Simple Apple Muffin Recipe

Simple Apple Muffin Recipe
This simple apple muffins recipe is satisfying anytime of the day.  We've been eating them all day long.  Try them and see for yourself.

Right before bed, I got the idea to make something special for my husband to eat on his long commute into work.  I had a small, Gala apple on the counter and just enough roasted pecans to make apple muffins. So, that's what I did.

This apple muffin recipe is not sugary sweet.  The chopped apple and roasted pecans give the muffin a little chew, without making it feel like an energy bar.  I went light on the cinnamon and nutmeg.  I was taking into consideration someone's stomach that is awake at four o'clock in the morning.  At that time of in the morning, the tummy needs a little something easy, full of goodness, but not too heavy, and doesn't distract from the first cup of coffee.  Am I over thinking this?

HERE'S ALL IT TAKES

Wet ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1 fresh egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Dry ingredients:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 small apple, peeled, cored & chopped
  • 1/2 cup toasted pecans

Preheat oven 400ºF degrees. Grease bottoms of muffin cups.

In a small bowl, whisk the wet ingredients.  In a medium bowl, mix all the dry ingredients together and make a well in center of bowl.  Pour in wet ingredients and slowly stir together until the dry ingredients are moistened.  Do not over mix the batter.

For the mini-muffin pan, I used a small (1 tablespoon) scooper, for uniform muffins.  This recipe made 24 mini-muffins plus 2 regular size muffins; or 12 regular muffins.

Bake the MINI-muffins 10-12 minutes.

Bake REGULAR size muffins 18-20 minutes.