An apple a day is so much more delicious when baked into a muffin! Find recipes here for bran muffins, cinnamon muffins, donut muffins, oat muffins, apple streusel muffins, and muffins containing spice, cream cheese, fruit and nuts and more.
We've been making these muffins daily since we opened back in 1987. The recipe is a combination of our favorites from home. We bake at least 30 dozen muffins for the shop every morning.—Anne Maher, Rockland, Maine
These are the best muffins I've ever eaten! Once I took them to a brunch. Three other women had brought muffins, too, but mine disappeared first, and everyone wanted the recipe! Even my husband, who doesn't normally like muffins, just can't seem to get enough of these!
If you like pumpkin, you'll love these moist muffins from Mary Ann Taylor of Rockwell, Iowa. With an appealing streusel topping and tender apple bits throughout, they make a great accompaniment to a harvest meal or a handy breakfast on the run.
“I often make several different kinds of breads to give as gifts to family and friends on special occasions,” writes Maureen Collop of Bothell, Washington. “These fruity, crumb-topped muffins are a favorite.”
Reports elementary school teacher Elaine Cooley from Louisville, Kentucky, "This recipe was given to me by the parent of one of my students. These fruity muffins are moist, tender and taste almost like carrot cake. They freeze well, too."
Late September is a great time to enjoy the harvest from local apple orchards. Our city hosts the annual Applejack Festival, which draws thousand to try various apple specialties. This is one of my favorites.—Judi Klee, Nebraska City, Nebraska
I used to work at an apple orchard before retiring. We would give out this recipe to our customers, and so many of them came back telling us how good the muffins were. My family agrees! I think the cream cheese makes these stand out from other apple muffins. —Lillian Davis, Berkshire, New York
"These muffins smell delicious coming out of the oven," 15-year-old Amy Hunter reports form Renton, Washington. "But we usually burn our fingers getting them out of the pan, we're so eager to eat them!" Reduced-fat milk, buttermilk and ricotta cheese keep the fat count down in the moist and tender muffins, while apple bits add sweetness to every bite.