Delightful Apple Spice Muffins
These moist muffins are really small, that's what makes them cute! The spiciness makes them delightfully delicious!
These moist muffins are really small, that's what makes them cute! The spiciness makes them delightfully delicious!
Excellent... Very tastey...** Ok a few notes.. I leave it up to you.... - I did the mix, all wet ingredients and then all dry ingredients... A normal muffin like mixture. - I used brown sugar in place of regular sugar, taste better.. - I also used 1 cup of regular flour and 1/2 cup whole wheat.. I imagine you can use all whole wheat, if you like. Up to you... - I have to bake them for longer than 17 mins, I baked them for 20-25 mins and they were perfect. - I also added 1/2 teaspoon NUTMEG, as I ran out of ALLSPICE. :-) Ok.. those my notes...Read More
I changed a few things 1/2 the amount of margarine and added 2/3cup of brown sugar and 1/2 tsp. of allspice instead of the whole amount.Read More
Excellent... Very tastey...** Ok a few notes.. I leave it up to you.... - I did the mix, all wet ingredients and then all dry ingredients... A normal muffin like mixture. - I used brown sugar in place of regular sugar, taste better.. - I also used 1 cup of regular flour and 1/2 cup whole wheat.. I imagine you can use all whole wheat, if you like. Up to you... - I have to bake them for longer than 17 mins, I baked them for 20-25 mins and they were perfect. - I also added 1/2 teaspoon NUTMEG, as I ran out of ALLSPICE. :-) Ok.. those my notes...
A quick easy muffin. Few changes: Used all butter, all brown sugar, did half whole wheat and half all purpose flour, added 1/4 tsp. vanilla and 1 small finely chopped apple, raisens and 1 Tbsp. Wheat Germ. This made 18 medium size muffins. It's a keeper
Wow, this recipe was so easy and my 3 year old loved it. I lowered the butter by half and added a touch more applsauce. I didn't have allspice on hand, so I used cinnimon and ground cloves. I also used cinnamon applsauce. Very tasty and healty treat.
I used another reviewer's suggestion & made 6 jumbo muffins; I added 1/4 t. salt and a streusel topping, and they were delicious. My husband thought they were great and suggested I add nuts next time. I love the texture, and even though it is reminiscent of spice cake, it has a nice texture and that good old-time muffin flavor. I will definitely use this again as mini-muffins for my grand-kids and also try it as a coffee cake in a 9" baking pan. I gave it 5 stars for taste, texture, & versatility.
Delicious! Especially straight out of the oven! Due to personal preference I used 1/2 wheat and 1/2 white flours and all brown sugar (this just screamed to me that it wanted a touch of molasses). To lighten this up, I might even try using 1/2 butter called for and subbing in extra applesauce. But some butter needs to be here--it completely adds to the flavor! YUMMY! Thanks!
Tried these out for my kids' school snack and they were great! Whole family loved the flavor! After reading the reviews & checking what was in my kitchen I made these changes: used 1/4 cup unsalted butter ~ substituted 2/3 cup brown sugar for white sugar ~ substituted 1/2 tsp. nutmeg for the allspice (didn't have any). For the batter: 1) mixed butter, brown sugar, eggs, and applesauce ~ 2) separately sifted together dry ingredients ~ 3) pour wet mix into dry mix and stirred just until blended. Recipe made 24 mini muffins. Next time I will: use 1 cup all-purpose flour & ½ cup whole wheat flour ~ use either chunky applesauce or add chopped apple pieces.
I changed a few things 1/2 the amount of margarine and added 2/3cup of brown sugar and 1/2 tsp. of allspice instead of the whole amount.
I am confused...why rate the recipe 5 stars if you change it even a small amount? Some people almost substituted every item for their own. It becomes your recipe then, not hers. I made it exactly the way listed here and it was wonderful.
I love this recipe for my picky one year old. There isn't pieces of fruit for him to pick out, but he still gets the fruit. I always substitute a third of the white flour for whole wheat flour (1/2 cup in this recipe). It gives it more texture and nutrition. The second time I made them, I used a packet of Kashi's instant apple and cinnamon oatmeal instead of the the spices called for. Plus it adds the healthy oatmeal that my son won't realize is in there. They came out so good, he won't be the only one eating them!
