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Sweet Apple Muffins

When you make apples into a glaze to make a great oatmeal topper or better yet, make a muffin! Be sure to try these Sweet Apple Muffins for breakfast or a snack.

Ever have apples about to go bad like you have bananas? YES! And I mean Fall, is the season of apples. The smell of an apple glaze simmering on the stove… gosh, it just makes me smile!

sweet-apple-muffins

I’ve been buying large bags of apples because they are much cheaper than buying them individually by the pound.

An apple a day keeps the doctor away, as they say. I add apples to a lot of things like SALAD {you’d swear I eat salads every day, but I don’t. Ok… ok… I do eat them a lot}. But, apples bring such a nice crisp and sweet taste with a crunchy texture to a salad!

I hate throwing away anything, especially food #notwasteful

I had four large Granny Smith Apples looking me in the eye saying, you better eat me today or I am gone tomorrow. I ate one and well… like my style, created a recipe with the others.

I wanted MUFFINS… I wanted to make a sweet muffin.

So, the experiment went DOWN.

I first started by making a glaze {I guess you’d call it that?}.

I quickly found out that this glaze makes an amazing oatmeal topper as well… OH, YES!

The muffins turned out SO good! Even better than I thought!

This recipe is broken down into two parts. First, I start with the glaze and then the muffin recipe. Take note, when you make the glaze it needs to be cooled before you add it tot he muffin mix to prevent cooking the dough before it hits the oven heat. 

Also, you want to make sure not to over mix the ingredients in here to avoid having a dry muffin. Nobody likes that, haha! 

Sweet Apple Muffins

Sweet Apple Muffins

When you make apples into a glaze to make a great oatmeal topper or better yet, a sweet muffin treat!

Prep Time 16 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 51 minutes

Ingredients

  • Apple Glaze Recipe
  • 3 large granny smith apples (approx. 3 cups)
  • 1/4 cup of water
  • 1/3 of a cup of brown sugar
  • 1 tsp of ground cinnamon
  • Muffin Mix Recipe
  • 1-1/2 cups of whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 of a cup of quick oats
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 of a cup of butter softened
  • 3/4 of a cup of plain greek yogurt
  • 1/2 of a cup of coconut sugar
  • 1 tsp of pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp of ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tbsp of baking powder
  • sea salt to taste

Instructions

Glaze Directions:

1. cube the apple into small bite-sized pieces.

2. place all ingredients in a medium saucepan, heat on the stove over medium heat and bring to a simmer.

3. reduce heat to low and let the mixture simmer for 6-8 minutes covered, stirring occasionally until the apples are tender/soft, but not too soft.

4. remove from hot saucepan and let the mixture cool completely (about 30-45 minutes) before adding into the muffin mix.

Muffin Mix Directions:

1. Preheat oven 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

2. Mix all dry ingredients together, except the coconut sugar, in a large mixing bowl.

3. Using a mixer, mix butter and sugar until well combined.

4. Beat in eggs one at a time.

5. Mix in pure vanilla extract and Greek yogurt.

6. Fold the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until well combined.

7. Fold in the cooled apple glaze mixture until combined.

8. Grease a muffin tin with some spray oil.

9. Fill tin ¾ ways full {heaping scoops}.

10. Place in oven and bake for 20-22 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean.

Notes

*ensure glaze is cooled before adding to the muffin mix, so it doesn't start to cook the raw dough*

*at the 20-minute mark insert a toothpick, muffins are done when a toothpick comes out clean.*

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