Apple Cinnamon Muffins (Ultimate Recipe Swap: Apples)

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Apples are a year-round staple at our house. They are a quick-prep snack and easily portable. And, apples in Fall, fresh from a local tree, are the best.

Last year I bought 3 huge boxes of apples on killer sale and then processed them in different ways: Nanna’s Apple Pie, Slab Apple Pie, Crockpot Applesauce, Chausson aux Pommes, and apple slices. This month I am really looking forward to heading to our old stomping grounds and buying boxes of See Canyon Apples.

Today’s recipe, however, makes use of dried apples. It’s what I had on hand when I went to bake something appley. The family really liked these muffins.

I took my Mix and Match Muffin Recipe and tweaked it for apples. LOVE a multipurpose recipe!

Apple Cinnamon Muffins

Makes 24 muffins

3 cups unbleached flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup sugar, brown sugar, or sucanat
1/2 cup oil
1 cup milk
1/2 cup plain yogurt
2 eggs
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon orange zest
1 cup diced, dried apples
Cinnamon Sugar: 2 Tablespoons cinnamon mixed with 1/2 cup sugar

Preheat oven to 350 °. Line (24) muffin tin with papers or spray with nonstick cooking spray. In large mixing bowl, combine, flours, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and sugar. (If preparing as a mix, simply combine all these ingredients in a ziptop bag, label well, mark with the wet ingredients and baking instructions.)

In a separate bowl, combine oil, milk, yogurt, and eggs. Whisk to blend. Add cinnamon, orange zest, and diced apples. Add wet ingredients to dry. Fold gently until mostly moistened, but still lumpy.

Fill each muffin cup with 1/4 cup batter. Sprinkle generously with cinnamon sugar. Bake 25 – 30 minutes or until tester comes out clean.

Curious about freezer cooking? Consider purchasing my cookbook, Not Your Mother’s Make-Ahead and Freeze Cookbook from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or your local bookstore. It’s chock full with over 200 freezer-friendly recipes, planning pages, shopping lists, cooking plans, and basic and advanced how-to’s to making freezer cooking work for any home, family, and lifestyle.

How about you? What do YOU do with them apples?

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  1. I am hoping to go apple picking soon so I can make applesauce in the crock pot! The kids look forward to that every year!

  2. that sounds like an awesome recipe!! And, I just happen to have dried apples in my cupboard :0)

  3. I also hope to go apple picking soon, and maybe even can some applesauce. I linked up with an apple bread pudding recipe I concocted earlier this week, but forgot to put my blog name in. Oops!

  4. I love fall and all the wonderful smells and spicy recipes with apples! :)

  5. I had some veggies from the farmers market a few weeks ago and I used apples in a variation of Sunrise muffins – Apple Carrot Raisin Bran Muffins. They were excellent. I also have some rhubarb that I’m going to combine with apples in a pie. Yum!

  6. Yum! I wish I had had this post a week ago when I was cooking for Rosh Hashana! I actually used your slab apple pie recipe for one of our desserts, but I baked it in ready made shells. The topping was divine! Thanks for the inspiration :) I shared in the linky my favorite all-time Rosh Hashana apple recipe — apple challah. We look forward to it all year.

  7. Thanks for sharing such delicious apple recipes! And I agree, apples from a local tree (I get mine at our farmer’s market) really do taste best. Thanks for hosting!

  8. I linked up an old apple pie recipe. I hope that’s ok:-)

  9. Yum. All those apple recipes sound delicious. They are just coming into season here in NYC, so I look forward to enjoying lots of them soon.

  10. We went apple picking last weekend for the first time this season, so glad to see all the yummy recipes to use my apples up with.
    Thanks for hosting!
    ~Liz

  11. sorry don’t mean to sound dumb, but how do you go about making dryed apples?

  12. I am looking forward to checking out all of these apple recipes! Yum! Thank you for hosting today! :)

  13. Apples, apples, apples! I had a neighbor share their harvest with me… so I made Slow Cooker Apple Sauce, Apple Crisp and Apple Streusel Muffins. What a great theme this week!

  14. Do you think the recipe would work using fresh, diced apples?

  15. Just picked some apples last weekend…right now I’m making apple cider pumpkin spread and it smells so good!!!

  16. I just bought a lot of apples yesterday at the Farmers Market and was wondering what I was going to do with all of them. I see lots of great recipes to choose from this week. Thanks for hosting, I am linking up with Italian Sausage with Apples and Onions.

  17. Fried apples! Melt butter in a pan, add peeled & sliced mild apples, sprinkle sugar over, and let them cook until they caramelize. Oooh so good! Great with pork as a side dish.

    For the tart ones, we cut them in slices and toss them in pineapple juice then make make a toffee/cream cheese dip. WARNING – don’t make this when you’ll be left alone with it, take it to a party or gathering because people devour it! It’s 1 (8-oz.) package cream cheese, softened; 1 (8-oz.) package toffee bits; 3/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar; 1/2 cup granulated sugar
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    1. Stir together all ingredients until well blended. Serve immediately, or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 5 days.

  18. A few years ago, I made this INCREDIBLE apple cake with an internet recipe. I lost the bookmark and can’t find a similar recipe anywhere. I remember that I had to dice 4-6 apples and boil them. Does anyone have a recipe with those directions in them??

  19. Thanks!! I am so excited to try several of these recipes! Going to buy a few bushels this week!!

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