Yum! Simple to make & just the right size for a different type of bread or muffin to add to a nice dinner party or brunch!
these were pretty good, quick and easy, made with ingredients that I usually have on hand. As for flavor, they were pretty good, but I think if I made them again I would add more spice.
These are delicious!! I followed recipe exactly and made no changes other than the addition of a little sprinkled sugar/nutmeg mixture. The texture is wonderful. My husband made the suggestion of adding some chopped walnuts and I agree. There are many possibilities with this one as far as additions of fruit, nuts, etc. Don't change the muffin recipe, it's perfect the way it is. Not too bland, not too sweet. It will be a regular around this house. I actually made 12 reg size muffins rather than the minis. I even frozen part of them and they are still delicious thawed and warmed. Update: I made these again adding dried sweetened cranberries and chopped walnuts. Amazing!!! I've made so many muffin recipes lately and this one has them all beat.
These came out just beautifully and not too sweet. Seemed perfect to me. I used brown sugar instead of white because of other reviewer's recommendations.
so easy and so good! i added walnuts to them and i really like them!!
GOod base recipe but it feels like the main ingredient is missing. The applesauce was not strong enough. Next time I will add some fresh apple chunks.
very yummy - used butter instead of margarine
I halved the margarine and sugar, substituted brown sugar for the white, whole wheat flour for the AP, pumpkin pie spice for the allspice, added a grated Granny Smith apple. It made 28 mini muffins, baked in 15 minutes. These muffins were really tasty, had a nice fluffy texture not dense at all. A good healthy muffin!
Okay... I know I should be reviewing this recipe as is, however, it is impossible for me too follow one exactly. I am also a bit of a health nut, and made the best muffins tonight. I used: 1 1/2 c whole wheat flour 1 c quick oats 1/2 c ground flaxseed 1/2 tsp salt 2 tsp baking powder 1 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1 egg 1/2 c brown sugar 1 c apple sauce 1/2 c apple butter 1 tbsp apple cider 1 tbsp canola oil Mix wet and dry separately; add dry to wet; DO NOT OVER MIX; fill a greased 12 cup muffin tin with all the batter, 17 minutes later at 350 degrees and you have created the best healthy breakfast ever!!
mmmmm!!! soo easy to make and i just tried the batter. oh. my. god. i wouldve just eaten that whole bowl of batter if i hadnt already put it in the muffin tins(good thing i did) heh heh. anyways i put them in the oven about 10 minutes ago, and make sure you dont overfill them!!!! mine are pretty HUGE. well these are just fantastic yum yum =-)
I made quite a few changes to this recipe based on others' reviews. I changed the sugar to brown sugar, added 1/4 tsp vanilla. and melted the butter. I also changed the way it was mixed. First I sfited together the flour, cinnamon, allspice, baking powder, and baking soda. Then I made a well. Then I lightly beat the eggs and mixed with the melted but cooled butter, the brown sugar, the applesauce, and the vanilla. I poured the wet into the dry and mixed til just moistened. I made 12 and left them in for 24 minutes. They came out moist and delicious, but I might try a little more spice to it next time. Maybe some nutmeg?
This were o.k. but I kind of expected more flavor
I made no changes to this recipe, and was very pleased with the results. My kids enjoyed these for their after school snacks for several days. I do like that these are mini muffins, and just lightly spiced, so they were perfect for my kids.
So good! I used brown sugar instead of white, 1/2 cup whole wheat flour, 1/2 cup white flour, 1 cup oats, a little over 1 cup applesauce, a tsp vanilla, a bit of salt, and a lot more spices! Oh and I added chopped apples! Soo delicious! perfect for fall :)
I liked the texture of these muffins. the flavor seemed to be missing something. I doubled the cinnamon and omitted the allspice. I would make these again, maybe adding some vanilla.
This is a delicious muffin! Only changes I made were to use melted butter for the margarine, brown sugar for the white sugar and I added in 1/2 cup chopped pecans. These muffins are delicate and have a nice, not too sweet flavor. Tasting them makes me ready for fall.
