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Apple Muffins

Breads & Desserts

Ingredients

1/2 cup butter (1 stick), melted
1/2 cup of sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
1 egg, beaten
1/2 cup applesauce (unsweetened)
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups self-rising flour + 1 tablespoon reserved
1 1/2 cups of fresh apples, peeled and finely chopped* powdered sugar (for dusting, optional)

Instructions

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line a 12-cup muffin pan with liners and spray. Set aside. In a medium bowl, combine flour, salt, and cinnamon. Whisk well. Set aside. In a large bowl, whisk together eggs and sugar. Then add in the melted butter and apple sauce. Whisk well. Fold in flour mixture slowing, mixing by hand till combined. Toss diced apples with reserved fl our before adding to the batter. Gently fold apples into the batter. Spoon in about 1/4 cup of batter into muffin tins. Bake at 425 for 5 minutes, reduce oven temperature to 350 and continue baking for 15-20 minutes. You want your muffins golden brown or give it the ole toothpick test. Allow muffins to cool for 5 minutes in the pan, then remove the muffins to finish cooling on a wire rack or pan. *You can peel and cube your apples, add them to a food processor for 2-5 pulses if you prefer not to dice by hand.

Miscellaneous

This recipe originally appeared in the October 2020 issue of Today in Mississippi and was included in Rebecca Turner's article "Plated with Rebecca Turner."

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