Norsk Apple Muffins

"A classic Norwegian apple cake often served for afternoon coffee inspired this simple, moist and flavorful muffin. These are a real favorite around my house."
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12 muffins




  • Heat oven to 375°F Stir together flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon in medium bowl.
  • Set aside.
  • Combine sugar and butter in large mixer bowl.
  • Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy (1 to 2 minutes).
  • Stir in eggs and lemon peel.
  • Continue beating, scraping bowl often, until well mixed (1 to 2 minutes).
  • Stir in flour mixture by hand just until moistened.
  • Gently stir in apples.
  • Spoon into greased or paper-lined muffin pans.
  • Sprinkle sugar and almonds evenly on top of each muffin.
  • Bake for 18 to 22 minutes or until lightly browned.
  • Let stand 5 minutes; remove from pans.

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  1. Nanners
    This recipe will be going into my "Coffee and Friends" cookbook, which is filled with never-fail, delicious baked goods to serve company. I followed the recipe exactly, and the muffins turned out perfect. The texture is like moist cake, and the lemon and apple flavors are both present without overpowering eachother. Everyone loved them. Thank you!
  2. Mel608
    Man oh man are these ever delicious! so glad i came across these :) Didn't have a lemon so used 2 1/2 tsp of lemon juice instead -- oooh if these are traditional norwegian muffins i'll have to surprise my mother with these! Thanks for posting :)
  3. Tulip-Fairy
    Doubled this recipe at my school cookery club and the childen loved them. Recipe was as always very easy to follow, result was a flavoursome muffin with a portion of fruit...ideal for the children's snack. We made them totally by hand as we didn't have a mixer. We managed to get 9 large muffins out of one batch. Thanks Marie Edited to say: I forgot to mention we didn't have any butter so we had to used vegetable oil and they were still fantastic
  4. CulinaryQueen
    Marie, these were divine! Very moist, probably because I used 1 1/2 cups of apple. I also added a handful of raisins and I put the almonds in the batter instead of on top. I also added a bit of nutmeg and mixed spice. Thanks! T~
  5. robnjenb
    These are incredible muffins - and today I'm substituting chocolate chips for the apples, for a weekend treat!


  1. robnjenb
    These are incredible muffins - and today I'm substituting chocolate chips for the apples, for a weekend treat!



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