MJ’s Apple Muffins

February 27, 2013 , In: Blog Post, Breakfast, Sweet Stuff , With: 3 Comments

Apple Muffins

On a recent cold winters day, I did what all Moms do when they are going crazy and need to get out of the house – I went to a mall.  But, it’s a bad time for shopping.  There’s mostly winter clearances with massively picked over items and just a few new spring items in the shops.  What I could glean from the few new items on the shelf is that black & white is going to be big.

Zara BW 4


Zara BW 3

Now, I have a bit of a conundrum with this.  I am just not much of a black and white gal.  I do have my fair share of black items but I am much happier in colour or print.  What to do?  Buy a few pieces to keep up with the trend, or just stick to my own personal style?  Well, considering that my budget is pretty reduced considering I am, ahem, no longer working, I think I’ll just stick with what I have.

But in an ode to the trend, I thought I’d use some leftover black and white scrap fabric to create a cutting edge food photo……  and it turned out a bit more 80’s retro than cutting edge.

Chloe Feb 11

I made these muffins to bring to a new Mom.  I like muffins for Moms.  Easy to eat, no heating required, and part healthy part treat.  OK – these are mostly treat but there is a bit of apple in them.

This apple muffin recipe is easy, delicious and moist.  Don’t forget the crunchy topping!  I got 18 muffins.

MJ's Apple Muffins
Recipe type: Baking
Cuisine: Muffins
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Serves: 18
An easy apple muffin recipe with a crunchy top.
  • 2¼ cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • ½ cup melted butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1½ cups brown sugar
  • 2 cups small diced apples
  • • Topping:
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ⅓ cup flour
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tbsp melted butter
  1. Heat the oven to 375F
  2. To make the topping, in a bowl combine the brown sugar, flour, vanilla, and butter.
  3. For the muffins, in a large bowl mix the flour and baking soda
  4. In another bowl mix the egg and milk, lemon juice, butter and vanilla.
  5. Add the brown sugar to the wet mixture and mix.
  6. Mix wet ingredients into the dry ingredients.
  7. Mix until just combined.
  8. Add the apples to the mixture and mix just until the apples are throughout the batter.
  9. Fill the muffin liners until they are ¾ full.
  10. Add the topping
  11. Cook for about 25 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean.


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Michelle Little

Writer & Photographer

Originally from the prairies and now in Montreal, I love exploring new places, eating great food and modern design. I'm mom of two wild things and paper and cake make me happy. Photographing your cutie family would make me very happy.

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