Monday, April 9, 2012

Molasses Apple-Nut Muffins {Muffin Monday}

Happy Monday, everyone, and welcome to our latest Muffin Monday post!

The weather here has definitely taken a turn for the better; we've been enjoying sunshine for the past few days and have accomplished quite a bit around the homestead (which our rosy cheeks & noses can attest to). After Easter services yesterday, I raced home to put my frittata in the oven (we hosted a small group for brunch after church) and was delighted to see my kitchen window thermometer reading 62 degrees -- yes! I am beyond happy that spring has definitely (and finally!) arrived here in Dole Valley. :) With the nice weather comes work, and lots of it, but we've still got to eat, right? (Nice segue to today's muffin recipe, huh?)

From our kitchen to yours...bon appetit!

Molasses Apple-Nut Muffins
makes 12

1/2 stick real butter, softened
1/3 c. molasses
1/4 c. Rapadura sugar (or brown sugar, packed)
1 egg
1/4 c. milk
2 c. whole wheat pastry flour
1 t. baking soda
1 t. cinnamon
1/2 t. allspice
1/2 t. sea salt
1/2 c. chopped nuts (we used pecans)
2 small apples, finely diced (about 1 cup)

Preheat oven to 375F and either grease muffin cups with coconut oil or line with paper baking cups. Measure all ingredients except apples and nuts into a large mixing bowl and beat well using an electric mixer; scrape sides of bowl as needed.

Fold in apples and nuts, then divide batter evenly into prepared muffin pan. Bake for 15 - 20 minutes; check with a toothpick to be sure they're done. Cool muffins several minutes before removing from to wire rack.

And, yes, you must have one warm with butter. :)

Visit our Muffin Monday page for more tasty muffin inspiration. :)


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  1. Anonymous4/09/2012

    I have this recipe!!!! It is just delicious...all those nice apple pieces - yum :)

    Peace be with you today my friend,


    1. Thanks for dropping by, Maria. :)

  2. They look yummy as always, Lisa. Hope you don;t mind - I mentioned your Muffin Mondays in my post on Monday. :)

  3. This muffin recipe sounds great! I just looked at your Muffin Monday page- you have a wonderful selection and they all look beautiful!
    My blog is gluten free but all of my recipes can be converted easily to "regular" flour if you don't have issues with gluten. I just posted one a week or so ago that you might like that is made with Amaretto. I hope you will stop by and say hi. Andrea

    1. Thanks for your kind words as well as the invite, Andrea. :) Blessings! ~Lisa

  4. Muffins looks delicious, I made a cake with this recipe awesome. Thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop.

    1. You're so welcome! Thanks for stopping by,


  5. Your Apple Nut Muffins look wonderful. I always enjoy the lovely rich flavour of molasses. It's a rainy windy morning here and I would love to have one of these with a cup of tea right about now! Blessings, April x

    1. Muffins with tea is a perfect combination on a such a morning, April. Thanks for dropping by, ~Lisa :)


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