Maple Apple Muffins

Maple Apple Muffins
Staff Writer
Maple Apple Muffins

Sawsan Abu Farha

Maple Apple Muffins

Maple syrup adds a whole new layer of flavor to these muffins, and the hint of caramel is a perfect match with the apples and walnuts. These muffins are really moist and full of flavor from the spices, apples, maple syrup, crunchy walnuts, and the rich, earthy taste of oats.

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Ingredients

  • 1/4  Cup  unsalted butter
  • 1/4  Cup  vegetable oil
  • 1/2  Cup  brown sugar
  • 2  Tablespoons  maple syrup
  • egg
  • apples, cored and grated
  • 1/4  Teaspoon  cinnamon
  • 1/4  Teaspoon  ground cardamom
  • 1/4  Teaspoon  ground cloves
  • 2  Teaspoons  vanilla extract
  • 1/4  Teaspoon  salt
  • 1  Cup  all-purpose flour
  • 1  Cup  quick-cooking oats
  • 1/4  Teaspoon  baking soda
  • 1/2  Cup  chopped walnuts

Directions

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

Using an electric mixer, cream together the butter, oil, brown sugar, and maple syrup. Add the egg and whisk until combined. Add the grated apples, cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, vanilla extract, and salt. Sift the flour into a mixing bowl and add the oats and baking soda. Add the flour mix gradually to the wet mix. Mix with a spoon or spatula until homogenous. Fold in the walnuts.

Line a muffin tin with paper or foil liners. Fill with the batter ¾ full. Bake in the oven and reduce the temperature to 350 degrees after 10 minutes. Continue baking until a knife inserted into the center of each muffin comes out clean.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
10g
14%
Sugar
14g
16%
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
Cholesterol
7mg
2%
Carbohydrate, by difference
32g
25%
Protein
3g
7%
Vitamin A, RAE
134µg
19%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
8µg
9%
Calcium, Ca
58mg
6%
Choline, total
8mg
2%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Folate, total
44µg
11%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
31mg
10%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
2mg
14%
Phosphorus, P
87mg
12%
Selenium, Se
3µg
5%
Sodium, Na
323mg
22%
Water
16g
1%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Maple Shopping Tip

Be sure to purchase the correct flour a recipe calls for – flours differ in gluten or protein content, making each suited for specific tasks.

Maple Cooking Tip

Insert a toothpick into the center of cakes, bar cookies, and quick breads to test for doneness – it should come out clean or only have a few crumbs clinging to it.