It’s that time of the year again.  I love smelling the sweet aroma of spices and baked apples floating from my kitchen and permeating the entire house.  Whether fall or winter, I like to kick off my seasonal mood by whipping up a batch of apple muffins.

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It just feels cozy, like home.  That smell of apple pie, apple cinnamon oatmeal, apple cake, apple anything!  Even if I don’t bake, I’ll usually find an apple and cinnamon spice or pumpkin pie scented candle just to make my home smell like baked goods.  May as well bake, right?

Years ago when I originally wrote and shared this post, my oldest daughter  (then age 11) had reached that stage where she loves to explore her new sense of independence in the kitchen. She had been asking to bake something different every night, and although my waistline suffered greatly as a result, I let her have free reign of the kitchen for the sake of tapping into her interests.

Our favorite turned out be the dessert I’m going to share with you again.  This time I’m sharing this recipe with a twist!  I’ll be bringing my youngest daughter, Zoe, (now nine years old) on board to help out with the Apple Muffins Recipe.

You can even watch how we do it on the YouTube video!

If you have an occasional (or year-round!) sweet tooth and you like apples, this recipe paired with a glass of apple cider will make you pretty happy.  I’m positive.

The Apple Muffins Recipe

Pictured below are the ingredients we used.

We are using: flour, sugar, salt, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, vegetable oil, 2 eggs and five apples.

Apple Muffins Ingredients

  • 2-3 large apples
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2-34 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/3 cup flour (we used whole wheat)
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cloves
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 2 eggs

How we made them 

My daughter washed and cut the apples into small bite-size pieces, then popped them in a bowl and into the microwave to make them softer.

We sifted the dry ingredients together, and the wet ingredients were combined separately (along with the apples).

Pour batter into muffin tins, bake on 350 until brown.

I promise you, if you love muffins and apples, you will be delighted!

These muffins were extremely moist and delicate, and the apple filling literally melted in my mouth.  It was all I could do to keep from stuffing my face with more.

This is a favorite in our home (and reminds me of apple pie but without the crust).

You could dish this up with a little side of ice cream or dress it down a bit with less sugar- but the spices bring this muffin to life no matter what you do with it.

Happy Autumn and Winter!

About Demetria Zinga

Demetria is a homeschooling mom and "mompreneur" who lives in Silicon Valley with her husband, two daughters, and a Shih-Tzu. She currently runs two podcasts for moms, blogs, writes music, and spends lots of time at coffee shops. Her goal is to be an encourager and motivator of women, helping them to find success and joy in homeschooling, business, and motherhood.

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