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'Gilmore Girls' recipe: Sookie's apple spice muffins

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ANNABEL CHIA | STAFF

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AUGUST 17, 2022

Welcome back to another “Gilmore Girls” recipe! Today, we’ll be making another delicious recipe to transport you to the cozy town of Stars Hollow. 

In the show, Sookie, the inn’s chef and Lorelai’s best friend, is constantly cooking up delicious treats for the Gilmores! From baking tasty treats for the girls to extravagant dishes she creates for the restaurant, Sookie’s kitchen is somewhere I’d like to visit! 

Sookie’s recipes look mouthwatering, but they’re all also highly complicated because of how innovative she is! I won’t be able to recreate her decadent baked alaska or her raspberry kumquat sugar cake. However, I was able to spot a delectable treat that I could recreate!

Sookie made Lorelai a muffin basket with different flavors ranging from cinnamon-walnut apple and lemon poppyseed to apple spice and double-chocolate chip. These muffins were baked in order to bribe Lorelai into babysitting  her son. Honestly, that sounds like a fantastic deal to me! To really sell this bribe, Sookie cut off the muffin tops, as they are the only part that Lorelai enjoys. 

I decided to recreate the apple spice muffins because they are a perfect fall recipe in my opinion! Since muffins are a socially acceptable way to eat cake for breakfast, they’re my favorite treat. Of course this recipe was calling my name! I didn’t cut off the muffin tops, but that part is up to you. 

From the sweet fragrance of cinnamon that emits from these muffins to the buttery apple flavors, this recipe reflects the autumn season! Here’s the recipe for these delicious muffins.

Apple spice muffins

Yields 12 muffins

  • 1 ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup butter
  • ½ cup brown sugar 
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup yogurt 
  • ¼ cup milk
  • About 1 large apple or 2 medium apples (peeled and chopped into cubes)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon 
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg 
  • ½ tsp salt 
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

For the crumb topping:

  • ½ cup brown sugar 
  • 1 tsp cinnamon 
  • ¼ cup melted butter
  • ⅔ cup all-purpose flour 

Directions: 

  1. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt in a large bowl. 
  2. In another bowl using a handheld or stand mixer, beat the butter, brown sugar and white sugar together until creamy. Then add the eggs, yogurt and vanilla extract.
  3. Add in dry ingredients and the milk, then mix well.
  4. Fold in your apple chunks. 
  5. To make your crumb topping, mix brown sugar, cinnamon, butter and flour until it’s crumbly. Don’t overmix this!
  6. Add the crumb topping on top of the muffins.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 20 minutes.  
  8. You’re done! Enjoy the delicious smell of cinnamon and apples wafting through the air as you wait for them to cool! 

That’s all! Pair these comforting muffins with a nice cup of coffee, and you’ve got yourself a perfect “Gilmore Girls” breakfast! 

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AUGUST 17, 2022


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