The apple trees are blooming! Sitting under a flowering fruit tree is absolutely stunning to look at and full of life, as the pollinators buzz around. These blossoms will magically become the fruit in the next few months. Each year year I like to gather a few flowers to add to some delicious Apple Cinnamon Blossom Muffins. These edible flowers are delicate and light in flavor and are often made into jelly. I prefer the apples over the blossoms for eating, so only a handful are gathered for the muffins.
Apple Cinnamon Blossom Muffins
2 cups all-purpose flour (I used a gluten free flour blend)
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 -2 apples diced
1/2 cup (1 stick) of butter, room temperature
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 cup milk
Handful of freshly picked apple blossoms *Be sure to gather flowers from trees free of pesticides!*
Optional – Add a 1/4 cup of dandelion petals or additional apple blossom petals to the batter. To do this, gently snip the green part from the petals.