that you want.
    6. Sprinkle the cinnamon sugar mix over each of the taco shells. Knock off any extra.
    7. Use a pizza cutter or a sharp knife to cut the tortillas into wedges. Place the pieces on the baking rack and bake in the oven for 5-7 minutes. Check to see if the sugar is melting and creating a glaze over the tortillas. If it is you should remove them from the oven. Let them sit on the rack until cooled. If you are making the tortilla chips ahead of time, place them in a plastic container until ready to use.
    8. Serve chips warm or at room temperature. Enjoy!
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    Saturday, September 21, 2019

    Caramel Apple Quick Bread / #OurFamilyTable

    Today I am talking about quick breads! Quick Breads have been a part of my life since I can remember. My mother was not the type of cook with the patience to wait for bread to rise, so quick breads were a staple on our dinner table. I have always loved them, so I was excited to join in this celebration! 
    I made a Caramel Apple Quick Bread to celebrate fall! Here in North Carolina we are enjoying a little taste of cooler weather, and although I know it will not last, it is definitely worth celebrating and enjoying it! So Happy Fall!
    I used a basic quick bread recipe and then added some additional ingredients to create today's recipe. I hope you love it as much as I do! 
    Caramel Apple Quick Bread 
    Makes 1 loaf
    printable recipe at end of page
    2 1/4 cup all purpose Flour
    1 tablespoon Baking Powder
    1/4 teaspoon Salt
    1 1/2 cup Buttermilk
    3 large Eggs
    6 tablespoons Vegetable Oil
    3/4 cup of granulated White Sugar
    3/4 cup light Brown Sugar
    1/2 teaspoon Vanilla

    APPLES
    2 Gala Apples
    1 teaspoon all purpose Flour
    1 teaspoon Roasted Cinnamon
    1 teaspoon Lemon Juice
    1/2 cup Caramel Bits
    5 Caramel Squares 


    Mix together the flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl. Set aside.
    Mix together the eggs, buttermilk, oil, sugars and vanilla.
    Add the dry ingredients into the bowl of wet ingredients and mix well.
    Grab another bowl and chop up the apples into small pieces, like shown above. Add the flour, roasted cinnamon and lemon juice. Mix together, coating the apples.
    Add the bowl of apples into the bread mix. Stir with a spoon or spatula. Add the caramels bits to the bowl and stir.
    Grease and flour a loaf pan. Pour bread batter into the pan. Add additional caramel bits. Bake at 350 degrees for 60-80 minutes.
    Place 5 pieces of caramel squares across the top of the bread while it is still hot. Drag a knife or rubber spatula around the pan to loosen the sides.

    As soon as the bread is taken from the oven, place foil over the bread pan, tented at the top, so the caramels don't get stuck to the foil. Let cool.
     Remove the bread from the pan. 
    Enjoy the bread warm or cooled. Be aware that the bread might be wet in some areas because of the apples.
    Thank you for joining me today! As always, if you have any questions please send me an email.
     I am part of a group of bloggers today, who are all celebrating Quick Breads! 

    For more amazing, fun and delicious recipes, check out what my fellow bloggers made today!:


    Easy Quick Bread Recipes


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    Caramel Apple Quick Bread

    Yield: 8-10
    Author:

    ingredients:

    • 2 1/4 cup all purpose Flour
    • 1 tablespoon Baking Powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
    • 1 1/2 cup Buttermilk
    • 3 large Eggs
    • 6 tablespoons Vegetable Oil
    • 3/4 cup of granulated White Sugar
    • 3/4 cup light Brown Sugar
    • 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla
    Apples
    • 2 Gala Apples
    • 1 teaspoon all purpose Flour
    • 1 teaspoon Roasted Cinnamon
    • 1 teaspoon Lemon Juice
    • 1/2 cup Caramel Bits
    • 5 Caramel Squares

    instructions:

    How to cook Caramel Apple Quick Bread

    1. Mix together the flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl. Set aside.
    2. Mix together the eggs, buttermilk, oil, sugars and vanilla.
    3. Add the dry ingredients into the bowl of wet ingredients and mix well.
    4. Grab another bowl and chop up the apples into small pieces, like shown above. Add the flour, roasted cinnamon and lemon juice. Mix together, coating the apples.
    5. Add the bowl of apples into the bread mix. Stir with a spoon or spatula. Add the caramels bits to the bowl and stir.
    6. Grease and flour a loaf pan. Pour bread batter into the pan. Add additional caramel bits. Bake at 350 degrees for 60-80 minutes.
    7. Place 5 pieces of caramel squares across the top of the bread while it is still hot. Drag a knife or rubber spatula around the pan to loosen the sides.
    8. As soon as the bread is taken from the oven, place foil over the bread pan, tented at the top, so the caramels don't get stuck to the foil. Let cool.
    9. Remove the bread from the pan.
    10. Enjoy the bread warm or cooled. Be aware that the bread might be wet in some areas because of the apples.
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    Saturday, September 7, 2019