I did my best to cut the fat down in this recipe and also use up a monster container of oatmeal I found in my pantry. I used buttermilk instead of margerine, cut the sugar down to 1/4, used half oats and half whole wheat flour and my own homemade organic applesauce and added 1 cup organic blueberries. I did soak the oats in the buttermilk for 20 minutes before adding the rest of the ingredients. My kids thought these were great. My oldest remarked how they tasted like apple pie.
Yummy! I used applesause that was mied with berries for a twist. I also used brown sugar, less butter subed with a bit more applesause and replaced 1?2 cup pf flour with quick oats for texture. Wait until they cool down or they stick to the paper muffin cups.
For these muffins, I followed the recipe except for a few things. I used 1/3 cup white sugar, and 1/3 cup dark brown sugar. I also used salted butter and not margarine. Another thing, is that the recipe only made 12 muffins not 16, and i had to bake for about 20 minutes not 17. With these changes, the muffins were delicious! I would most definetly make them again.
This recipe is excellent! The right amount of spice! It's also super easy to make with my three little ones! I just quadrupled the recipe and used chunky applesauce and mini loaf pans, baked them for 25 minutes and, WOW, my kids are eating them almost as fast as they can cool off! I'll be making this for an upcoming Halloween party and many more events to come! Thank you for an easy, super tasty recipe!
Used this to make 12 regular-sized muffins and followed it exactly. Delicious!
Very good but butter makes the difference. These are actually more like a cupcake than a muffin - they are rich and the texture more cake like. Could be iced and served as a dessert snack.
Delicious! My daughter couldn't tell me how it was because she kept stuffing the muffin in her mouth! I followed others' advice and used brown sugar in place of white, 1/2 ww flour, 1/4 cup oil instead of butter, added 2 tbsp of wheat germ and 1 cup of shredded apple. Also topped with streusel topping. Even my sceptical older daughter gobbled them up!
These were SO good! Great texture and flavor.
Right now I'm eating one of these muffins hot from the oven with a fresh cup of coffee, and it is delicious! Followed the recipe as is, omitted allspice because I didn't have any. So easy and yummy! Thank you, will definately make over and over again!
We enjoyed these. I made 12 regular sized muffins and used chunky applesauce so there were actual pieces of apple in them. I also cut the sugar back to 1/2 cup so they'd be a little less "dessert-like".
So moist and flavorful. Perfect! All that and easy to make.
I'm not a baker, but I had a lot of applesauce to use up. Found this recipe, gave it a try. Stuck to the recipe except used 1/3 c white sugar, 1/3 c brown sugar. I was too afraid to use all brown sugar for some reason. I had to bake for about 25 minutes (but my oven sucks). I like the way they came out. Light and fluffy. Would make again.
Surprisingly light & fluffy for muffins. Nice spice flavor. I added a diced apple b/c I had one I wanted to use up, otherwise I didn't change a thing! :)
These were SO good! The only changes I made were to halve the recipe, since I live by myself, and I used twice the cinnamon since I didn't have any allspice. These turned out great, very moist and great flavor.
Very good and moist. I used half whole wheat flour and half white and they tasted great. I also added dried cranberries, which I love, and they were even better.
Easy Peasy... made it just as written... next time I might add some apples or more spice! But definately a 4 star recipe in my opinion!
I liked these moist muffins; I did use unsalted butter; added nutmeg; use a mixture of sugar/brown sugar; wheat flour/all purpose. I was out of applesauce but had plenty of Gala apples. So I made homemade appleasauce; very easy...peel & chop 4 large Gala apples; dissolve 1/4 c. brown sugar in 1/2 cup apple cider with the chpd apples over medium heat till it boils; reduce heat and let simmer 45 min; stir occasionally I did put the apples in a food processor to puree' but you could add them to this recipe as is. I sprinkled finely chpd pecans on top of each muffin prior to baking, then sprinkled white sugar on top of each muffins right out of the oven. Will definitely bake again.
I followed the recipe exactly and the muffins were quite yummy. I doubled the recipe and ended up with 5.5 dozen (66) mini muffins.
