October 1, 2012
All the delicious flavors you love about apple pie in a delicious, healthy muffin recipe.
Sound like magic? It tastes like magic too, I can’t wait to share this Fall Apple Pie Muffin recipe with you.
After a summer break from baking fall always brings me right back to a baking frame of mind. The aroma of cinnamon, apple and spices fill my kitchen with warmth…and children wanting to sample the goods.
How to Make Healthy Apple Muffins
This simple recipe doesn’t require pulling out the mixer. Just a large mixing bowl, spoon and little stirring muscle. The batter is thick, but the muffins are surprisingly light. If you don’t have apples on hand pears work well too.
Related: Pear Muffin Recipe
I promised you an easy recipe, and that’s exactly what this is! Grab your mixing bowl and let’s get started.
Like most recipes, start by preheating your oven so it’s nice and hot when you’re ready to bake.
You’ll only dirty one bowl, which makes clean up an absolute breeze. Dump all the dry ingredients in a bowl and combine. Then add the wet ingredients and stir with a spoon until well mixed.
Add the mixture to your muffin tin, evenly dividing between 12 muffin compartments
Put them in the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes until golden brown.
These apple spice muffins are great for a quick snack, or side in your lunch packing arsenal. My kids love muffins in their lunchboxes and this one makes the perfect lunchbox snack.
And when you are done with these, be sure to whip up a batch of my Coffee Cake Muffins. These are made with a cinnamon swirl and are absolutely delightful.
Apple Pie Muffins
- 2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
- 2 tablespoons ground flaxseeds
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ⅓ cup maple sugar, or granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ⅛ teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 2 tablespoons melted butter
- ⅓ cup milk
- ⅔ cup chopped apple, about 1 apple
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- In a large mixing bowl combine dry ingredients; flour, ground flaxseeds, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. Add in applesauce, melted butter, milk and chopped apples. Stir until well combined.
- Divide the batter evenly among muffin cups.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes, until golden brown.
- Allow to cool and store in an airtight container.