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Apple Muffins Recipe

It’s that time of the year when all I can think about is the sweet aroma of spices and baked apples floating from my kitchen and saturating the house. That means it’s time for some apple muffins!

Apple Muffins Recipe from Hip Homeschool Moms

If I don’t bake, then I’ll find an apple and cinnamon spice or pumpkin pie scented candle to make up the difference. I love to bake, and I love getting my girls involved in baking with me even more.

This year my oldest daughter (age 11) has reached that stage where she loves to explore her new sense of independence in the kitchen. Lately she’s been asking to bake something different every night, and although my waistline has suffered as a result, I let her have free reign of the kitchen for the sake of tapping into her interests (not to mention, I really do like having someone bake me chocolate chip cookies!).

Last week’s dessert was by far my favorite- so I’m going to share a great recipe my daughter found and baked, and we loved it!

If you have an occasional (or year-round!) sweet tooth and you like apples, this recipe paired with a glass of apple cider will make you pretty happy.

 

Apple Muffins
 
Ingredients
  • 2 to 3 large apples
  • ¼ cup water
  • ½ to ¾ cup brown sugar
  • 1⅓ cups flour (or whole wheat flour)
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp ground cloves
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
Instructions
  1. Wash and cut apples into bite-sized pieces. Microwave to soften (if desired).
  2. Sift dry ingredients together in a bowl.
  3. Mix wet ingredients and apples in a separate bowl.
  4. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix just until combined.
  5. Pour batter into muffin tins lined with paper liners, and bake at 350 degrees until browned.
My daughter washed and cut the apples into small bite-size pieces, then popped them in a bowl and into the microwave to make them softer.

She sifted the dry ingredients together, and the wet ingredients were combined separately (along with the apples). Then she added the dry ingredients to the wet and mixed them just until they were combined.

apple muffins

She poured the batter into muffin tins lined with paper liners, and she baked them at 350 degrees until they were browned.

Apple Muffins I promise you, these muffins were so moist and delicate, the apple filling literally melted in my mouth. I think it will become a new favorite in our home. It reminds me of apple pie, and you could easily dress it up with a side of ice cream or dress it down with a bit less sugar. The spices bring this muffin to life no matter what you do with it! Enjoy, and have a happy autumn.

About the author

Demetria

Demetria and her family currently make their home in Northern California on the beautiful Monterey Peninsula, where it’s never too cold and never too hot. She and her husband and two daughters enjoy songwriting and music, cozily reading at Barnes and Noble, and playing a good game of Uno attack. Demetria has been blessed to be a work-at-home, eclectic homeschooling mama for for six years. She spends her time encouraging other homeschooling moms of faith at her blog and podcast, and also loves reading, singing, cooking, designing blogs, and having her favorite mocha at Starbucks. Enjoy Demetria’s podcasts & find her around the web at Christian Homeschool Moms

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  • These look so good and I would love to make them today!! I, however, am terrible at tossing ingredients together without some type of measurement and I don’t want to screw these up!! Do you have an idea of about how much of everything was used?? Thanks!

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