Apple Almond Muffins are loaded with fresh chunks of apple, then topped with sugar and sliced almonds. A simple fall muffin recipe everyone will love.
Now that school is back in session, I like to keep a batch of muffins in the freezer. My kids can just grab a couple, heat them for a few seconds in the microwave, and they have a yummy breakfast that can be eaten as they head out the door.
These apple muffins freeze up nicely, although you have to be gentle with them or the almonds tend to slide off. I like to place them in a single layer in a large rectangle container with an airtight lid.
Because these muffins have chunks of apple in them, the batter is very stiff. That helps it support the weight of the apples. Instead of being light and fluffy like some muffins, they have more of a pound cake texture.
I actually overcooked this batch a little, but the apples helped them stay moist. Adding the sugar to the top makes them so pretty, and I love the crunch from the sliced almonds!
How to make apple almond muffins:
1- Cream butter and sugar, then add the eggs and flavorings. Stir in the chopped apples.
2- Whisk together the dry ingredients and stir gently into the apple mixture.
3- Scoop batter into greased muffin tins and sprinkle with sugar and sliced almonds.
4- Bake at 375° for 15-18 minutes or until lightly browned
If you’re looking for a simple fall muffin recipe, give these a try! If almonds aren’t your thing, you can substitute another type of nut like pecans. I think coconut would be tasty as well!
Handy products for making apple almond muffins:
– Apple peeler: I’ve had some peelers that hurt my hand, but this one has a comfortable grip, and it peels really well.
–Sliced almonds: I’ve heard that Costco has sliced almonds for a good price, but my Costco doesn’t carry them, so I buy them on amazon.
Hand mixer: Creaming together butter and sugar is much easier with a sturdy hand mixer. I love my Cuisinart.
Apple Almond Muffins
Recipe adapted from Bunny's Warm Oven As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn a small amount from your purchase, no cost to you.
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 290Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 57mgSodium: 291mgCarbohydrates: 45gFiber: 1gSugar: 28gProtein: 4g
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Recipe adapted from Bunny's Warm Oven
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