All you need is an apple and the ingredients you normally have on hand to make apple muffins. It takes a few minutes to prepare the muffins and then bake them off. Eat them right away or keep them for a few days, as they keep well.
Looking for a little more insight into which apples are best for this apple muffin recipe? You can choose from any of the following, which are just a few of the best apples to bake with:
When you bake with apples, it is important to keep the texture in mind. The best apples for baking have a sweet, tart flavor and will not fall apart when they are placed in the oven. You don't want them to fall apart when you bake them -- unlike when you make applesauce. Baking apples may typically not taste well raw, but that doesn't mean they won't taste great when they're in a pie, cake or muffin.
- 2 cups flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup milk
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil (or butter, melted)
- 1 cup apple (sweet-tart, cored, peeled, and chopped)
- Preheat your oven to 400 F (or Pre-heat the oven to 176 C)
- Grease a 12-cup muffin tin or use paper liners.
- With a wire whisk combine all of the dry ingredients in a bowl.
- In another bowl, combine the wet ingredients.
- Chop an apple and add the apple and wet ingredients to the dry ingredients. Stir only until moistened and do not overmix.
- Spoon the mixture into your pre-prepared muffin pan.
- Bake for 20 minutes or until tested done with a toothpick. Let the muffins cool.
Good Choices for This Apple Muffin Recipe
A variety of apples tend to work best in baking recipes, and these are a few of the best choices.
- Braeburn: A spicy, sweet flavor.
- Cortland: These are similar to the McIntosh, and have a tart flavor.
- Gala: Mellow sweetness in every gala apple.
- Granny Smith: Classic green apples that are tart and tangy.
- Honeycrisp: A very juicy and crisp variety of apples, but they are only available for a limited time throughout the fall.
- Jonathan: These are grown in the Midwest states of America.
- Rome Beauty: These have a beautiful shape that holds well when sliced. It is mildly sweet.
Winesap: These tart, spicy apples have a thick skin and work well in applesauce and cider, too.
Remember, you can mix a few different types into a recipe for an even broader flavor palette.