maple apple muffins

September 29th, 2009

Ohhhh boy, it’s apple season! I just dipped my toe in the water with the apples this week and only picked up two, which limited my options a little as to what I was going to make, but I like a challenge. This recipe for maple apple muffins immediately grabbed my attention with the “maple apple”, then when I saw that I had enough apples, I was sold. They’re the perfect recipe to welcome apples back.

In addition to being a perfect combination of flavors, these muffins are a snap to make. In fact I whipped them up last night and I think it took me about 10 minutes (15 tops) to make the batter, add 15-20 minutes in the oven and that’s it. I love how indicative of fall this recipe is. Oats, maple, cinnamon and apple. Just typing those ingredients makes me want to sit on the couch with a blanket and a mug of warm apple cider.

Not long after I began I had a lovely tin full of golden muffins and the scent of cinnamon and apples filling my kitchen. The muffins are moist, with cinnamon flecked throughout and chunks of apple adding little juicy bites. There’s an optional topping that’s a combination of maple syrup and powdered sugar, but for once in my life I decided against the extra sweet. Whatever you decide, it’s the perfect way to start a fall day.

maple apple muffins
from recipe girl

1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup quick-cooking oats
2/3 cup granulated sugar
1 Tablespoon baking powder
1½ tsp ground cinnamon
½ cup milk
1/3 cup butter, melted
¼ cup maple syrup
1 large egg, slightly beaten
2 cups apple chopped & peeled into 1/2″ pieces
12 pecan halves

glaze (optional):
1/3 cup powdered sugar
2 Tbs maple syrup

Preheat oven to 400°F.

1
Grease 12-cup muffin tin or line with paper liners.
2
In a large bowl, whisk together dry ingredients (through cinnamon)
3
In a small bowl, mix milk, butter, syrup and egg; stir into dry ingredients and mix just until moistened.
4
Fold in apples.
5
Fill prepared muffin cups to the top. Top each with a pecan half. Bake 18 to 20 minutes or until muffins test done. Cool in pan for 10 minutes before removing to wire rack to cool completely.

Comments: 18 Total

  1. Hayley

    September 29, 2009 at 7:27 am

    ohhh these look yummy .. and the other day I actually had a dream where I called my daughter ‘mint julep’ …

  2. maggie

    September 29, 2009 at 8:41 am

    I love the idea of maple in these! And apples are getting good now.

  3. Lori @ RecipeGirl

    September 29, 2009 at 8:52 am

    They look great! Glad you enjoyed :)

  4. Sylvie

    September 29, 2009 at 9:24 am

    Great muffins for autumn.

  5. Allyson

    September 29, 2009 at 10:10 am

    Making these this afternoon! It just got really chilly in Chicago and I can’t think of a better reason to heat up my kitchen than with these perfect fall muffins.

  6. Betsy

    September 29, 2009 at 1:05 pm

    I’m so gluten-freeing these up! They look really good!

  7. Hannah

    September 29, 2009 at 2:28 pm

    Oh, these look wonderful! I’m going to have to try them out soon.

  8. ABowlOfMush

    September 29, 2009 at 8:54 pm

    Yum, just my kind of muffin! I love apple and maple together! Your photos are lovely!

  9. Ashley from NC

    September 30, 2009 at 4:57 pm

    These are just delicious and especially perfect after a really bad Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. Thank you for cheering up my first week of Autumn!!!

  10. Michelle

    September 30, 2009 at 6:01 pm

    I love your blog!

  11. Kelly

    September 30, 2009 at 6:13 pm

    i’m so happy everyone is excited about these tasty little treats…

    ashley-
    i’m sorry you’re having a bad week. i hate it when that happens, but i’m glad to cheer you up! i hope the rest of the gets better!

  12. Katie

    October 6, 2009 at 9:31 am

    Oooh yum! These look delicious. May have to head to the apple orchard this weekend and test them out! Love your photography too :)

  13. tia

    October 10, 2009 at 1:35 am

    wow… maple apple is enough to grab my attention too!!!

  14. karen ge

    October 23, 2009 at 11:37 pm

    It’s wonderful !

  15. zoe

    March 1, 2010 at 6:39 pm

    I had only one egg in my fridge so was really glad to have found this delicious recipe. I added some orange blossom water for extra flavour!

  16. links london

    April 6, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    some orange blossom water for extra flavour!

  17. Michelle

    September 5, 2011 at 10:30 am

    Wow – can’t believe this is over 2 years old! Just stumbled upon your recipe as it’s now the beginning of apple season here and I was looking for a good snack for my son for school. Thank you!

  18. Erin R

    January 26, 2012 at 11:29 am

    I just made this after looking in my Google Reader archives for a quick recipe that I could make without buying additional groceries. I used a pear and an apple, and it was just as quick and delicious as promised. Thanks!

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