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Apple Spice Muffins #SundaySupper

Apple Spice Muffins | Pixiedustkitchen.com 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 | Pixiedustkitchen.com 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
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Warm, fluffy muffins full of apples and spices. Perfect for freezing and reheating on cool early mornings.
Ingredients
  • 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)
Instructions
  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: