Oh these are yummy muffins and really delicious for fall! You can leave these muffins unfrosted and they make a wonderful grab n go breakfast or lunchbox snack. If you want to amp things up a little bit, add the cream cheese frosting and you have something really yummy!
- 1 cup flour
- ¼ cup whole wheat flour
- ⅔ cup brown sugar
- 2 tsp baking powder
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 cup chopped apples
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 2 eggs
- ¼ cup milk
- ½ cup melted butter
- For Frosting:
- 1½ cups unsalted butter, cubed and chilled
- 4oz cream cheese cubed and chilled
- 3 cups powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Start by peeling and chopping your apple - a medium size apple works perfectly for this recipe. Set aside.
- In a medium bowl add the dry ingredients- flour, salt, cinnamon, sugar and baking powder. Set aside.
- In a second bowl whisk together the eggs and milk.
- Add in the vanilla and melted butter (give the butter a few seconds to cool before adding in).
- Mix the wet ingredients into a bowl with the dry ingredients and stir to incorporate. The batter will be somewhat thick.
- Next fold in the chopped apples.
- Pour the mixture into baking cups - filling about ⅔ of the way full. Careful not to overfill or you may have a mess in the oven.
- Bake about 18-20 minutes until golden brown on top and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
- While the muffins cool, you can mix together the frosting:
- Add the butter to your mixer and mix until light and fluffy.
- Add in cream cheese and mix well.
- Slowly add in powdered sugar ½ cup at a time until you get a consistency and flavor you like. About 3 cups is usually right for me.
- Add in vanilla and you are done!
I peeled and chopped my apples but if you prefer you can shred the apple instead. The first time I made this recipe I used (2) medium apples and that was apple overload on the muffin batter. One medium size apple seems to work for me.
If you decide to try these please come back and let me know what you think! The buttercream frosting gives you AMPLE frosting for this recipe so you might cut the recipe in half if you prefer just a little frosting.
And here are a few other recipes that are perfect for fall:
Crock Pot Apple Butter — so easy and absolutely delicious
Apple Rice Krispies treats– fun kid’s treat