These were amazing. We couldn't stop eating them!! My first batch didn't rise very well either, but the second batch was perfect! I had put the batter in the fridge inbetween batches, so next time I will mix it up and put it in the fridge for about half an hour before pouring into the muffin pan. I also cooked the second batch for about 35 minutes, while the first one was only 25 minutes.
Gotta agree with all of the great reviews on this recipe. I made these the other day and got 18 regular-size plus 12 mini muffins. Following other reviewers' suggestions, I decreased the brown sugar in the batter to 1 cup, grated the apples rather than dicing, added 1 tsp cinnamon, and also added 2 tsp baking powder to the batter. Unfortunately, my muffin tops still didn't rise even with adding the baking powder. I definitely recommend adding the cinnamon to the batter. Out of the oven and on the same day I made them, they didn't seem quite sweet enough to me with only 1 cup sugar, but after another day or so the sweetness was at a pretty good level. In the future I'll probably try with the original amount of 1.5 cups just to see which one my family likes better. To get 2 cups grated apples I needed to use 3 Granny Smiths. Thanks for posting! UPDATED to say that I made these again tonight and would rate them 5 stars for taste, but I had the same two problems with my new batch as I did with the first batch. First, mine still did not rise to have a nice rounded muffin top for some reason. Secondly, both times I have made these, the delicious topping sunk to the bottom of the muffin on most of them (except for the mini ones I made). I'll probably stick to making these in mini form in the future since that gave me the least hassle. I really wish they had worked a little better for me. The taste is great though! Thanks again for posting!!!
Great muffin recipe. I made them vegan by using margarine and an egg replacer. I also made a half batch and got 9 fair sized muffins. Adding cinnamon to the batter is a really good idea. A very nice moist muffin.
These were a great change to my traditional boring breakfast. We all agree this is a keeper to be made again!
The best indeed!
Wow! These are so yummy! I added the 1tsp of baking powder like some of the other commenters did. They are perfect.
My kids really liked these. I even reduced the brown sugar in the muffins to 1 c and it was plenty sweet for us. We used white whole wheat flour and added some cinnamon and baking powder (1tsp) in the muffin batter, as well. As one poster suggested, we added oats to the topping. I didn't have any problem with sticking, but I use silicone muffin pans which I LOVE. They just pop right out. This is a GREAT recipe and even better when you can adjust to suit personal preferences. Thanks so much for posting!
yes these certainly are the best ever. I did use paper liners in the muffin tins but would advise against this. They kinda stuck on there a little too well, and I think the brown bottoms would be nicer anyway. Made as directed and got 18. Next time as one reviewer suggested, I'll toss some baking powder in to get a higher rise. Great recipe. Thanks!
OMG These are so good! I only used about 1 T of oil and the rest applesauce...Delicious! I got 12 full size and 13 mini muffins. My 2 year old has already eaten 2 mini ones!