Mom’s Apple Muffins

Dusti and Mom
Cabo San Lucas 2007

Whenever I am asked “Growing up, what was your favorite food or treat that your mom made?” without hesitation I answer “Her apple muffins!” Every time I make them, I can’t help but think of my mom. Since it’s Mothers Day, it’s a perfect excuse to make them, share with friends and remember the countless times we stood in the kitchen eating these muffins warm out of the oven.

This recipe originated in the church cookbook growing up and I can’t even begin to tell you how incredible and unique these muffins taste. I will find any excuse to eat them for breakfast, lunch, dinner or dessert.  I can’t eat just one and neither will you. They really are that amazing and worth every calorie. After the first bite, you would think these were made with a lot of butter, but the truth is there is no butter at all.

Over the years, I’ve made these muffins for numerous friends and their response usually begins with…”These are AMAZING!”

These muffins are a great addition to any occasion and I promise people will be asking for the recipe.

Mom’s Apple Muffins Recipe

Ingredients

3 ½ cups flour
3 cups peeled, finely chopped apples (Granny Smith is best)
1.5 cups sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 ½ cups Vegetable oil
½ cups chopped nuts toasted (walnuts or pecans)
1 teaspoon vanilla
Lemon zest from 1 lemon
Optional: ½ cup coconut powder

Instructions

1. Add muffin liners to two muffin tins
2. Thoroughly combine flour, apples, sugar, salt, soda and cinnamon in a large bowl
3. Stir in oil, nuts, vanilla and lemon zest (Batter will be stiff, but might vary with type of apple used)
4. Fill muffin tins ¾ full, be sure to firmly press the batter into the tins
5. Bake at 350 degrees until toothpick in center comes out clean, about 30 minutes
6. Makes 2 dozen

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Mom's Apple Muffins

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Serves: 24 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 4.0/5
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Ingredients

  • 3 ½ cups flour
  • 3 cups peeled, finely chopped apples (Granny Smith is best)
  • 1.5 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 ½ cups Vegetable oil
  • ½ cups chopped nuts toasted (walnuts or pecans)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Lemon zest from 1 lemon
  • Optional: ½ cup coconut powder

Instructions

1. Add muffin liners to two muffin tins
2. Thoroughly combine flour, apples, sugar, salt, soda and cinnamon in a large bowl
3. Stir in oil, nuts, vanilla and lemon zest (Batter will be stiff, but might vary with type of apple used)
4. Fill muffin tins ¾ full, be sure to firmly press the batter into the tins
5. Bake at 350 degrees until toothpick in center comes out clean, about 30 minutes
6. Makes 2 dozen