Whole Wheat Apple Muffins

Posted on September 23, 2013
Hi Everybody! I hope you are all having a good Monday and a good beginning to the fall season! To celebrate the first day of fall yesterday, my husband and I took a long walk down the nature trail that starts right behind where we live. It was a beautiful evening and as we walked down the little path in the woods, there were hints of the upcoming season all around us; the crisp air, the cool breeze, and the leaves beginning to turn bright red and orange and yellow. Besides getting some much needed exercise and fresh air, it was the perfect way to end the weekend and spend some time together! Today, I wanted to stop by and share these Whole Wheat Apple Muffins with you. They are super quick and easy to make, and are so good to grab for breakfast in the morning or enjoy with your tea or coffee. I love the texture and earthy flavor that the whole wheat flour adds, the juicy bursts of flavor from the tart apples and how moist the yogurt makes these muffins. A little taste of fall in every delicious bite!
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WHOLE WHEAT APPLE MUFFINS
(Adapted from The Smitten Kitchen and Emeril Lagasse)
*Makes about 16 muffins*
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YOU WILL NEED
MUFFINS
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 tbs ground cinnamon
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup light brown sugar
1 egg
1 stick (4oz) unsalted butter, softened
1 cup plain white yogurt (or buttermilk)
2 apples
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TOPPING
1/4 cup light brown sugar
2 tbs all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
2 tbs unsalted butter, melted
1/4 cup walnuts, chopped
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DIRECTIONS
1. First, sift together the whole wheat flour, all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, ground cinnamon and salt in a medium sized bowl. Set it aside, and combine the brown sugar, granulated sugar and butter in your electric mixer bowl, until you have a smooth, creamy mixture. Add in the egg and the yogurt (or buttermilk if you are using that instead of yogurt) and mix again. Then, add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients in three parts and mix until you have a smooth batter.
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2. Next, preheat your oven to 375 deg F and line your muffin pans with muffin liners. Peel, core and dice your apples and mix them into the muffin batter using a wooden spoon. Set it aside, and prepare your topping by mixing all the topping ingredients together until you get a crumbly mixture. Spoon the batter into your prepared muffin cups, filling each until it’s about 2/3 of the way full, and evenly divide the topping mixture between them, sprinkling it on top of the muffin batter. Bake for 17 – 20 minutes, or until they are golden brown and an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Let cool for a couple of minutes before eating.
Happy Baking, Everyone!

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20 Comments

  • Reply emjay September 23, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    These look delicious! I’ll definitely be making these as soon as I go apple picking!

    • Reply Maria September 24, 2013 at 8:43 am

      Thanks so much! I hope you love these!! I’m hoping to go apple picking soon too because I have so many apple recipes that I want to make! 🙂 Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!

  • Reply Michelle September 23, 2013 at 5:48 pm

    Stopping by from Recipe Sharing Monday. I have that Fall baking itch and these muffins look like just the right cure.

    • Reply Maria September 24, 2013 at 8:43 am

      I hope you love these apple muffins, Michelle! Have fun with all your fall baking, it’s my favorite baking season! 🙂 Thanks for stopping by, have a great day!

  • Reply Zainab Mansaray September 23, 2013 at 6:53 pm

    Your weekend sounds perfect! These muffins are the best way to celebrate fall..love it!

    • Reply Maria September 24, 2013 at 8:44 am

      Thanks! Baked goods are always the best way to celebrate whatever season it is 😉

  • Reply Mary Lenaburg September 23, 2013 at 9:10 pm

    these look so very yummy! can’t wait to try them.

    • Reply Maria September 24, 2013 at 8:45 am

      Thanks, Mary! I hope you love these apple muffins! Thanks for stopping by, have a great day! 🙂

  • Reply Monika September 24, 2013 at 5:02 am

    hi!
    delicoius little cakes.I like it with apples:)

    m

    • Reply Maria September 24, 2013 at 8:45 am

      Thanks, Monika! These apple muffins are so easy to make and are so good! Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day! 🙂

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  • Reply Heather Kinnaird September 24, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    I LOVE apple muffins! they look delicious

  • Reply kumars kitchen September 25, 2013 at 4:25 am

    wow….yum yum yum yum yum….gorgeous apple muffins 🙂

  • Reply marty (A Stroll Thru Life) September 25, 2013 at 10:27 am

    Oh I will definitely make these. Thanks so much for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  • Reply Ambreen (Simply Sweet n Savory) September 25, 2013 at 10:41 am

    Hi Maria! These apple muffins look wonderful with walnut and cinnamon topping. I’m definitely going to try these. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  • Reply Natalie Buehler September 25, 2013 at 12:55 pm

    Visiting from Pinterest Power Party 🙂
    Thanks for sharing the great recipe, Pinned.
    x
    Natalie
    Marigolds’ Loft

  • Reply Msmoozy September 26, 2013 at 4:09 am

    Thanks for sharing, looks awesome and can not wait to try it out. 🙂

  • Reply Sara September 26, 2013 at 10:16 pm

    Stopping by from the TGIF Link Up! These look yummy AND healthy! Thanks for sharing! Have a great weekend!
    http://plethoraoponderings.blogspot.com/

  • Reply Deborah Warren September 27, 2013 at 8:49 am

    I can imagine the flavor in my mouth as I take a bite of this wonderful muffin! Great Recipe! Thanks for sharing at the all things blog hop! Deb @ Kneaded Creations

  • Reply Laura@bakinginpyjamas September 28, 2013 at 3:58 pm

    Those muffins look perfect and full of delicious apples. Visiting from Link Party Palooza.

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