Apple Brown Sugar Muffins

September 28, 2017

Why do peaches have to be so good? I am sitting here trying to think of ways to get into fall fruit season, and more importantly, how I can get you excited about apples through my pictures and brilliant words. And all I can think of is how good a peach would be right now. I know, I am not doing my job very well.

But for real!

It is still semi-warm here. Strawberry, blueberry, and peach season is coming to a close, yet you can still find a few gems here and there. I am not ready for apples, figs, pumpkins, and gourds. Ugh. Gourd. That word even sounds boring! Why eat an apple when you can still find a peach? That is my existential blog problem of the day.

I remember the dentist telling my mom that even though my youngest brother haaaaaated brushing his teeth when he was little, he had no dental issues because he ate a lot of apples. If a dentist is endorsing a fruit, then that surely makes it the nerd of the fruit world. Apples would look pretty cute with a little pair of black frame glasses. Just sayin’.

I guess I am looking forward to the yearly drama that is trying to convince Mike to go apple picking. He is such a grouch when it comes to seasonal produce related activities.

The good thing about apples is they do keep longer than those summer fruits. I have already stocked up on apple butter, so I can make these apple butter oatmeal bars. And, apple butter toast with some cinnamon and toasted pepitas is pretty good too.

Ugh. Alright, alright. I guess I am ready for apple season. I kind of talked myself into it. Are you convinced?

Can I bribe you with these cute little brown sugar apple muffins? They didn’t work on my kids, but maybe adults will realize the value of a cute little apple slice garnish on top.


Apple Brown Sugar Muffins

Moist apple and brown sugar muffins. Perfect for quick breakfasts or a seasonal snack!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 14 -16 muffins


  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 Teaspoon Molasses
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 Cup Shredded Apple
  • 14-16 Thin Apple Wedge slices for tops


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease all the wells of two 12 cup muffin tins with butter. Set off to the side.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together the brown sugar and the melted butter.
  3. Whisk in the milk, egg, vanilla, molasses, and shredded apple.
  4. Add the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt to a small mixing bowl. Whisk to combine.
  5. Pour the dry ingredients into the wet and use a wooden spoon or rubber spatula to combine until just mixed.
  6. Scoop the batter into each muffin tin, filling about 2/3 the way up. Top with a small apple slice.
  7. Bake muffins for 15-17 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean.
  8. Recipe adapted from Taste and Tell

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