Welcome to my blog! Today I’m going to share a recipe for one of my family’s favorite baked treats: Apple Muffins. My kids love helping me make these muffins and they always come out of the oven perfectly moist and full of flavor.
Whenever I make these, I’m reminded of my daughter Emily who loves to help me measure the ingredients. I also love watching her lick the bowl clean after we mix up the batter. It’s a great way to spend time together in the kitchen.
Now, let’s get to the recipe! When making apple muffins, it’s important to use good quality apples. I prefer using Granny Smith apples because they have a tart flavor that pairs nicely with the sweetness of the muffins. Also, be sure to use a light hand when mixing the batter. This helps keep the muffins from becoming dense.
Here’s the recipe:
-2 cups all-purpose flour
-1/2 cup granulated sugar
-2 teaspoons baking powder
-1/2 teaspoon baking soda
-1/2 teaspoon salt
-1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
-1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
-1 cup applesauce
-1/2 cup vegetable oil
-1 large egg
-1 teaspoon vanilla extract
-2 cups finely chopped Granny Smith apples
1. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C). Grease a 12-cup muffin tin or line with paper liners.
2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the applesauce, oil, egg, and vanilla extract until smooth.
4. Gradually add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Gently fold in the chopped apples.
5. Divide the batter evenly among the prepared muffin cups. Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow the muffins to cool in the pan for 5 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely. Enjoy!