My husband picked some apples this week. I came home one day and there they were, a whole box of them in the garage. We were later sitting together that night and he says, “Hey, how about making some apple muffins with those apples out there?” The shared thought of warm apple muffins coming out of the oven, smelling of cinnamon and brown sugar hung in the air between us. Sometimes moments like that make for the best recipes.
1 1/2 C. flour
1 1/2 t. baking soda
1 t. baking powder
1 t. ground cinnamon
1 t. ground allspice
1/2 t. ground nutmeg
2 large eggs
1 C. brown sugar
1 stick of butter, melted OR 3/4 C. apple sauce
3/4 C. rolled oats
4 large apples or 6 small apples, seeded, skinned and shredded small
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
In a large mixing bowl, add all the ingredients in order as you see them above. Work batter together using a rubber spatula.
Lightly spray your muffin tins with spray cooking oil. Using an icecream scoop, scoop batter into muffin tin until they are only half way full. They will rise and be beautiful when they come out of the oven.
Put them in the oven for 20 minutes to bake. When they are done, remove them from the oven to the counter to cool slightly. Using a spoon, gently work them free and place them on a cooling rack. Enjoy them warm or cool.