Apple Almond Muffins

by Heather on December 24, 2012

Welcome y’all – it’s Christmas Eve!

Apple Almond Muffins from @HeathersDish And, you know, since it’s Christmas Eve and I KNOW that we’re all running around, spending time with loved ones, maybe doing some shopping, and probably hungry for something a little healthier-ish than what we’ve been eating all week (no?  Just me?), I figure I’ll make this one short and sweet.

 

Kinda like these muffins ;)

 

These guys are so good that I could not keep my hands off of them after they came out of the oven.  The apples add just the right amount of sweetness and the almonds on top toast up perfectly so that you get a nice little crunch and a good toasted nutty flavor.  Honestly, even though the timing is perfect, they really are a perfect Christmas morning muffin.

 

A good source of paper-tearing/tape-ripping/box-shredding energy for the whole family!

Apple Almond Muffins from @HeathersDish APPLE ALMOND MUFFINS

Makes 24 muffins

  • 3 large sweet apples (I used a combo of Honeycrisp & Gala), peeled and shredded
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 6 Tbsp butter, melted and cooled (I have also made them with vegetable oil and they work great!)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup sour cream (or plain Greek yogurt)
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp almond extract
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp allspice
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup sliced almonds

Preheat oven to 375.  Line muffin pans with muffin cups and/or spray with nonstick spray; set aside.  In a large bowl whisk together the sugar, butter, eggs, sour cream, vanilla and almond extracts until smooth.  Sift in the flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, allspice and salt and mix until all of the dry ingredients are almost incorporated.  Finish mixing it all together by folding in the shredded apples.  Scoop into prepared muffin pans, filling each cup about 3/4 of the way full.  Sprinkle with sliced almonds and gently press them into the top of the muffin batter.  Bake at 375 for 15-20 minutes, until the muffins are golden brown and a toothpick inserted comes out clean.  Serve warm, at room temperature, or cold – just make sure you eat ‘em!

Apple Almond Muffins from @HeathersDish

Merry Christmas Eve my loves!

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1 Honeywhatscooking December 24, 2012

This looks so good. Love apple muffins, although I am allergic to apples I always use applesauce. :)

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2 Heather December 25, 2012

Oh, I hope you like them and that they don’t make you sick!!!

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3 Shari December 26, 2012

mmmm these look good i try it out

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4 Laurie {Simply Scratch} December 28, 2012

They look incredibly moist {i know I said it}… LOVE!

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5 Aggie December 30, 2012

My kids have been begging for muffins. These can really help me relieve some mommy guilt. They look wonderful.

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6 Julie H. January 4, 2013

I’m making these for a raffle to benefit a sick woman in town- I think they will sell well! So excited!!! :)

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7 Heather January 4, 2013

That’s so great! I hope the raffle goes well!

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8 Joan Slitzer January 14, 2013

My mouth is watering to try this muffin sound great Didn’t see any calorie quote LOL

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9 Petra April 8, 2013

I made them today and they are absolutely delicious. I used EVOO instead of butter and added generous amounts of raisins and dried cherries. Thanks so much for posting the recipe, these will definitely become a staple in our household.

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10 Heather April 8, 2013

OH YUM – I love the changes you made! So glad you liked them!

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