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.
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.
"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.
It's sometimes difficult to get our daughter to eat healthy foods, but she gobbles up these fruit-filled muffins. Although these are a "must" around the holidays, I keep cranberries in the freezer so I can whip up a batch any time of year. —Esther Bowers, Westland, Michigan
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
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
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.
If you like tart apples and cheese, you'll love these moist, merry muffins. My family insists I make them for the holiday, but they're so easy to fix that I often whip up a batch or two on camping and canoe trips as well.