Muffin Mondays | Apple Pie Muffins

It tastes like a pie! And a muffin! But serioulsy, it tastes like apple pie. Warm apple pie if you eat them hot out of the oven like it did. Two wonderful buttery worlds collide and the resulting muffin is everything you need this Thanksgiving. Thick juicy apples rolled in a sweet spicy mix of cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger. It all comes together to form a delicate muffin. The brown sugar oat crumble on top is the perfect pie (muffin) crust. Make sure to leave your apples in fairly large chuncks so they do not disappear into the muffin. This is afterall all about the apples. I used some beautiful tart honey crisp apples in this muffin.

If the thought of baking a pie for Thanksgiving is a little daunting, then why not bake apple pie muffins instead? I mean who doesn’t love muffins? I do!

Apple Pie Muffins

recipe adapted from My Baking Addition

Ingredients:

2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1 tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
1 egg
¾ cup sour cream
¼ cup milk
½ cup butter, melted
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 ½ cups packed brown sugar
2 cups peeled, chopped apples

for the topping:
½ cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
¼ cup rolled oats
1 tsp ground cinnamon
3 tbsp butter, melted

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line 12 cup muffin pan with paper liners. In a large bowl whisk together flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda and salt. In another bowl whisk together the egg, sour cream, milk, butter, vanilla and brown sugar. Stir until sugar has dissolved. Pour wet batter into dry ingredients and stir until just combined, do not over mix. Gently fold in apples. Fill muffins cups to the top.

In a small bowl stir together brown sugar, flour, rolled oats and cinnamon. Drizzle melted butter over the top and mix until blended. Sprinkle crumble over top of the muffins. Bake in preheated oven for 25 minutes or until the tops of the muffins spring back when lightly pressed. Cool on wire rack. Store at room temperature.


 

3 Comments on Muffin Mondays | Apple Pie Muffins

  1. banana wonder
    November 19, 2012 at 11:20 am (2 years ago)

    What a great combo… Would you call this a puffin?

  2. gastronomer
    November 20, 2012 at 10:53 pm (2 years ago)

    Puffin! Yes! Anna is brilliant. I would be thankful if you brought me a muffin right about now. Thanks!

  3. doctor
    December 4, 2012 at 7:59 am (2 years ago)

    Excellent. You made them so special.

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