As Good As Apple Pie Muffins

There’s nothing quite like warm apple pie fresh out of the oven, filling your entire house with amazing comforting smells. While it all sounds great, it’s also time consuming (who likes peeling 50 apples? anyone?) and also it requires you to make the, dare I say, dreaded pie crust that so many hate with a vengeance. Well I have an answer to your problems. Take the great flavors of apple pie and stick them into an easy to make muffin that will get you as close as possible to the real thing without the commitment. So now you can spend the time you saved eating up these delicious muffins.

Apple Pie Muffins

Makes 12 muffins
 
What you’ll need:

Topping:

1/4 cup – packed brown sugar

3 tablespoons – AP flour

2 tablespoons – butter, melted

1/4 teaspoon – cinnamon

 Muffins:

2 cups – AP flour

 3/4 teaspoon – cinnamon

 1/4 teaspoon – all-spice

1/4 teaspoon – nutmeg

2 1/2 teaspoons – baking powder

1/2 teaspoon – baking soda

1/2 teaspoon – salt

1 cup – sugar

2  eggs

1/4 cup – butter, melted

1 cup – sour cream

1 1/2 cup – Peeled and Chopped sweet-tart apples like Gala or Pippin

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 400 and spay or line your muffin pans.

To make the topping, combine all topping ingredients with a fork until crumbly.

In a large bowl whisk together your dry ingredients: flour, baking soda and powder, spices and salt. In another bowl whisk together your wet ingredients: sugar, eggs, butter, and sour cream until blended.

Add the wet ingredients to the dry and stir to incorporate. Add the apples and fold them in as little as possible to get the apples distributed.

Divide the batter into your muffin pans and sprinkle with the topping.

Bake for 18-20 minutes turning once half way through. Insert a toothpick and when it comes out clean your muffins are ready to go. ENJOY!

Tips:

If you want, you can use cinnamon only in the batter, use 1 1/4 tsp.

You can use Granny Smith apples and they will work just fine, they add just a little tartness.

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