- 1-1/3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup quick-cooking oats
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/3 cup butter, melted
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- 2 cups chopped peeled apples
- 12 pecan halves
- 1/3 cup confectioners' sugar
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- In a large bowl, combine the flour, oats, sugar, baking powder and cinnamon. In a small bowl, mix milk, butter, syrup and egg; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in apples.
- Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups three-fourths full. Top each with a pecan half. Bake at 400° for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely.
- For glaze, mix confectioners' sugar and syrup; drizzle over muffins. Yield: 1 dozen.
Reviews for Maple-Drizzled Apple Muffins
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"I had high hopes for this recipe. These muffins are pretty sweet and I even opted to leave the icing off. This recipe really makes 13-14 muffins. I made 12, as suggested, and was concerned about the batter nearing the top of the cups. After baking the tops stuck to the top of the pan. I dont always use liners, but with this recipe I would and divide the batter as needed. I rated it a 3, because I love oat and apple baked goods. I would try again, reducing the sugar slightly and using liners."
"Five minutes after I placed the muffins in the oven...I found the melted butter! After baking for 17 minutes, the resulting "mistake" had a very nice texture and taste. I will not be adding butter to this recipe again. I've made this recipe correctly many times and it, too, is a five star rating."
"Served these to brunch guests and they were a hit! Thanks for sharing."
"Only thing I did differently was stir 1/2 c. chopped pecans into the muffin batter (which gave me a couple extra muffins). Although I usually prefer less sweet muffins, the flavor of these was wonderful! Even my one child who doesn't really care for muffins ate two!"
"I skipped the glaze. Very good warm. 12 servings is spot on - I cooked 18 minutes."