I love this recipe. I use less sugar and allspice, and add some nutmeg. I've filled them with apricot, raspberry, and cherry jam, cherries, and cranberry sauce. They are FANTASTIC!
Great taste & easy to make. I put pieces of 1/2 of an apple in half the batter.
Very moist and light,but sadly didnt really push the envelope far enough for me.I was hoping for the apple to stand out a bit more from the spices.I shant give up on this one though and shall try again by adding perhaps grated apple.
These muffins are absolutely delicious! I too added a little less margarine (soy margarine) and a little more applesauce, and I chopped up 1/2 of a pink lady apple and threw that into the mix. I mixed the dry ingredients and wet ingredients in separate bowls, as recommended. I'm usually not content with my muffins, but these ones turned out light, very most, and delicious!
These were very good. I agree with a previous review that they tasted reminiscent of spice cake. I am puzzled by the method described. I reverted to a basic "muffin method of mixing" (Home Ec Grade 8) ie: add all wet ingredients to a blend of all the dry ingredients, & then get them in the pan quickly, so that you don't lose any of the leavening. So I melted & cooled the margarine & mixed it with the sugar, eggs, & applesauce. It worked well & I think saves some of the unnecessary mixing of the leavening agents. I also added raisins, because my kids would protest loudly if there weren't raisins in muffins. I think I am very stingy with my 5 star ratings.
My daughter and I had a blast making these. Very yummy.
The texture of these muffins was great and they're still incredibly moist a day and a half after baking. However, I felt the taste was really lacking. It seems other reviewers felt the same way, since most of them made some pretty drastic changes to the recipe. I followed the recipe exactly, and as it's written it's pretty bland and forgettable. Perhaps I will try some of the changes in the future.
OMW - these are so good. I added about 1 cup of diced apple, 1/2 c. walnuts, and about 1 tsp each of allspice and nutmeg. They are moist full of flavor. Will make again!!
Yummy...I did make a few changes. I doubled the recipe and used butter. I also added two diced mac's and a teaspoon of nutmeg. The batch made 24 large muffins and 7 or 8 mini's. These are perfect with tea for a quick breakfast and are good warm or cold.
Very easy to make. I didn't have allspice so I used extra cinnamon. I also subbed 1/2 the butter for an extra 1/2 cup applesauce to make it more apple-y. As per another reviewer I also added a bit of vanilla extract. It made 12 regular sized muffins for me, which I cooked for 20 minutes, but my oven usually takes a little more time then suggested. I also mixed wet and dry ingredients separately and then mixed them together. They didn't brown as much as I thought they would. I like how they aren't overloaded with sugar, but still somewhat sweet. I do think that next time I will use a mix in like diced apples, nuts, or dried cranberries. My 2.5 year old begged for more.
Ohmygosh these are outstanding! I took advice from other reviewers and added raisins and chunks of a Granny Smith apple to the batter (and got 16 cupcake-size muffins). I also used brown sugar as recommended. You know something is going to be good when you can't stop licking the batter. These will be good with a schmear of butter!Thanks Lisa T.!
Very yummy and healthy too :)
I made these muffins exactly by the recipe. They are moist and fill the kitchen with a wonderful aroma while baking. My girls (all picky) ate them up and asked me to make them again the next day! Thanks for sharing!
I love this recipe! Delicious!!! I did make one change, instead of regular applesauce I used Lite Cinnamon Applesauce. Gives it a little extra cinnamon.
A very yummy muffin! I took suggestions from the reviewers & used 1/2 cup brown sugar & threw in 1/3 cup Splenda since I have a sweet tooth. I also added 1 tsp vanilla. I cut the allspice to 1/2 tsp as well. I used 1/4 cup applesauce & 1/4 cup butter so I got a very moist muffin. I hope these freeze well; I have yet to find out! I used whole wheat flour & it worked fine. Thanks so much for such a great muffin; it tasted like a gingerbread cookie!
These are VERY easy to make and produce a soft and fluffy muffin. I added caramel bits (new from Kraft in baking section) to make "caramel apple" muffins, used 1/3 wheat flour and all brown sugar. They taste more like a spice muffin, so if you want the apple taste to stand out I would suggest using chunky apple sauce or perhaps even chopping up apple pie filling and experimenting with that. Very good though, will be making these again!
