How do you like them apples?

Aloha friends!

A couple of weeks ago I was assessing my fridge situation and I realized I had turned into an apple hoarder. I've really been enjoying snacking on an apple on my commute home to curb my hangry feelings. When I grocery shop I always make sure to grab a few apples, but I realized that turned into me buying more apples than I was eating. So there were a few lonely apples that got forgotten and were slowly withering away in the back of my fridge. The good news is those are the best kind of apples to use for baking, and I always love an excuse to bake :D

I posted a photo a couple of weeks ago on Instagram of the apple muffins I ended up making. There were requests for the recipe so here it is:

Apple Muffins

Dry Ingredients

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • pinch of cloves
  • 1 tsp sea salt

Wet Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp milk, dairy or almond
  • 3/4 cup Greek yogurt

Apples

  • 3 small apples, peeled and shredded
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • pinch of cloves

In a bowl, mix together dry ingredients and put aside. In another bowl, whisk together the eggs, oil, maple syrup, milk, and vanilla. Mix the wet and dry ingredients together. Shred the apples with a grater and mix with remaining spices; fold into your batter. Then fold in the Greek yogurt. Spoon into 12 muffin cups (tip: use a melon baller to spoon in your batter for a no-mess situation). Bake muffins at 350 degrees for ~25 minutes.

Kathryn and I had a working date the other week and on her way out she asked for a second muffin. These muffins turn out so fluffy with just a hint of sweetness. It is hard to eat only one!

Enjoy!

xo Michelle

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