Apple Muffins

This goodie starts with an easy, one bowl recipe that is packed full of fresh grated apple. Cinnamon and nutmeg add warmth while natural applesauce replaces much of the butter. Then comes the fun part. Each muffin is topped with a very thin slice of apple, which bakes up into the perfect little muffin topper. Almost like an apple chip but not as crispy. But definitely rustic and delicious.


  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 1  1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1  1/2 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce, from jar
  • 1  1/2 cup fresh apple, peeled and grated
For the Coating
  • thin apple slices
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • dash of ground nutmeg


  • Preheat oven to 375
  • In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, baking soda, cinnamon and nutmeg.
  • In another large bowl, stir together melted butter, eggs, sugar, buttermilk and applesauce. Stir in fresh apple.
  • Add 1/3 of the flour mixture to the egg mixture. Stir with wooden spoon. Add another 1/3 of flour mixture and stir. Add remaining flour and stir just until combined
  •  Spoon batter into lined muffin tin. Top each muffin with a slice of apple
  •  Combine sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg in a bowl. Sprinkle the top of each muffin with the sugar mixture
  •  Bake at 375 for 22 to 24 minutes, until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Sprinkle tops again with cinnamon sugar for an extra hint of sweetness. 
  • Let cool 5 minutes before removing from pan. Best enjoyed the same day
Enjoy this delicious recipe paring with a fresh glass of Apple Cider!



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