SRC: Apple Cinnamon Muffins

Apple Cinnamon Muffins

It’s been a while since my last Secret Recipe Club post. Did you think I left them? Of course not! With so much going on during the holidays, it was decided that December and January would form one BIG month. Weeks A & B would reveal the first two weeks of December, then we’d all enjoy the holidays and customary post holiday food coma for a month, the C & D would reveal. So here we are, rounding out the double month with Week D’s reveal. February will be back to our regularly scheduled programming. Promise.

This month I was assigned Table for Seven. Erin is an amazing cook who has challenged herself  to provide healthy, not from the freezer meals for her and her family. Oh, I’m sorry, you don’t think that’s too difficult? Hmm, well did I mention her family includes her and her husband plus FIVE kids? That’s where the Table for Seven comes from. I hardly have the time to cook for just my husband and I sometimes, so Erin, for cooking and still having the energy to share with us…BRAVO!

I was torn what recipe to make. Generally I go for a main dish, but I recently started a new job and the mornings have been a little rough trying to get breakfast in. I found myself eying Erin’s muffin recipes and decided to go for the Apple Sugar Muffins. I skipped the cinnamon sugar topping and opted for cinnamon inside the muffins instead. Plus I swapped the melted butter for an oil/applesauce combo. The applesauce kicks a few calories plus adds that extra fruit punch. These muffins are basic, yet satisfying. They’re probably not going to win any awards for the prettiest muffin, but they’re just what you need running out the door the catch a train.

Apple Cinnamon Muffins (Adapted from Table for Seven) Makes 8

  • 1 c whole wheat flour
  • 1 c all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/3 c sugar
  • 1 c milk
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tbsp canola oil
  • 1/4 c applesauce
  • 1 apple, peeled and finely diced

Preheat oven to 400°F. Spray muffin tin with cooking spray. In a large mixing bowl, whisk flours, cinnamon, baking powder and sugar. Add milk, egg, canola oil and applesauce and mix until well combined. Fold in apples. Scoop batter into muffin tins, filling almost to the top. Bake 18-20 minutes until golden brown.

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23 comments on “SRC: Apple Cinnamon Muffins

  1. Great SRC pick! Those look like wonderful little muffin treats!

  2. I agree..they aren’t the flashy muffins, but, pretty tasty and great for a quick breakfast 🙂 So glad you liked them. Thanks for the kind words..happy reveal day!!

  3. Really nice muffins and bless her heart, cooking for 7 is no small task.

  4. sallybr says:

    I’ve been on a bran muffin kick lately, trying different recipes because my husband is a bran muffin addict! I am thinking of doing either blueberries or apples next, and you are pointing me into a nice direction!

    Great choice for your Reveal Day!

  5. Melissa says:

    These sound like the perfect weekday morning treat! Great pick this month 🙂

  6. turnips 2 tangerines says:

    What a wonderful muffin to have in the morning~ Great pick! Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

  7. Tara says:

    Yum, wonderful start to a cold day. Great pick!

  8. Ooooh! This looks wonderful. I have a particular weakness for anything with apples in it. I think I’m going to have to make these!! Really great SRC pick this month!!

  9. April Tuell says:

    I love all the little bits of apple peeking out of the muffins. This sounds like a winning breakfast option for sure. Great job this month! 🙂

  10. Apple muffins have always been a favorite of mine, and these look fantastic. Great choice for SRC this month!

  11. Kirstin says:

    Yummy! these sound great. I love muffins. Visiting from Group D also.

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