September 16, 2013

Apple Muffin Recipe

My friend, Kellie, recently shared her apple muffin recipe with me.  I have been wanting to use whole wheat flour more, so I was excited to try it. And September just begs for apple recipes, doesn't it? Let me just begin by saying that my son took a bite, exclaimed, and then ran to me for a hug and to say thank you! With the whole wheat flour, oats, and apples, they are a delicious -and pretty healthy- treat! (My apologies now for the wide spacing in the recipe. In draft it looks normal.)

Apple Muffins

1 cup quick oats
2/3 cup milk (or water)
3/4 cup flour (all-purpose or white whole wheat)
1/2 cup whole wheat flour (or all-purpose or white whole wheat)
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 egg (beaten)
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup oil
1 diced apple (cored, unpeeled or peeled, approximately one cup)

Preheat oven to 400°.  Grease muffin tins or prepare tin with cupcake wrappers.
Mix flours, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon in a medium-sized bowl. In a large mixing bowl, mix oats and milk. Then add the beaten egg, brown sugar, and oil. Mix well. Slowly add the flour mixture. Finally, add the apples. Pour into prepared cupcake liners or prepared tin. (My liners were about 2/3 full.)
Bake for 20-25 minutes.
Remove from oven. Using a knife, tip the apple muffins on their side in the muffin pan. This will allow them to cool without cooking the bottom extra. Allow the muffins to cool for about five minutes, otherwise these are hot! If still too hot to handle wait a bit more. Then remove the liners and enjoy!
*My friend's son has a dairy allergy, so she substitutes water for the milk.
I expect I will make them regularly since they are so good! (I just have to sweep the floor afterwards...my kids are messy!) I don't even feel guilty letting Little Sister (nearly 2) have a whole muffin!

More APPLE Recipes and Fun
~ Annette {This Simple Mom}

6 comments:

  1. I'll have to try this version of the apple recipe, I've got a different one that is no where near as healthy (lots of oil, which I've started subbing for coconut oil).

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  2. Your individual apple pie recipe has become a regular around here. We're making it again this week! :D

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  3. I think I have all these ingredients on hand - so my try to make these - they look so delicious. And on this rainy chilly day I bet they would smell wonderful while baking.

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  4. This sounds great! I love the quick oats in there!

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  5. We are going apple picking this weekend...this is a great recipe to use. Thank you for sharing.

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  6. I love apple muffins and this sound wonderfully. Pinning.

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