Apple Spice Muffins #SundaySupper

Apple Spice Muffins | Warm, apple-filled muffins full of fall flavor!

I’m blogging with the folks over at #sundaysupper again this week, and this week’s theme is Fall Foods! When I think of fall, I think of Thanksgiving. When I think of Thanksgiving, I think Apple Pie. Not quite having all the resources nor the want to make an apple pie, I decided on muffins. I love muffins, and they’re a great quick breakfast- easy to freeze and then reheat when you want them.

I adapted a muffin recipe from Sally’s Baking Addiction, not quite being up to developing a recipe completely myself.  Three tests in a week kind of knocks everything else out of you! Sally’s recipe is simple, foolproof, and makes soft, moist, high-domed muffins. Here’s how: First, you fill the muffins all the way to the top- not just 2/3 of the way full. Then, the muffins are baked at two different temperatures- at 425˚F for the first 10 minutes, then at 350˚F for the remaining 10-15 minutes.

Apple Spice Muffins | Warm, apple-filled muffins full of fall flavor!

Having limited resources and a small budget, I adapted the recipe for what I had on hand. I halved the recipe, used butter instead of oil, and brown sugar instead of white to make up for the loss of moisture from omitting the oil. I also added in some apple pie spice- since these are apple spice muffins, after all. I didn’t have any baking powder, so I used baking soda- another reason I used brown sugar. Baking soda needs an acid in the recipe to react to, such as a citrus, or in this case, molasses which is found in brown sugar.

These are warm, homey muffins full of fall flavor! These are a must for september and october early mornings.

Apple Spice Muffins
Warm, fluffy muffins full of apples and spices. Perfect for freezing and reheating on cool early mornings.
  • 1 cup chopped apple (about one small apple)
  • 1 and ½ teaspoons apple pie spice, divided (1 tsp + ½ tsp)
  • 1 and ½ C all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ c brown sugar
  • ½ C milk
  • ¼ c butter, melted (1/2 stick)
  1. Preheat oven to 425˚F. Line a muffin tin with cupcake liners.
  2. toss apple pieces with 1 teaspoon of the apple spice.
  3. in a medium bowl, toss together flour, salt, baking soda, and the remaining ½ teaspoon of apple pie spice.
  4. In a small bowl, mix together egg and brown sugar. Add in milk and butter. Fold wet ingredients into dry ingredients and mix in apples.
  5. Fill prepared muffin tin to the top of each cup.
  6. Bake at 425˚F for 10 minutes before reducing to 350˚F for another 10-15 minutes. Tops should be firm but not hard, and a toothpick inserted into the middle should come out clean. Let cool before serving.

Check out the rest of the fall foods from this weeks #sundaysupper!

Amazing Breakfasts, Brunches, and Breads

Outstanding Soups, Starters and Sides:

Comforting Main Dishes:

Decadent Desserts:

Tasty Drinks:

36 Comments on Apple Spice Muffins #SundaySupper

    • faith
      September 23, 2013 at 4:36 pm (6 years ago)

      I’m a stress baker, so something sweet usually gets made when I have tests. It was my reward to myself for getting through the week! Thanks Dorothy!

  1. Tammi @ Momma's Meals
    September 22, 2013 at 8:51 am (6 years ago)

    Nothing like an Apple Spiced Muffin on a cool crisp Fall day! Love your substitutions!

  2. Jennie
    September 22, 2013 at 9:15 am (6 years ago)

    These muffins look amazingly moist and delicious!

    • faith
      September 23, 2013 at 4:31 pm (6 years ago)

      Thanks Nicole!

    • faith
      September 23, 2013 at 4:31 pm (6 years ago)

      Thanks Shannon, let me know how they are when you try them!

  3. Liz
    September 22, 2013 at 2:26 pm (6 years ago)

    I want this for MY breakfast!!!

  4. Sarah
    September 22, 2013 at 7:39 pm (6 years ago)

    These totally remind me of the ones my mom and I would make after apple picking. Perfect Fall food!

  5. Martin D. Redmond
    September 22, 2013 at 7:45 pm (6 years ago)

    Oh my those look delicious! Love apple muffins with fall spices!

    • faith
      September 23, 2013 at 4:30 pm (6 years ago)

      Thanks Sarah!

    • faith
      September 23, 2013 at 4:30 pm (6 years ago)

      Mine too, these are almost gone already! Thanks Angie!

    • faith
      September 23, 2013 at 4:29 pm (6 years ago)

      I’m a stress baker, so I usually end up with some sort of sweet when I have a lot of tests. And the photos were done at 11pm with artificial light on Saturday, but it was still worth it. 🙂 Thanks Nancy!

  6. Hezzi-D
    September 24, 2013 at 6:24 am (6 years ago)

    I love apple muffns, they are the perfect cool fall morning breakfast.

  7. Amanda @ Marocmama
    September 29, 2013 at 8:55 am (6 years ago)

    I got some apples here in Morocco that look like they should be tart apples but ended up being sweet. Have been looking for a great muffin recipe to try with them! Looks great!
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  8. Tina @ Tina's Chic Corner
    September 29, 2013 at 8:58 pm (6 years ago)

    It’s awesome how you made these muffins your own, whether it was based on budget or not. These muffins sound delicious and perfect for this time of year. 🙂
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  9. Jocelyn @ BruCrew Life
    September 30, 2013 at 12:39 am (6 years ago)

    I would need a yummy treat like this if I had 3 tests in one week too!! Just reminds me of how much I do NOT miss school!! 😉 These muffins look and sound great!
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