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Apple Muffins

Apple from the oven to warm the 'inner man'! They are great morning, noon or night...
and a perfect addition to the school lunch bag.  This recipe came from Betty Crocker's cookbook (copyright 1969)...which happens to be one of my old favorites.

Apple Muffins
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup coarsely grated apple
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  1. Beat egg.
  2. Stir in milk, oil and grated apple.
  3. Mix in remaining ingredients, just until flour is moistened.  Batter should be lumpy.
  4. Fill greased or paper lined muffin cups 2/3 full.
  5. Bake at 375 F for 20 minutes...or until golden.
  6. Yield...12 muffins
*Optional Crunch Topping: Sprinkle muffins with a mixture of 1/3 cup brown sugar, 1/3 cup chopped nuts and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon. The topping is wonderful on fresh muffins...not quite so good later on.


  1. Well, I've frozen apples and made pies, but my apples are not completely gone yet! These muffins look very good!

  2. I'll just bet that your kitchen smelled fantastic. What a great little recipe. I probably have made that same recipe with that same cookbook. The crunch on top would make them so yummy.

  3. Oh! perfect timing. I was just thinking about making a midnight snack treat for Vic and I think I can adjust these muffins to be gluten-free and they will be just right -- with the crunch on top, of course!

  4. Thanks Judy...these look great. Okay...can I ask a stupid question? This will show how much I am still learning about baking but...can you really bake two shelves at once?

    Those apple muffins will be made this can count on shelf or two!!

  5. Just to clarify...two shelves or three shelves works great...but only in a convection oven. If you have a conventional shelf is the limit!

  6. see? This I did not looks like a great idea for a time saver but - sigh - I don't have a convection oven!

  7. That certainly looks easy, and I've had a bowlful of freshly picked apples on my counter for a week that have been calling my name!

  8. These are so delicious! I made two batches today and took them to a new family who is just moving into our neighborhood today. I hope you don't mind - I copied the recipe on my blog, but I gave you full credit for the recipe. you can find it on my blog, below. Thank you! Becky G.

  9. What is salad oil?? Haha ... Please help!

    1. Also called vegetable oil. I edited the recipe...since I think it is more commonly called vegetable oil. Thanks for asking.

  10. Great! Thanks so much :-) They are going to be breakfast!

  11. apple crunch........yummmmmm...


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