Recipe: Perfect Apple Muffins

Apple Muffins.

Apple Muffins You can cook Apple Muffins using 16 ingredients and 11 steps. Here is how you cook that.

Ingredients of Apple Muffins

  1. It’s 1 1/2 cup of all purpose flour.
  2. Prepare 1 1/2 cup of whole wheat flour.
  3. You need 4 tsp. of baking powder.
  4. You need 1/2 tsp. of salt.
  5. You need 2 tsp. of ground cinnamon.
  6. You need 1/4 tsp. of ground nutmeg.
  7. It’s 2 of large eggs, at room temperature.
  8. Prepare 3/4 cup of brown sugar.
  9. It’s 1 cup of milk (regular or buttermilk) at room temperature.
  10. It’s 1/2 cup of oil (canola, vegetable or coconut).
  11. You need 1 tsp. of vanilla extract.
  12. It’s 2 cups of apples, peeled and diced (I used Gala, but any kind is fine).
  13. Prepare of Oat Topping:.
  14. It’s 3 tbsp. of old fashioned oats.
  15. You need 3 tbsp. of brown sugar.
  16. Prepare 1/2 tsp. of ground cinnamon.

Apple Muffins step by step

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F (Unless making mini muffins, in which case preheat oven to 375°F). Spray muffin tin with cooking spray or line with cupcake liners. Set aside..
  2. In a large bowl, toss together the flours, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg until all is combined. Set aside..
  3. In a separate medium bowl, whisk together the eggs and sugar until combined. then whisk in the milk, oil, and vanilla extract. Fold wet ingredients into the dry and mix everything together with a spatula or wooden spoon until just combined. Do not overmix. Fold in the peeled and diced apple chunks..
  4. In a small bowl, mix your oat topping. Simply toss together the oats, remaining brown sugar and remaining ground cinnamon..
  5. Spoon batter into the prepared muffin tins. Fill all the way to the top. Sprinkle the oat topping evenly over the muffin tops and press down gently with your fingers..
  6. Bake muffins at 425°F for 5 minutes (Explanation below) then, keeping the muffins in the oven, lower the oven temperature to 375°F and continue to bake until tops are lightly golden and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean (See at bottom for cooking times depending on what size muffin tin you're using).
  7. Baking at the initial high temperature is what allows the muffin tops to rise so high. Ever since learning this from Sally's baking addiction blog, this is how I always bake my muffins!.
  8. Allow to cool for 10 minutes or so on a cooling rack before serving. Store in an air tight container at room temperature for up to 5 days. Muffins can be frozen also once they are completely cooled, for up to 3 months..
  9. For jumbo muffins: 5 minutes at 425°F then 20-25 minutes at 375°F..
  10. For standard size muffins: 5 minutes at 425°F then 14-16 minutes at 375°F..
  11. For mini muffins: Preheat oven to 375°F to begin with and cook for 10-12 minutes at the same temperature the entire time..