This is such a yummy, yummy recipe that my family and friends just love! Especially the men!

ROBY
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Grease 12 muffin cups.

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  • In a bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt. In a separate bowl, cream together the 1/2 cup sugar, eggs, butter, lemon zest, lemon juice, and milk. Mix the creamed ingredients into the flour mixture until evenly moist. Fold in the apples. Spoon into the prepared muffin cups.

  • Mix the 1 tablespoon sugar and cinnamon, and sprinkle over the tops of the muffin batter.

  • Bake 15 minutes in the preheated oven, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean. Cool 1 to 2 minutes before turning out onto wire racks to cool completely.

Nutrition Facts

228.2 calories; 4 g protein; 29.1 g carbohydrates; 58.1 mg cholesterol; 208.7 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/19/2006
I used 2 medium red delicious apples(all I had on hand) Took the apples unpeeled and half a lemon rind and threw it into my food processor. Very easy to whip up. I like the skin left on the apples for bits of color(and added fiber) I used half cup whole wheat flour and 1 cup a-p flour. I only had buttermilk so used that in lieu of regular milk. Added 1/2 tsp. nutmeg to the batter and this complimented the other flavors nicely. These are not very sweet so sugar/cinnamon mixture on top was a plus. I also added tsp. vanilla. These were super moist with a fluffy light texture even with using the w.wheat flour. They almost had a 'tutti-frutti' flavor. Very nice muffin. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/22/2010
These muffins were very tender and light but the three stars reflects the fact that they have no lemon flavor at all. Basically a plain apple muffin with very little flavor period. They would have been really good had the lemon flavor been prominent. Read More
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91 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 35
  • 4 star values: 36
  • 3 star values: 13
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 5 stars
05/19/2006
I used 2 medium red delicious apples(all I had on hand) Took the apples unpeeled and half a lemon rind and threw it into my food processor. Very easy to whip up. I like the skin left on the apples for bits of color(and added fiber) I used half cup whole wheat flour and 1 cup a-p flour. I only had buttermilk so used that in lieu of regular milk. Added 1/2 tsp. nutmeg to the batter and this complimented the other flavors nicely. These are not very sweet so sugar/cinnamon mixture on top was a plus. I also added tsp. vanilla. These were super moist with a fluffy light texture even with using the w.wheat flour. They almost had a 'tutti-frutti' flavor. Very nice muffin. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/26/2010
I used 1/2 cup of applesauce instead of the butter and it was an awesome muffin! Will definately make again! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/10/2007
These are really nice moist and flavorful muffins. I am generally not one to hack these recipes to death when I try them but I did make a few changes this time (some out of necessity and some out of preference). I didn't have any lemons on hand so instead of using the zest and juice of a lemon I added a tsp of Penzey's lemon extract which is nice and strong and imparted a nice natural-tasting lemon flavor. I diced the apples very very finely because if my 2-year old finds chunks of anything in her muffins she spits them out. (I would love to know if anyone has made this with grated apples by the way!) 10 T of butter seemed like a lot to me so I used 6 T of butter and 4 T. of natural style applesauce; this was just enough butter to keep the muffins rich and moist. I added about a half tsp of cinnamon to the batter and skipped the cinnamon/sugar on top. These are moist flavorful not-too-dense and not-too-light and I agree with another reviewer in saying kind of tutti-fruitti in flavor. I will definitely make these again. Thanks for a great muffin recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/14/2005
These muffins are wonderful. I added more apple as my family loves them. They are tender and wonderful hot right out of the oven. I will definately make these again. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/22/2010
These muffins were very tender and light but the three stars reflects the fact that they have no lemon flavor at all. Basically a plain apple muffin with very little flavor period. They would have been really good had the lemon flavor been prominent. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/24/2011
These turned out so pretty and fluffy! I used whole wheat white flour and buttermilk. I didn't bother to lighten the recipe this time because just by looking at them I knew they'd be good and....we'll.....I wanted to indulge today. I wasn't really too concerned about the lemon flavor--I used Spice Island's dried lemon peel. I didn't use a whole tablespoon a heaping teaspoon was more than plenty. Next time I make these I don't think the outcome of the muffin would be drastically changed if I cut the butter by half (at least) and used organic unsweetened applesauce in it's place. I would also cut back on the baking powder just a bit but that's personal choice. I did get twelve regular muffins and 18 mini-muffins out of this recipe more than the original recipe stated. I always bake my muffins at 350; the large ones for 20 minutes and the mini ones for 12 minutes. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/22/2010
These are pretty good. A little too cake like but the flavor is really nice. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/08/2009
The cinnamon topping is what makes these and the lemon makes them just a little bit different from other apple muffins I've tried. Ideal for breakfast as they weren't too sweet. Thankyou Roby we enjoyed these. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/29/2005
Yum! Next time I will be sure to cover the entire muffins with the cinnamon and sugar mixture. Be careful though I ended putting apples on some of the bottoms of the muffins and the bottoms fell off. I had my camera near by and I thought it was fun to take a picture of them and I posted the picture:0) Read More
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