Guinness Cinnamon Muffins

Guinness Cinnamon Muffins

St. Patrick's Day is here, you see.
We'll pick some shamrocks, one, two, three.

We'll count the leaves and look them over,

And maybe find a four-leafed clover.

I'll sew green buttons on my vest,

Green for St. Patrick is the best.

I'll wear a green hat, very high,

And dance a jig - at least I'll try!

- poem courtesy of the

Guinness Cinnamon Muffins

Happy St. Patrick's Day! We're back in the kitchen after a quick trip to Grandma's, a quick trip to the beach, and a quick trip through 24-hour virus land. (Thank ye gods that last trip was a quick one!) Last year we indulged our (pretend) Irish roots with Guinness Brownies, and this year we decided on beer for breakfast - in muffin form, of course! We hope none of you forgot your green today, but if you did you can always accept kisses instead of pinches!

Guinness Cinnamon Muffins
Adapted from Mega Crafty
Makes 12 muffins
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1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 large egg
1/4 cup applesauce (I used one individual-sized container.)
1/4 cup milk
2 teaspoons flavorless oil (such as vegetable)
1/2 cup Guinness
1 teaspoon cinnamon

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Prepare 12-cup muffin tin with liners.
2. In a large bowl, whisk flour, sugars, salt and baking powder.
3. Add egg, applesauce, milk and oil. Using a wooden spoon stir until just combined. Add beer and cinnamon, and stir until just incorporated.
4. Divide between tins. Bake about 20 minutes, or until tester comes out clean.

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