    Easy Tortilla Pizza / #OurFamilyTable

    A long time ago, when my son was growing up, fixing and eating a quick meal every evening was a way of life. My husband and I worked, after school activities were a thing every night, or so it seemed, and finding the time to sit down and have a family dinner was rare. Even years later, it always seems like we are busy, running here, going there, never stopping. Sometimes the answer is a simple meal, that comes together quickly and becomes a favorite. This Easy Tortilla Pizza may be what you have been looking for!

    Easy Tortilla Pizza 
    feeds 4
    printable recipe at end of page 

    1 raw Chicken Breast (8-10 ounces)
    Minced Garlic
    Black Pepper
    Fresh Jalapeno Pepper
    1 Corn on the Cob
    Butter
    Onion Slices
    Mini Tortillas
    Pizza Sauce
    4 Cheese Mix
    Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
    Fresh Avocado
    Salsa


    Slice the chicken into small, bite sized pieces. Sprinkle with minced garlic and pepper for a great flavor.
    Chop the jalapeno pepper into small pieces.
    Boil the corn for 10 minutes in water. Let cool a bit, then cut the kernels off the cob. I find the best way to do this without cutting yourself is to place a corn cob holder in the end of the corn and use it to steady the cob as you slice down, cutting the corn off.
    Place a teaspoon of butter in a pan and pan grill the corn until it begins to turn slightly brown. Add some onion slices and continue grilling both the corn and the onions until tender. Pan grill the jalapeno pieces in a separate pan unless everyone eating the pizzas like jalapeno.
    Start building your pizza. Place the mini tortillas in a large pan on medium heat. Top each pizza crust with some of the sauce and swirl it around the crust covering to the edge. Add the onions, corn, jalapeno, and chicken.
    Top the pizzas with the cheese, choosing one or the other or both. You can never have enough cheese! If your cheese is not melting quick enough, place a lid on the pan for a few minutes to quicken the melting process.
    Cut the pizza and enjoy! Serve with a side of salsa and some avocado slices!

    I hope you find this Easy Tortilla Pizza to be the answer to your busy family dinners!

    Looking for more fun, quick and easy pizza ideas?
    Check out the list below from my blogging friends!




    Quick and Easy Pizza Recipes


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    Easy Tortilla Pizza

    Author:

    ingredients:

    • 1 raw Chicken Breast (or 8-10 ounces)
    • Minced Garlic
    • Black Pepper
    • Fresh Jalapeno Pepper
    • 1 Corn on the Cob
    • Butter
    • Onion Slices
    • Mini Tortillas
    • Pizza Sauce
    • 4 Cheese Mix
    • Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
    • Fresh Avocado
    • Salsa

    instructions:

    How to cook Easy Tortilla Pizza

    1. Slice the chicken into small bite sized pieces. Sprinkle with minced garlic and pepper for a great flavor.
    2. Chop the jalapeno pepper into small pieces.
    3. Boil the corn for 10 minutes in water. Let cool a bit, then cut the kernels off the cob. I find the best way to do this without cutting yourself is to place a corn cob holder in the end of the corn and use it to steady the cob as you slice down, cutting the corn off.
    4. Place a teaspoon of butter in a pan and pan grill the corn until it begins to turn slightly brown, and the add some onion slices and continue grilling both the corn and the onions until tender. Pan grill the jalapeno pieces in a separate pan, unless everyone eating the pizzas like jalapeno.
    5. Start building your pizzas. Place the mini tortillas in a large pan on medium heat. Top each pizza crust with some of the sauce and swirl it around the crust covering to the edge. Add the onions, corn, jalapeno, and chicken.
    6. Top the pizzas with the cheese, choosing one or the other, or both. You can never have enough cheese! If your cheese is not melting quick enough, place a lid on the pan for a few minutes to quicken the melting process.
    7. Cut the pizza and enjoy! Serve with a side of salsa and some avocado slices!
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