And just like that, the fall chill has snuck its way into the air, the leaves have changed, and our summer growing season is gone. And though we may be finishing up with the tomatoes, peppers, and zucchini, we are still harvesting from the beautiful world around us. We are blessed with an abundance of apples, and it's one of my favorite fall things to bake with. Not only are they delicious, but baking with them warms the house and fills it with such a wonderful aroma that screams, "Autumn is here!".
These apple muffins are naturally sweetened, and are such a delicious and easy snack that you can feel good feeding your family. If you have some extra apples and are itching to bake this weekend, I really recommend these muffins!
Grease a muffin tin with butter, or line with cupcake liners. Set aside.
In a large bowl, mix dry ingredients together. In another bowl, mix wet ingredients, and then slowly incorporate them into the dry ingredients. Stir only until mixed; it's important not to overmix the batter. Add in the apples, again only stirring until incorporated. Fill up each muffin 1/2 -3/4 of the way full. This batter should be enough for 12 muffins.
*If you want a little extra sweetness, you can sprinkle brown sugar on the tops of the muffins before baking. It's not necessary, but it does add a crunchy, sweet top layer that my family loved!
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Allow the batter to sit and rest while the oven is preheating. This will help get that nice dome on the muffin. Bake for 20 minutes and allow to cool completely before eating.
What's your favorite fall dish to make?