My 12 year old daughter made these last night! There were quick, easy and very good. Followed recipe exactly. Will make again!
These are really good and are easy to make. I added a cup of chopped apples to mine. I think next time I make them I'll increase the cinnamon a bit.
Used the suggestion of others and used brown sugar and added some vanilla. This tasted like rasin bread without the rasins. I think this would be better as a loaf.
A keeper. Used brown sugar in place of white sugar for a little extra flavor! Also added 1 apple chopped up for some additional apple flavor.
These were good, but they are basically a spice cake and not a muffin. I used unsalted butter, so I added 1/4 tsp of salt. I also used natural, no sugar, applesauce. I highly recommend that, considering these are plenty sweet. I got 12 total and they took 20 minutes to bake. They get a good oven spring, but will drop to a normal size as they cool. I would consider some type of cream cheese, spice, or similar type icing for the top.
WOW.. Truly amazing muffins.. Really light and fluffy, i would put less sugar in them next time just personal preference.
I made this recipe for the teachers at my daughter's school. They were a hit with the school and with my daughter.My daughter wants one every morning for breakfast. When I made my recipe I made it for 40 muffins. I reduced the all spice, added nutmeg, added MacIntosh Apples, used 2 parts wheat flour and only one part white flour. I also used splenda instead of regular sugar and when I used the splenda I used 2 part white and 1 part the brown sugar splenda. The other change I made was that I used butter, however when I did, I reduced the butter and used more applesauce. The muffins were moist and had a wonderful tast and texture.
a little bland next time I will increase cinnamon and add some Vanilla. I made normal muffins as I don't have a little pan so I increased time to 20 minutes and they came out just perfect.
I'm not sure how I did it but my mix made 48 mini muffins! The only thing I did differently was I did combine all dry ingredients together in a separate bowl. I softened the butter prior by leaving it out of the fridge. Once I creamed the butter I then added the eggs (which I cracked and scrambled in a separate bowl first). After I completely added the eggs, I then added the applesauce and mixed completely. Once that was done I slowly added the dry ingredient combo and used my hand mixer to completely mix both wet & dry ingredients. My muffins are light, airy and delicious!
This one is a keeper! These are usually gone the first day. I did mix the liquid ingredients first, then sifted in the dry ingredients and mixed as little as possible. Thanks Lisa.
These were great! The kids beg me to make them all the time.
Kids LOVED it! Thanks
amazingly moist.....I doubled the recipe and I wouldn't change a thing about the basic recipe however next time I will add some raisins or coconut or whatever....perhaps a few walnuts.....yum ! highly recommend this recipie.
I have follow 'KitKat' suggestion and use the 'muffin mixing method' and wow! I got a biggest top crown on a muffin I have ever got. They're very moist and tasty and next time I will add nuts and raisins.
These muffins are so easy and they taste delicious! My two year old loves them!
I tried this recipe once as it was written using chunky applesauce - very good! Made a couple notes of things to change up next time I made them - less butter/oil, less sugar, some whole wheat flour. Today I was looking for a recipe using specific ingredients and couldn't find what I wanted - so I ended up using this as my base recipe and tweaking it to add shredded zucchini and carrot - amazing! No matter how I make it, this recipe is definitely a favorite & a keeper in my house!
These muffins make a nice change for breakfast. I enjoy them with a little slice of cheddar. I added raisins to the recipe just to give the muffins a little something extra.
Delicious! Great spice and flavor. The only changes I made were minor - butter instead of margarine, add a splash of vanilla, use a mix of AP/whole wheat flour and white/brown sugar. I just greased a muffin pan and these made 12 large muffins. The texture is very moist and light; actually next time I'll try only 1 tsp baking powder because I wanted them a little denser. But they just smell and taste amazing!
These were ok....meaning the kids did eat them, But I thought they were bland. I really don't think I would make them again unless I made alot of alterations and then is it really the same recipe.
These turned out great. Instead of making the 16 mini muffins I made 6 jumbo muffins and added 1 cup raisins. They were delicious. I will definitely be making these again.
