Apples · Baking

Apple Oatmeal Muffins

It’s fall and that means it’s also apple season. I wanted to bake something for breakfast so I opted for oatmeal apple muffins. I used the Apple Oatmeal Muffin recipe by Sue Lau on www.food.com since the recipe had some good reviews.

To start, I measured out all of the ingredients.

I like to measure out all the ingredients first to quickly make my baking creation.
I like to measure out all the ingredients first to quickly make my baking creation.

The pan was prepared by putting muffin papers into the slots. Alternatively, you could lightly grease the muffin pan but I don’t choose that option to keep the calorie count down.

I prefer to line the muffin cups with paper instead of greasing the muffin cups.
I prefer to line the muffin cups with paper instead of greasing the muffin cups.

Start by lightly beating the eggs. Then the oil and milk was added and the mixture was stirred until just blended.

Just stir the eggs, oil & milk until blended.
Just stir the eggs, oil & milk until blended.

Next, the flour, oatmeal, sugar, salt, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice were added to the egg mixture and blended just until moistened.

Stir in the dry ingredients just until blended. Do not over mix.
Stir in the dry ingredients just until blended. Do not over mix.

Do not over stir! The batter will be lumpy. Finally, add the apples and fold until blended.

Add the apples and fold in just until blended.
Add the apples and fold in just until blended.

Evenly spoon the batter into the prepared muffin pan.

Muffins are ready to go into the oven.
Muffins are ready to go into the oven.

Bake at 400oF oven for 15 – 20 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack for 5 minutes then remove the muffins from the pan and continue to cool them on the wire rack until they reach room temperature. (If you can wait until then before eating any)!

Baked muffins need to cool in the pan on a wire rack for 5 minutes.
Baked muffins need to cool in the pan on a wire rack for 5 minutes.
Muffin cooling in the pan.
Muffin cooling in the pan.

The muffins were finally ready to be eaten!

The muffin is finally ready to eat!
The muffin is finally ready to eat!

Prep time 10 minutes Total time 40 minutes (includes cooling)

Portion size 12 muffins

Ingredients

2 eggs
3/4 cup milk
½ cup vegetable oil
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup sugar
1 tsp salt (personally, I used only ½ tsp salt)
1 tbsp baking powder
1 tsp nutmeg
½ tsp cinnamon (I used 1 tsp)
½ tsp allspice (not in the original recipe)
2 tart apples, peeled, cored and diced

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Grease a 12 cup muffin tin.

In a mixing bowl, lightly beat eggs; add milk and oil, stirring until just blended.

Stir in flour, oats, sugar, baking powder, salt, nutmeg, and cinnamon, mixing until only just moistened (do not over mix).

Gently fold in the apples.

Spoon batter into the muffin tin, dividing evenly among the cups.

Bake in a preheated oven for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Cool in pan 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to finish cooling.

Serve warm or cool; store unused portions in an airtight container.

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