I had been over at my sisters house to pick up a few things she had left for me and along with it was a bag of apples. Not sure if they were from her yard or someone elses but, SCORE, fresh apples are always a good thing! I kind of love to play with muffin flavors and since I it had been awhile since I had done so, I knew the first apple recipe on the list was going to be muffins. Now, I will admit, when you get to mixing fruit flavor, to a girl who isn't wild about fruit, it gets a little creepy for me. So I decided to go with just a simple flavor, of ONE fruit, and complimentary flavors that were NOT fruit. I am actually sitting here chuckling at myself. Is it obvious I am not a fruit lover. Just a few I will eat, odd, I know.
I think these would be perfect for any morning, I think they will freeze like a dream, and I think you should make a double batch because of the obvious reasons listed previously. Obviously I think Thanksgiving morning would be the perfect time to try them out since they can be made ahead and just yanked from the freezer the night before. Nobody will know you weren't up all night slaving away for their holiday enjoyment.
Make sure to follow the apple directions, it makes the flavor more intense, makes the muffins SO moist and face it, it makes the dang muffin what it is! HA!
You will need:
3 medium apples (directions below)
2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup veg oil
1/2 cup white granulated sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup instant oats
Preheat your oven to 375. In a bowl combine your flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Whisk to combine and set aside. In another bowl or your mixer bowl, combine your oil, sugar, brown sugar, eggs, vanilla and cinnamon. Whisk to completely combine. Add in flour mixture, and quick oats and mix until JUST combined.
Scoop into muffin liners. Fill them a bit fuller than cupcakes so you get that classic "muffin top". Trust me it is better on muffins than me! I got about 15 muffins. Bake for 20-23 minutes. Just do the toothpick test and make sure they are done. They will carryover cook a bit out of the oven as well.
Now get ready to NOM NOM NOM on these babies!