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Apple Breakfast Muffins Recipe

Easy apple breakfast muffins that are quick to make and delicious. The perfect recipe for those busy mornings when you need breakfast on the go!

apple breakfast muffins in tulip wrappers on red plaid towel

Before we get started talking about these apple breakfast muffins, I have a little back story to share. When my kids were young, I wasn’t very good at breakfast. I wasn’t one of those moms who got up early and made pancakes before school. (Does anyone really do that?) My daughter wasn’t a breakfast eater anyway, and my son was perfectly satisfied with a bowl of cereal. Or at least I thought he was. If I had known how easy it is to make a healthy but homemade breakfast, I think I would have been better at it. Or at least I would like to think so.

apple breakfast muffins in baking pan

These muffins are easy and quick to throw together. They are moist and when you hit a bite of apple, it’s like hitting the jackpot. They don’t have anything weird in them that kids wouldn’t like. In fact, I would say they are very kid friendly. I wish I could go back, make these for breakfast and hear what my kids had to say. Of course I can’t, so I’m sharing them with the hope that someone out there does it for me. Here’s the recipe…

Easy apple breakfast muffins that are quick to make and delicious. The perfect recipe for those busy mornings when you need breakfast on the go!

Apple Breakfast Muffins

These easy apple breakfast muffins are quick to make and delicious. The perfect recipe for those busy mornings when you need breakfast on the go!
5 from 1 vote
Course: Bread, Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 muffins
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 48 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 Tablespoons butter softened
  • 3 Tablespoons applesauce
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 1/4 cups Flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 large apple finely chopped

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Prepare a muffin pan with Baker's Joy or muffin liners.
  • In a large mixing bowl combine the butter, applesauce, sugars, milk, vanilla and egg.
  • In a separate bowl, combine the flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda.
  • Add dry mixture to the butter/sugar mixture and mix well. Scrape the bowl a few times.
  • Fold in apples.
  • Using a 2 in. scoop, fill muffin vessels almost to the rim. Use a heaping scoop and you should come out with 12 muffins.
  • Bake 18 - 20 min. or until a knife inserted comes out clean.

Notes

by Ann Drake
On Sutton Place
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baked apple breakfast muffins on red plaid towel

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Apple Breakfast Muffins Tips

  • I made a dozen regular sized muffins but you could make mini muffins for smaller servings.
  • I used Honeycrisp apples and they worked well. I didn’t peel them and they stayed firm in the batter.
  • I considered putting a streusel topping on the muffins, but that would definitely cut down on the healthy factor. If you aren’t worried about that, then I think any sort of streusel would be amazing.

closeup of apple breakfast muffins on red plaid towel

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