Monday, November 12, 2012

Maple Apple-Walnut Muffins {Muffin Monday}

Today's recipe is a modification of our Maple Pecan Muffins which we shared here back in February 2011. This time we added a chopped gala apple and substituted lightly toasted walnuts for the pecans. By special request, we sprinkled on a tiny bit of cinnamon sugar before baking, and the results were delicious. Happy Monday, everyone!

Maple Apple-Walnut Muffins
makes 12 muffins

2 c. whole wheat pastry flour
1 T. baking powder (aluminum free, please)
1/2 t. sea salt
1/2 c. walnuts, chopped and lightly toasted
1/3 c. real maple syrup
1/4 c. butter or coconut oil, melted
1 egg
2/3 c. milk
1 t. vanilla
1 chopped gala apple (or apple of your choice)

Preheat oven to 400F and lightly grease muffin tin; we recommend coconut oil. In a mixing bowl combine flour, baking powder, salt, and pecans.

In another bowl beat egg slightly then whisk in melted butter, maple syrup, milk, and vanilla.

Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients, but don't stir to blend in all the flour just yet as you still need to add the chopped apple.

Fold in chopped apple being careful not to over mix!

Fill muffin cups 2/3 full and bake until golden -- ours took about 15 minutes. Check with a toothpick to be sure they're done.

Allow to cool for a minute or two in the pan before removing muffins to finish cooling on a wire rack. We recommend you try one while they're still warm (with butter, of course), although they're still delicious even at room temperature.

Bon appetit!

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  1. I love your Maple Syrup bottle with the old timey label! And think you should sell your Vanilla Syrup just as it is in your picture! :)

    Love you, Mom,

    1. Aren't you the sweet one, dear daughter. :) I bought that maple syrup from someone on Etsy who no longer sells it (otherwise I would have included a link), and just to let you know, a bottle of our homemade vanilla extract is set aside for shipping to you this week. Isn't it weird how the counter color is so different between the two shots? Cannot figure out why that is...

      Love ya back, Mom :)

  2. This looks so good! I found you through Frugal Days. I would LOVE for you to come share at my Farm Girl Blog Fest:
    Fresh Eggs Daily

  3. These Look Delicious! Thank you for sharing your recipe with us.

  4. This looks terrific. Cannot wait to try this recipe. Yum. Come and visit us. We are having a wonderful giveaway this week - $75 swank bag from Pick Your Plum.

    1. Thanks for the kind complement. Hope you enjoy these!

  5. These look wonderful! Thank you for sharing with us at Healthy 2Days Wednesdays! have a great week.

    1. Thanks! I always learn something new at the linkup party. :)

  6. What lovely seasonal muffins :) I like that you can use whole wheat flour, and also the use of the maple syrup as an unrefined sweetener and for the flavour it adds.

    1. Thanks, April. :) The maple syrup really does add a delicious flavor to these muffins. Hope all is well with you and yours! ~Lisa

  7. These look great and I love your pictures!
    I would love to have you share this on Thursday at Tasty Traditions:

    1. Thanks for the invite! See you Thursday. :)

  8. Those look so delicious! I love all the healthful ingredients. Thanks so much for sharing at Artful Tuesdays!

  9. I am hoping to make your yummy looking muffins soon! I do not see apple in your ingredients list. Is it just one chopped apple? Thanks!

    1. Well, how big of an oops was that? Thanks, Lisa, for pointing out my omission! Yes, just one apple. We used gala since it's what we had on hand, but really, any apple will do. Happy baking! ~Lisa :)


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