Adapted from: Iowa Girl Eats, Apple Crisp Muffins
What beautiful weather we are having in New York. Sunny days and cool nights. Perfect weather for apple picking! I have 3 kids who are always looking for some fun adventure. While apple picking is certainly a mix of “fun adventure” and “crazy long lines with hoards of people”, one thing is for certain, you come home with more apples than you can eat in a lifetime! Here is a great muffin recipe that uses chunks of apples as well as applesauce.
¼ cup butter (4 tablespoons), melted and cooled slightly
¼ cup non-fat Greek yogurt
½ cup white sugar
½ cup brown sugar
¼ cup unsweetened applesauce
1½ cups flour
½ teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
1½ cups apple, peeled and small diced (about 2 apples)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a large bowl mix together butter, yogurt, sugars, and applesauce. Then add egg and vanilla (mixture might look slightly curdled). In a separate bowl, using a fork, stir together flour, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. In a smaller bowl, add apples and 2 tablespoons of flour mixture. This will help the apples not to sink to the bottom of the muffins. Add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients in two batches, until just combined. Do not over mix. Spray a mini muffin pan with cooking spray. Using a small ice cream scooper or two spoons, scoop batter into the muffin pan filling them about ¾ of the way full. Bake for about 10 minutes or until the tops are lightly golden and springy. Cool on a cooling rack.