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Apple Fritter Muffins #Blogtober

These decadent muffins are studded with tender spiced apples and dipped into a sweet glaze. You'll think you're eating an apple fritter.



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Part of being a food blogger, is being part of the food blog universe on Facebook. My timeline is bursting with delicious photos from all the food bloggers I follow. At least once a day I save a recipe that I've seen, because it looks so good I have to make it. This is the case with this recipe. I saw it years ago and bookmarked the link to make. By the time I went through my bookmarks and remembered this recipe. it had disappeared from the blogosphere. So I decided to create my own version of this muffin and I must say they are out of this world good!!!

 I decided to cook the apples down before adding them to the batter. The result is like muffin ,meets caramel apple pie filling. Then I decided to dip the tops of these in a glaze, because an apple fritter is not an apple fritter without glaze.  OMG the kids and I were swooning, as I was dipping the warm muffins. The bonus was that they are peanut free, so I you'll be able to send them to school with your kids. We had them devoured in the matter of days. How could we not? The muffins were moist and tender, studded with these wonderfully spiced apples and dipped in glaze. The warm spices are perfect, and not over powering. The sweet glaze added just the right amount of sweetness. These muffins will be going into my school muffin rotation, for the kids lunches.





Apple Fritter Muffins


Apples:
6 Tablespoons butter, divided
3 medium cooking apples ( I went with 2 McIntosh and 1 Red Delicious)
1/3 C brown sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground cloves 
2 Tbs water

1/4 C flour

Muffins: 
2 1/3 C flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda

3 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp ground cloves
1/8 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 C unsweetened apple sauce
1/4 C canola oil
1 tsp vanilla

1 C sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar, packed
2 eggs, room temperature
1 cup buttermilk, room temperature (or 1 Tablespoon vinegar plus 1 cup milk)


Glaze:
2 Tbs butter, melted
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup powdered sugar 

1 Tbs hot water


Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line 16 muffin cups with paper liners.

In a large cast iron skillet melt the butter over medium low heat.  Add in the sugar, apples, cinnamon, cloves and 1 Tbs hot water. Cook, stirring occasionally until apples are tender; about 8-10 minutes. Remove from heat and gradually stir in 1/4 C flour. Let cool.

In a medium mixing bowl, combine the flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.

In a separate large mixing bowl, combine the apple sauce, sugar, brown sugar, oil and vanilla. Whisk in eggs, one at a time; until combined. Add in flour alternately with the buttermilk, starting and finishing with the flour; stirring until the ingredients are just combined. Gently fold in the apples, ensuring to not over mix.

Divide batter equally among muffin cups and smooth the tops. Bake 14-16 minutes; until the tips are pale golden brown and springy to the touch. Remove from oven to a wired rack, letting muffins cool for 5 minutes before removing from the muffin tins. Cool slightly before dipping in into the glaze.

To make the glaze, mix together the melted butter, vanilla, powdered sugar and hot water until smooth. Holding warm muffins upside down, dip tops into the glaze, letting any access drip off. Return to wired rack to let the glaze harden. Dip muffins, into the glaze, a second time. Let harden before serving.


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Comments

  1. Oh, YUMMY! these look so delicious!
    I love anything with apples in it! Can't wait to try it out! thanks for sharing this recipe.

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  2. These look so good! Will have to save this recipe for later 😊

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