A Delicious Apple Muffin Recipe

  • 35 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yield: 12 muffins (12 servings)

All you need is an apple and the ingredients you normally have on hand to make apple muffins. It takes a few minutes to prepare the muffins and then bake them off. Eat them right away or keep them for a few days, as they keep well. 

Looking for a little more insight into which apples are best for this apple muffin recipe? You can choose from any of the following, which are just a few of the best apples to bake with:

When you bake with apples, it is important to keep the texture in mind. The best apples for baking have a sweet, tart flavor and will not fall apart when they are placed in the oven. You don't want them to fall apart when you bake them -- unlike when you make applesauce. Baking apples may typically not taste well raw, but that doesn't mean they won't taste great when they're in a pie, cake or muffin.

What You'll Need

  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil (or butter, melted)
  • 1 cup apple (sweet-tart, cored, peeled, and chopped)

How to Make It

  1. Preheat your oven to 400 F (or Pre-heat the oven to 176 C)
  2. Grease a 12-cup muffin tin or use paper liners.
  3. With a wire whisk combine all of the dry ingredients in a bowl.
  4. In another bowl, combine the wet ingredients.
  5. Chop an apple and add the apple and wet ingredients to the dry ingredients. Stir only until moistened and do not overmix.
  6. Spoon the mixture into your pre-prepared muffin pan.
  7. Bake for 20 minutes or until tested done with a toothpick. Let the muffins cool.

    Good Choices for This Apple Muffin Recipe

    A variety of apples tend to work best in baking recipes, and these are a few of the best choices.

    • Braeburn: A spicy, sweet flavor.
    • Cortland:  These are similar to the McIntosh, and have a tart flavor. 
    • Gala: Mellow sweetness in every gala apple.
    • Granny Smith: Classic green apples that are tart and tangy.
    • Honeycrisp: A very juicy and crisp variety of apples, but they are only available for a limited time throughout the fall. 
    • Jonathan: These are grown in the Midwest states of America.
    • Rome Beauty: These have a beautiful shape that holds well when sliced.  It is mildly sweet. 
    • Winesap:  These tart, spicy apples have a thick skin and work well in applesauce and cider, too. 

    Remember, you can mix a few different types into a recipe for an even broader flavor palette.

    Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
    Calories 148
    Total Fat 8 g
    Saturated Fat 2 g
    Unsaturated Fat 5 g
    Cholesterol 23 mg
    Sodium 228 mg
    Carbohydrates 18 g
    Dietary Fiber 1 g
    Protein 3 g
    (The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)