Simple Apple Muffins

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 40 mins

These muffins are great before school or for weekend breakfasts. Recipe source: Bon Appetit (November 1984)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 325-degrees F.
  2. Grease muffin tins or use paper liners.
  3. In a large bowl, blend 3/4 cup brown sugar, oil, egg and vanilla with a wooden spoon.
  4. Add flour, baking soda and salt.
  5. Stir in apple and buttermilk and mix throughly until combined well.
  6. Spoon batter into prepared muffin tins.
  7. In a small bowl combine remaining 1/4 cup brown sugar with remaining ingredients (walnuts and cinnamon).
  8. Sprinkle over muffins.
  9. Bake for 30-40 minutes or until muffins are browned and toothpick comes clean when inserted in middle.


Most Helpful

These muffins were really nice! They had a great flavour, very cinnamony and full of fruit. Also they were easy to make and your baking time was spot on. I doubled the recipe for a party I was bringing the muffins to and made a few changes due to personal preference: Used only half the oil called for and only quarter the sugar. Made up for the missing liquid with milk, which worked out nicely. My only complaint about this yummy recipe would be that the vanilla unfortunately didnt quite come through as much as I had hoped it would and it only yielded 20 muffins doubled. Other than that I really enjoyed these tasty treats as did all the party guests. :) THANKS SO MUCH for sharing with us, ellie_! Made and reviewed for Veggie Swap #19 February 2010.

Lalaloula February 22, 2010

Yum! These were just amazing and although you state the nuts are optional, I would say that they make all the difference. My daughter is allergic to walnuts so we used chopped almonds instead. I also baked the batter in a bar pan, instead of making individual muffins. The batter seemed very runny and I decided to make life easier and just tossed it all into one pan. The result was just fantastic and I'm tempted to do it like that again!! Thank you for a fabulous recipe, ellie!

HappyBunny May 24, 2009

These are moist and filled with apples. I substituted 1/2 cup of flour for whole wheat, replaced 3/4 of the oil with applesauce, and added 1/2 tsp of cinnamon to the batter.

Canadian_in_the_Bay December 06, 2007

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