This time of year we are always trying to keep up with our apple tree. We have an apple tree in our yard that produces tons of apples each Fall. In an effort to use them in different and interesting ways, we have made Apple Cookies and Apple Crisp. Recently we used some backyard apples in this Apple Muffins Recipe. The only thing better than making yummy apple muffins is making them with some some little kitchen helpers.
I am excited to be participating in the Kids’ Kitchen Monthly Blog Hop once again. Each month, I am joining some of my favorite kid bloggers, sharing recipes that are perfect to make with kids. This month, we are each sharing recipes using Apples or Pumpkins.
Why these apple muffins are amazing
- Yummy apples in every bite
- The flavor of apples and cinnamon is so comforting
- Easy to make with kids
- baking powder
- large egg
- brown sugar
- apples - any baking apples work well such as granny smith apples
How to make apple and cinnamon muffins
For this recipe, I used my basic muffin recipe and made a few tweaks to account for the addition of the apples and some other spices.
Pour the flour, baking powder, salt and a dash of cinnamon into a medium bowl and stir to combine.
Measuring and mixing have always been some of my kids' favorite kitchen activities. So I gave my daughter a whisk and let her mix the egg, sugar, brown sugar and milk in a large bowl.
Next, stir in the cooled, melted butter. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix to combine.
I peeled and chopped some apples into small pieces and we added them to our batter. Peeling and chopping is an adults only job in our house.
Once we mixed up the batter for this Apple Muffins Recipe, we scooped it into a 12 cup muffin pan. You can use cupcake liner muffin cups if you want or just grease a muffin tin.
You'll need to let these muffins cool a bit on a wire rack before eating, but they are amazing when served still a bit warm.
These muffins make great snacks for lunch boxes! The cinnamon apple flavor in the muffins can't be beat.
Apple Muffins Recipe
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
- Pour the flour, baking powder, salt and a dash of cinnamon into a bowl and stir to combine.
- In another bowl, beat the egg and add the sugar, brown sugar and milk. Mix. Stir in the cooled, melted butter.
- Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix to combine. Fold in 1 cup of peeled and chopped apples.
- Fill your muffin tin with cupcake liners or grease with cooking spray and fill each ¾ full with the batter.
- Bake at 375 degrees for 20 minutes.
This nutritional information is approximate and was calculated using online calculators. Your nutritional information may vary depending on numerous factors.
Frequently asked questions
You can try this recipe with a variety of apples. Granny Smith are good as are any used in baking.
Brown sugar helps to keep moisture in a muffin and that is why I add it to this recipe. Also, the apples in this muffin recipe help keep the muffins moist.
You can store the muffins at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 4 days. I like to put a paper towel in the bottom of the container before placing the muffins inside. You can also store these in a container in the fridge for up to 7 days.
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For more recipes to make with kids using Apples or Pumpkins check out:
Kids’ Kitchen: Apple Pie Dessert Pizza | Sugar, Spice & Glitter
Pumpkin Scones | Royal Little Lambs
Yummy Gluten-Free Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins | Living Montessori Now