Apple Spice Muffins

Apple Spice Muffins

This is a fun post to write – not only because I’m excited about sharing these delicious muffins, but also because it’s part of a virtual baby shower for a blogging friend of mine! Jen from My Kitchen Addiction is expecting a little baby girl and some fellow bloggers are celebrating by participating in a blog version of a shower.  Jen is one of the sweetest girls I’ve met through this whole experience and I am so excited for her. I decided to bring these apple spice muffins to the event - not only because they taste really good, but also because they are an adaptation of a recipe Jen posted recently! I shared her recipe for spiced zucchini apple muffins in a recent Friday Favorites post, and I just couldn’t wait any longer before trying them.

These muffins are perfect for Fall. They are perfectly sweet and full of warm Fall spices. I love the texture that the shredded apple gives them, and the flavor is absolutely perfect. I’ve made plenty of apple muffins in previous years, but suffice it to say, these are now my favorite. So thanks, Jen for a wonderful recipe, and I hope you enjoy your shower! :)

Apple Spice Muffins

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Ingredients:

2 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ginger
1/4 tsp cloves
1/4 tsp nutmeg
2 cups shredded apple
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup applesauce
1/4 cup canola oil
3 eggs, lightly beaten
1 tsp vanilla

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350. Line muffin tins with paper cups and set aside.

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and spices. In a separate bowl, mix together the apple, sugar, applesauce, oil, eggs and vanilla. Stir the wet mixture into the dry mixture until just combined. Be careful not to overmix. Fill the muffin cups 2/3 full and bake for 20 – 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let the muffins cool in the tin for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Be sure to check out the other participants! :)

Bluebonnets & Brownies | Raspberry Lemon Fruit Dip
Sugarcrafter | Sweet Potato Cake with Honey Buttercream
My Baking Addiction | Mini Pumpkin Pies
Simple Bites | English Eccles Cakes
Stetted | Roasted Red Pepper and Caramelized Onion Dip
Food for my Family | Homemade Pear Italian Sodas with Cardamom Cream
eat. live. travel. write. | Goat Cheese and Tomato Tartlettes
Gimme Some Oven | Creamy Caramel Apple Dippers
Dessert For Two | Caramel Apple Cookie Cups
Bake at 350 | Soft Sugar Cookies for a Baby Shower
A Thought For Food | Fingerling Potato Salad
TidyMom | Apple Pomegranate Spritzers
i am baker | Advice to a New Mommy
Healthy Green Kitchen | Guacamole with Pistachios
Tracey’s Culinary Adventures | Caramelized Onion, Gruyere and Bacon Spread
What Megan’s Making | Apple Spice Muffins
Cookin’ Canuck | Gorgonzola Cheese Cups with Pear & Hazelnut Salad
Bellalimento | Frozen Berry Shortcake
Shugary Sweets | Caramel Apple Truffles
GoodLife Eats | Coconut Lemon Banana Bread

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28 Responses to “Apple Spice Muffins”

  1. 1

    Sweet Potato Cake with Honey Buttercream and A Baby Shower for Jen | Sugarcrafter — September 20, 2012 @ 8:00 am

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    Roasted Fingerling Potato Salad - A Thought For Food — September 20, 2012 @ 8:01 am

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    Roasted Red Pepper and Caramelized Onion Dip | stetted — September 20, 2012 @ 8:27 am

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    Rachel Cooks — September 20, 2012 @ 8:36 am

    I love that you adapted one of Jen’s recipes–perfect! They look so good!

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    Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction — September 20, 2012 @ 10:13 am

    Thanks so much! I am speechless reading through all of the amazing baby shower posts. I am so lucky to have great friends like you!

    And, I love the adaptation of the muffins… Your version looks so delicious, and I’m so glad you enjoyed the recipe! Now I want to make another batch for myself :)

  12. 12

    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts — September 20, 2012 @ 10:32 am

    These muffins look amazing. I have yet to do muffins with apples, need to get on that :) What a great line up for the shower!

  13. 13

    Natalie @ Free Range Human — September 20, 2012 @ 10:43 am

    These muffins look wonderful! I love everything about fall!

  14. 14

    sally @ sallys baking addiction — September 20, 2012 @ 12:02 pm

    a perfect addition to an autumn baby shower! Real life or virtual. You really cannot go wrong with apple muffins! I love everything about the fall and its flavors. these are the perfect way to start a chilly autumn morning Megan!

  15. 15

    Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes — September 20, 2012 @ 5:01 pm

    So perfect for a fall baby shower! I just love fall so much :)

  16. 16

    bridget {bake at 350} — September 20, 2012 @ 7:57 pm

    Ooo….I can almost taste all of those spices right now! I love muffins….are there people who don’t?…and these look delicious!

  17. 17

    Aimee @ ShugarySweets — September 21, 2012 @ 7:36 am

    What a perfect treat to bring to the shower. LOVE.

  18. 18

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    Brian @ A Thought For Food — September 21, 2012 @ 11:22 pm

    I’m so ready to dig into some tasty apple treats… starting with these muffins!

  20. 20

    Tracy — September 23, 2012 @ 2:06 pm

    These muffins are absolutely beautiful! Thank you for bringing them to Jen’s virtual shower, I just know she’s going to be making them soon! :-)

  21. 21

    Amber | Bluebonnets & Brownies — September 23, 2012 @ 9:53 pm

    Megan, thank you so much for joining us in Jen’s virtual shower. I am going to make these muffins THIS week. I need breakfast inspiration, and these babies are absolutely perfect!

    • megan replied: — September 24th, 2012 @ 6:55 am

      Thanks for including me! And I hope you like the muffins :)

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    Mimi — September 29, 2012 @ 9:15 pm

    Did you use sweetened or unsweetened applesauce?

    • megan replied: — October 2nd, 2012 @ 6:49 am

      I used sweetened – if you use unsweetened, you may want to add a little extra sugar.

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