Kate’s Apple Pie Muffins

Good Morning! I am finally moved into my new house and finishing unpacking the last few boxes. I can’t wait to get completely settled in and start enjoying my new kitchen. In the meantime, my friend Kate from Diethood was sweet enough to guest post with us today sharing her fabulous, (#1 selling!) Apple Pie Muffins recipe….Yum

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HI EVERYONE! My name is Katerina (Kate) and I host the food blog, Diethood.

I am so honored to be here on Dixie Chik Cook’s for the second time! Thank you, Shea, for the invite – I truly appreciate it!

Some of you may not be familiar with my blog, but I realize that because of the name you might think that it’s about Diet Food. Well, no it’s not… actually, not at all! You’ll find sugar and butter in about 99% of my recipes. J And these muffins are no different.

In fact, I bake these muffins for a local café and they are their # 1 sellers! Ahhh, I’m so proud. 😉 I just hope that you will enjoy them, too!

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Apple Pie Muffins

Slightly adapted from King Arthur Flour

(Makes 18 muffins)

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon cinnamon

2 large apples, peeled, cored, and coarsely chopped
1 stick of butter, room temperature
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup dark brown sugar, packed, divided
1 large egg
1 cup yogurt

Preheat the oven to 450.

Put the chopped apples in a bowl and toss them with a bit of flour; set aside.

Line a muffin pan with paper liners and spray each liner with a nonstick spray.

In a medium-sized bowl sift together the flours, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon; mix well and set aside.

In a separate bowl, with an electric mixer cream the butter and the sugar; add in ¼ cup of the brown sugar and beat until fluffy.

Add in the egg and mix well; stop once to scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl.

Slowly pour in the yogurt and mix just until combined.

Whisk in the flour mixture and fold in the apples.

Divide the batter evenly among the muffin cups and sprinkle the tops with the rest of the brown sugar.

Bake for 10 minutes, then turn the heat down to 400 and bake for an additional 8 to10 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean.

Cool the muffins for 10 minutes in the muffin pan then turn them out onto a wire rack to cool completely.

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  • Shea

    Shea Goldstein is a writer and the voice behind Dixie Chik Cooks. She's also a recipe developer and brand ambassador. She has been published in several media platforms such as Redbook, Parade, Food Blogger Magazine and more. She has been developing recipes and writing since 2009. Shea is a Southern Belle Who's Thinking About What's For Dinner While Eating Lunch

This Post Has 15 Comments

  1. tanja@tanjascookingcorner

    Wow, I can see why these Muffins are a #1 seller! These look irresistably delicious! What a great guest post!

  2. Cristina

    Wow…that intro image is larger than life – I can smell and taste it already! I’m looking forward to trying these muffins out, looks like a keeper of a recipe! 😉

  3. Liz

    Shea, I hope you’re getting settled in your new home! So exciting!

    And, Kate, how did I not know you make these for a bakery? Wow!!! That is some endorsement! I love apples in all baked goods, and I know these must be amazing! Thanks for sharing~

  4. Sandra

    Another great recipe with beautiful pictures Kate. Excellent guest post.

  5. kankana

    The muffin looks lovely .. great guest post by Kate 🙂

  6. carolinaheartstrings

    Those muffins look just terrific. I bet they smell wonderful baking! Come visit. We have a terrific pumpkin panna cotta to share.

  7. Sandra's Easy Cooking

    Just hopped from Diethood site..What a great guest post.
    Kate I love these, and you did such a great job..
    Ladies wishing you great day!!!

  8. Jennifer @ Mother Thyme

    These look soooo good! I have a bushel of apples sitting on the counter and these look like the perfect muffin to whip up with them! 🙂

  9. Tina@flourtrader

    Nothing like the taste of fall for breakfast with coffee. I am glad the classic taste of cinnamon and apples stand alone in this recipe-sometimes we get away from a few simple flavors and this is a nice reminder that it does not take a ton of spices to make a good fall treat. Great guest post.

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