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Kate’s Apple Pie Muffins

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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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  • Evelyne@CheapEthnicEatz
    October 21, 2011 at 4:23 PM

    having my own apple pie, a #1 seller, in a muffin just for me, sounds awesome.

  • tanja@tanjascookingcorner
    October 20, 2011 at 3:46 PM

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

  • Cristina
    October 19, 2011 at 12:23 AM

    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! 😉

  • Roxana GreenGirl
    October 18, 2011 at 8:05 PM

    now this is what I call a #1 treat! great guest post Kate!

  • Liz
    October 18, 2011 at 6:42 PM

    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~

  • Sandra
    October 18, 2011 at 6:08 PM

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

  • kankana
    October 18, 2011 at 4:17 PM

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

  • carolinaheartstrings
    October 18, 2011 at 1:26 PM

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

  • Sandra's Easy Cooking
    October 18, 2011 at 12:30 PM

    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!!!

  • Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen
    October 18, 2011 at 12:28 PM

    Whoa! Kate- you are giving us your #1 recipe?!!? Thanks!! Yum!

  • Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love.
    October 18, 2011 at 10:47 AM

    These muffins look just fabulous! I can see why they are a #1 seller!

  • Lindsay @ Schnoodle Soup
    October 18, 2011 at 10:20 AM

    These sound amazingly delicious. No wonder they’re a best-seller!

  • Jennifer @ Mother Thyme
    October 18, 2011 at 9:43 AM

    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! 🙂

  • Tina@flourtrader
    October 17, 2011 at 11:19 AM

    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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