Monday, May 16, 2011

Muffin Monday - Apple Nut Muffins

This week's muffin comes to us once again from my tried and true copy of Betty Crocker's Cookbook. The kids and I thought these turned out great, but more importantly, the Papa, who isn't particularly fond of baked fruit or nuts, really liked them, too. Woo-hoo!!

Betty's version...

And our version...

Apple Nut Muffins
makes 12 muffins

2 c. whole wheat pastry flour
1/3 c. Rapadura (or brown) sugar
1 T. baking powder
1 t. sea salt
1/2 t. cinnamon
1 egg
1/2 c. butter, melted [Note: This is a corrected amount!!]
3/4 c. milk (raw if you have it!)
1 medium organic apple, diced and unpeeled

2 T. Rapadura (or brown) sugar
3 T. chopped walnuts
1/2 t. cinnamon

1. Preheat oven to 400F and grease muffin tin (we like to use coconut oil).

2. Measure flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon into a large bowl and stir together.

3. In a small bowl, mix together topping ingredients; set aside.

4. Whisk egg in a small bowl; stir in milk. Slowly whisk in melted butter, then add diced apple.

5. Add wet mixture to dry ingredients and stir just until moistened (don't over mix your muffins!).

6. Fill muffin cups and sprinkle tops with topping mixture.

7. Bake about 15-20 minutes or until muffins are a light golden brown.

8. Cool slightly in pan; carefully remove muffins to wire rack.

Bon appetit!

We'd love to know if you give any of our muffin recipes a try. Let us know how they turn out or if you put a different spin on them. :)

This is the 19th installment in what will be, Lord willing, our year-long muffin adventure: Muffin Mondays! 52 Mondays, 52 Muffins. (There are 32 more to come, stay tuned...)

Today's Muffin Monday post is being shared at: Mouthwatering Monday, Healthy Home Economist, Muffin Monday,  Tuesdays at the Table, Titus2sdays, Tempt My Tummy Tuesday, Home Sweet Farm, Far Above Rubies, 2 Maids a Baking, Traditional Tuesday, Healthy 2day Wednesday, Real Food Wednesdays, Living Well Wednesday, Raising Homemakers, Let's Do Brunch, Pennywise Platter, Simple Lives Thursday, Frugal Food Thursday, Fight Back Friday, and Feasting in Fellowship Friday


  1. I've made bananut nut muffins, but never apple nut. What a great combination! Look so good! Thanks so much for linking up at Muffin Monday! Have a fabulous week and hope to see you again next week!

  2. Here's my muffin recipe to share with your readers....

  3. Ohhhh num! This looks like a must try! I am new to your blog and I think I am going to like.......a lot!

    Blessings to your day!

  4. Thanks, gals. Hope you like these as much as our family does! ~Lisa

  5. Those muffins look yummy! Looks like your helper enjoyed her job :)

  6. Stopping by from Titus 2sdays. These look like a must try and very YUMMY! We also keep or ingredients natural & organic! Following you now, look forward to more recipes! BTW, I started a new link up for sharing healthy ideas, suggestions,recipes, going "green" tips, etc. and I hope you'll join me today, Wednesday! add this post! :)(Healthy 2day Wednesdays) Have a great week!

  7. Martha - Yep, she loves to bake! Likes getting her picture in the blog post, too. :)

    Rachel - Thanks for the invite; will link up with you tomorrow!

  8. I love the sound of these - apples and walnuts are the perfect combo! Thank you for sharing them with Let's Do Brunch. Hope you will share some more of your muffin recipes with us in future! Muffins are my favourite breakfast or brunch!

  9. Oh, and I've chosen these lovely muffins as one of this week's featured recipes as well. Hope you will pop by!.html
    And i'm your newest follower too :)

  10. Wow! April, thanks so much for the honor! Will be popping by -- thanks for the invite. :) Blessings, ~Lisa

  11. Anonymous10/10/2011

    Tried this recipe tonight thinking they would be really yummy. Noticed that you had reduced the melted butter to 1/2 of the original recipe, but decided to make the recipe "as written".

    Since whole wheat pastry flour has a stronger taste than all purpose flour and absorbs more liquid as well, we would probably increase the cinnamon to 1 tsp. in the muffin portion and increase the milk or melted butter by 1/4 C in order to get a moister muffin.

    We accidentally chopped the apples fine instead of dicing them and got no apple flavor at all. I am waiting to see if the moisture level increases after the muffins sit for 24 hours.


  12. Maureen, Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment. Our apologies for the mistake on the butter amount in this recipe! The recipe should read "1/2 c. melted butter" rather than "1/2 stick." About your apples having no flavor, we've had apples like that once in a while and have to say that it's truly disappointing when that happens. :(

    As far as the w/w pastry flour, we've grown accustomed to baking with it since we use it exclusively. If one is used to a more cupcake-like muffin, it may take some time to adjust to the flavor and texture.

    Of course, no one likes a dry muffin. We do our best to share only our successes! However, we recognize that everyone has their own opinion of what is good. So sorry our recipe didn't work out for you and hoping you'll try it again with the increased butter amount.

    Blessings, ~Lisa


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