I teach quick-bread making for 4-H, and I'm always on the lookout for good new recipes. My sister-in-law shared this recipe with me for a slightly different kind of muffin. With apples and coconut, they are moist, chewy and tasty.
-Gloria Kaufmann, Orrville, Ohio
Waking up to the smell of apple muffins will start your family’s day off right. Cream cheese filling makes them moist and tender, and oats and nuts in the topping add crunch.—Connie Boll, Chilton, Wisconsin
"My husband likes to take these rich moist muffins to work, then warm them up in the microwave for his morning snack," writes Marcia Hill of Byron Center, Michigan. "Our three daughters love them, too. And your home smells wonderful while they're baking."
You don’t have to settle for fast food when you’re on the go this holiday season. These sweet muffins are a great snack anytime, and they make a tasty take-along for the busy days leading up to Christmas. —Jeanne Sherry, Putnam Valley, New York
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
When it comes to whole grains, these muffins pack a triple-whammy. Joyce Smith Williams of San Antonio, Texas, combines All-Bran cereal, ground flaxseed and oats to make these healthful muffins. If you have a small household, simply freeze the extras.
These hearty muffins are loaded with tasty ingredients, including apple, carrots, raisins, walnuts and coconut. Grab one on your way out the door for a great take-along breakfast on a rushed morning.—Karen Lewis, Elkford, British Columbia
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."
"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.
"I enjoy baking muffins--especially when they feature healthy ingredients like these do," says Elaine Anderson of Aliquippa, Pennsylvania. The crunchy topping and juicy apple bits add just the right sweetness to these jumbo muffins.