Thursday, September 22, 2011

Double Apple Muffins

Fall isn't official until tomorrow but it's definitely been in the air lately and I love it!

It has always been my favorite season. When I think of fall, I envision beautiful foliage, long walks in the forest, pumpkin patch and Halloween. As far as food, I hope you like apples and pumpkins because you will see a lot of recipes featuring them in the next few weeks. We'll start with these double apple muffins. Double because I use both applesauce and chopped apples in the batter. The spices are subtle and highlight the apple taste perfectly. Eat one with a spiced pumpkin latte and you are in fall heaven!

Makes 12-15 muffins

2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour = 270 g de farine
1 cup sugar = 180 g de sucre
1 teaspoon baking soda = 1 cuillère à café de bicarbonate de soude
1 teaspoon baking powder = 1 cuillère à café de levure
1 teaspoon salt = 1 cuillère à café de sel
2 teaspoons cinnamon = 2 cuillères à café de cannelle en poudre
Dash ground nutmeg = une pincée de noix de muscade râpée ou en poudre
Dash ground cloves = une pincée de clou de girofle en poudre
1 ½ cups applesauce (no sugar added) = 330 g de compote de pommes (sans sucre ajouté)
2 tablespoons canola oil = 2 cuillères à soupe d'huile végétale
2 eggs, lightly beaten = 2 oeufs, légèrement battus
1 large or 2 small apples, peeled and chopped = 1 grosse ou 2 petites pommes, épluchées et coupées en morceaux

Preheat oven to 350°F/180°C. Grease muffin tins and set aside.

In a large bowl, stir together flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, salt and spices.

Mix in the applesauce, oil and eggs. Blend very well and beat with a hand-mixer at high speed for about 2 minutes. Fold in chopped apples.

Pour batter into prepared muffin tins and bake for 18-20 minutes. Remove from tins and cool sightly on wire rack before serving.


  1. Miam miam, drôlement appétissant!!! Moi aussi, j'adore cette période de l'année mais entre l'avant Halloween et l'avant Noël... je crois que c'est Noël qui l'emporte quand même!! Mais bon en France, Halloween n'a pas trop la cote :/

  2. Je la teste ce week-end !!!! J'espère que ce sera aussi bon que ce que ca à l'air !

  3. Encore 2 ans après je suis en train de les faire !!!! Ta BS