These were quick and easy. I added golden raisins and chopped walnuts to mine. They became my morning breakfast - easy to grab on the way out the door. I suspect replacing some of the sugar with a substitute and adding in a little fiber/protein/bran powder would make for a killer snack after hitting the gym!
Delicious! The texture of the muffins was great. I doubled the recipe and got 18 generous standard sized muffins. I used homemade applesauce and for the spice I used 1 tsp cinnamon and 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice. Mmmmm!
Excellent and sooooo easy! I did add 1 chopped granny smith to the batter and it came out sooo moist. Only baked 15 minutes for perfection.
I have made these several times now and my family loves them. They are easy and very light. Great recipe!!!
These muffins are very good in an understated kind of way. I used 1 c. of graham flour (in place of some of the white), and that made the texture quite nice. I also added chopped apples; 3/4 of a gala was just right. Next time I'll decrease the butter a bit and probably add more cinnamon.
somewhat plain -- could be that I didn't have allspice and used cloves/nutmeg replacement. would be better with sugar sprinkled on top.
These were not very good, I thought the spices were very over powering. I would perfer real apples also.
Very easy, wholesome, and good. Kids loved them.
Sub'd half the butter for one apple. Made 12 muffins and they are great!
My 3 year old could not get enough of these muffins. I had to hide them so he could take them to preschool for a snack!
Probably the best muffins I've ever tasted!! So easy to make and even easier to enjoy! I chopped up one medium apple and tossed it in the mix, then I baked for roughly 20 minutes! Will definitely make again soon!
Pretty bland. These need something, maybe more spice, some apple pieces or raisins.
Made these last night and loved them! Used light brown sugar instead of white sugar, replaced half the butter with apple sauce, replaced half the flour with whole wheat (would have done all whole wheat, but ran out!), added a small chopped & peeled pink lady apple. Used a tsp cinnamon, tsp nutmeg, & a half tsp apple pie spice. So moist and delicious!
Okay, so since I didn't have a mini-muffin pan, I just made regular size muffins. Aside from that, the only things I did different was light brown sugar instead of regular sugar, then sprinkled the top with cinnamon sugar. I love the flavor, and my extremely picky 2 1/2 year old (as in the child will hardly eat anything he's that picky) is gobbling up his 3rd muffin and I think he's going to ask for a 4th. My 4 year old loves them, and she's never crazy about homemade muffins. This recipe will definitely be a staple in our house!
Mmm! So good! The top didn't get as round as I wanted it to and I definitely made some modifications and additions to the recipe, but it's somehow really irresistible. I substituted: 1 cup of whole wheat for 1 cup of all-purpose flour; 1/2 cup of ground oats/oat flour (I put oatmeal through a coffee grinder) for the remaining 1/2 cup all-purpose flour; half of the butter for canola oil (1/4 cup). I added: ~1/2 tsp salt; ~1 tsp vanilla; ~1/4 tsp cloves; ~1/2 tsp nutmeg; ~1/3 cup more applesauce; ~1/2 cup of oatmeal; ~1/8 cup ground flax seed.
This was a very easy recipe, and turned out great. Upon suggestions from other users, I substituted brown sugar for the white, and used one cup unbleached white flour and 1/2 cup whole wheat flour. Family really liked these!
VERY moist and tasty! I don't have a mini muffin tin, so made 12 regular sized, baked about 25 mins. Yummy!!
These are great! Soft, moist and very yummy! I love that the recipe is very easy! I doubled the recipe and made this as regular size cupcake and they turned out fine!
I took all previous reviews into consideration. Very moist and pretty decent taste - not head over heels for it. Has more spice flavor than apple. 1) I used half white sugar and half brown sugar. 2) I cut back on the baking powder to 1 1/2 tsp. 3) Added one medium chopped MacIntosh apple. 4) My applesauce was unsweetened b/c that is what I have on hand for my toddler. I think the sweetened applesauce may make a difference and Granny Smith apples.
Delicious! I cut down to 1/2 cup sugar, sub in 3/4 cups whole wheat flour, and add chopped walnuts. I live at high altitude so baking time is 18-20 minutes.