The last couple of weeks I have had some beautiful apples in my produce boxes. Not quite enough to make applesauce or an apple pie though. So I thought, why not try to whip up some apple pie muffins! This recipe calls for brown sugar rather than any white sugar giving them a rich caramel apple flavor. These are not your typical light and fluffy muffins, they are actually dense and really moist, sort of like a pound cake. A perfect treat to enjoy during chilly fall mornings with a big cup of joe. Not that we have had any mornings like that this season in California though. My Halloween decorations are up and I don’t think we have had a day under 90º. This girl is ready to break out her scarves and boots! Nonetheless, I will continue pretending like it’s fall weather when cooking in my kitchen. This weekend I am headed up to Apple Hill for our annual family pumpkin picking trip where I will be sure to get a big bag of apples. My next mission, crock-pot applesauce!
Note: This recipe makes one dozen delicious muffins.
1/2 c brown sugar
7 tbsp flour
1/4 c butter, softened
1 tsp cinnamon
1 1/2 c brown sugar
2/3 c oil
1 tsp vanilla
1 c sour cream
2 1/2 c flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
2 c diced apples
- Preheat oven to 350º.
- Grease your muffin pan or line with paper muffin cups.
- In a small bowl combine all topping ingredients and mix until crumbly. Set aside.
- In a large bowl mix together sugar, oil, egg, vanilla, and sour cream.
- In a separate bowl sift together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt.
- Slowly stir the flour mixture into the batter until combined.
- Add the diced apples mixing until evenly distributed.
- Distribute the batter among the 12 muffin tins. It’s okay if they are fairly full. These do not swell up really big.
- Generously sprinkle the muffins with the topping.
- Bake for 30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted in the middle.
- Allow muffins to cool in pan for 5–8 minutes before removing and then transfer to a cooling rack or cutting board.
12 thoughts on “Recipe—Dutch Apple Pie Muffins”
OMG! I thought today would be a good day to turn the oven on, and I have a TON of apples, so I just made this recipe. SO. FREAKIN. GOOD. I over-did it on the apples a little, and ended up with 18 muffins instead of 12. A problem I really don’t mind having! 😉
That’s a problem you can deal with! I will admit I licked a little raw batter of my finger, I thought it tasted like caramel. Now you have a fabulous treat ready to go for breakfast this weekend. 🙂
Apparantly Warren loves these too! He saw the extra muffins as an invitation to eat them 4 at a time!
Ha ha! How do men have the room for that much food? Jason is the same way. Glad they were a hit with the hubby. 😉
Thank you so much for sharing this recipe, I made them and they are seriously the BEST muffins I have ever had. 🙂
Aren’t they awesome!?!?! They are one of my favorite fall breakfast goodies. Thanks for letting me know. I love reading comments like yours. 🙂
I’ve made them several times and my boys get so excited to see them!
Awesome! Thanks for sharing! This is a recipe I feel like you can smell baking, just by looking at the picture. 😀
My son loves these!!!! Thank you for the recipe. I’ve made them successfully over 6 times now.
Awesome! I am so happy to hear that! Sounds like your kid has great taste! 😉