Apple muffin recipe
Apple muffins are one favorite muffins. With Michigan apples out our back door, we have lots of apples we can grab fresh off the tree. The local mills and stores also carry a great selection of baking apples allowing me to make this apple muffin recipe a lot.
My family request, coaxes and pretty much encourages me to make apple muffins above all other muffins I make.
Be sure to use a cooking apple (soft apple) like the granny smith apple or fuji apple, so that they soften while cooking. Cooking apples are great for pies as they cook quickly so you don’t have crunchy apples.
Who in your family loves apples?
- 2 cups flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 large egg
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 stick melted butter (and cool)
- 1 1/4 cup sour cream
- 2-3 small granny smith or fuji apples peeled, cored and chopped into 1/4-1/2 inch pieces.
- 1 tablespoon granulated sugar or white sugar
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
- Spray the muffin tin or use cupcake papers (much easier clean up to use cupcake papers).
- In a small bowl, add the flour, baking powder and salt and chopped apples and mix and set aside.
- In a large bowl, add the egg and whisk until the egg yolks turn a lighter yellow..
- Add the sugar into the egg and mix.
- Add the melted butter (be sure it is cooled and not hot) and mix into the egg and sugar.
- Add 1/2 the sour cream and mix and then add the remainder and mix.
- Pour the dry ingredients into the wet gradually and stirl until incorporated.
- Fill the muffin tins to the top of the liners or top of the muffin tin.
- Sprinkle on top of each muffin with the granulated/white sugar .
- Bake for 30 minutes or until golden brown and the toothpick comes out clean.