Apple Whole Wheat Muffins (King Arthur Flour)

Recipe by blucoat
READY IN: 45mins




  • Preheat the oven to 375°F Grease and flour a 12-cup muffin tin, or line with papers and grease the insides of the papers.
  • Mix together the flours, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon, and set aside. In a separate bowl, cream the butter and add the granulated sugar and 1/4 cup of the brown sugar Beat until fluffy. Add the egg and mix well; stop once to scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl. Mix in the buttermilk gently. (If you over-mix, the buttermilk will cause the mixture to curdle.) Stir in the dry ingredients and fold in the apple chunks.
  • Divide the batter evenly among the prepared muffin cups, sprinkling the remaining 1/2 cup brown sugar on top. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean. Remove from the oven, cool the muffins for 5 minutes in the tin, then turn them out onto a rack to finish cooling completely.


“These are moist, dark, and delicious muffins from the King Arthur Flour Company. They keep well, are made of 1/2 whole wheat flour, and have brown sugar sprinkled on top for a crunchy texture. If you don't have buttermilk, you can use regular milk + 1 tbsp. of lemon juice or white vinegar. The recipe says it makes 12 muffins, but I usually get about 18. It's a very adaptable recipe and also works well with applesauce and oil rather than butter. You can also throw in 1/4 cup of walnuts, if you like.”