Delicious and moist apple muffins with tart apple, cinnamon and ginger. Perfect fall treats you can have it as breakfast or as dessert.
How was your week, here it is so cold and rainy, yes it has been continuously raining for two days. So we did our shopping on Saturday and rest of the shopping was done by hubby during Sunday and Monday.
While coming back in the car, my daughter asked for cupcakes or muppins (muffins). I told her I will make apple muffins for her. She got extremely happy and even tried to help make the muffins. I made apple muffins with granny smith apples.
If you ask me what the difference between muffins and cupcakes is, I have discussed it in this post here in Three cheese carrot bell pepper savory cupcakes. One thing I found that, there is no frosting in a muffins.
Yes that is the uniqueness of a cupcake. This apple muffin is quite easy to make and only need few granny smith apples. Yes they survive the baking very well. You can also use Gala, Braeburn, Rome, Jon Gold, Honey Crisp, and SweeTango apples in these muffins. I added chopped apple into them. If you don’t like chopped apple in your muffins, you can even grate and add to them.
The most important spice you need to add to this muffin is cinnamon and ground ginger, yes apple and cinnamon goes well together. For this recipe along with apples, flour, sugar, cinnamon and vanilla, you’ll just need some butter, milk, baking powder, salt, and eggs. If you don’t have any eggs in your recipe try to add some apple sauce or apple butter.
I adapted the recipe from here, I skipped the cinnamon sugar topping, thought it will increase the sugar content of the recipe. My daughter and son enjoyed them; it is such a delight to see those peeking apple pieces in each muffin.
First toss together diced apples and 2 teaspoons of flour, cinnamon and ground ginger to coat apples in a separate bowl.
Spice coated apple
Cream butter and sugar and then add egg
Gently fold in flour mixture, alternating with milk. Stir until just combined.
apple muffin batter
Fold in apples
Transfer into muffin tins
After baking at 375 F for 25 minutes.
I used cupcake liner so that my kids can handle them, you can skip that part and just grease the muffin tin itself. This apple muffins is in a must try at least one time category. You are going to love them to the core.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour + 2 teaspoons for coating apples
- 1½ teaspoons baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon +11/2 teaspoon cinnamon for coating apple
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- 2 cups diced apples
- ½ cup 1 stick unsalted butter, room temperature
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- ½ cup milk
- Preheat oven to 375 F. Line the muffin tin with cupcake liner, if you want you can grease them well with oil and coat with layer of flour.
- Sift together flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon in a medium bowl. Set aside.
- Toss together diced apples and 2 teaspoons of flour, cinnamon and ground ginger to coat apples in a separate bowl. Set aside.
- Cream butter and sugar together until it is pale in color, about 3 minutes.
- Add an egg, one at a time, taking care to fully incorporate before adding the other. Mix in vanilla.
- Gently fold in flour mixture, alternating with milk. Stir until just combined.
- Fold in diced apples and scoop mixture into prepared muffin tins, filling about ? to ¾ full.
- Bake until a toothpick or skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean, about 25minutes.
- Once muffins have baked, keep them in tilted position for 5 minutes
- and then remove from the muffin tin. Once it is completely cool serve.
This is Swathi ( Ambujom Saraswathy) from Zesty South Indian Kitchen who loves to explore cuisines from all over the world. Whenever possible I try to to give an Indian touch to several of the world cuisine, and has weakness for freshly baked bread. All the recipes you see here are created by me and approved after taste-test by my family.