Apple Walnut Raisin Muffins

PhillyBoy and I have been running machines since we started training for the Philadelphia Half Marathon (which is November 22). What does that mean? We need more food! I find myself looking for an extra little pick-me-up in the afternoon, and to me, nothing says afternoon snack better than a muffin!

Therefore I set out to make a healthy muffin: apple muffins, in fact! After apple picking with PB, Heather, & Mark, we had more than enough apples in the house! These muffins are not sweet, but lend the perfect texture and hint of sweetness to bring out the natural flavor of the apples. I based this recipe off of a muffin recipe I made last year.

I have eaten these alone or in a big bowl of yogurt with added berries. Both ways, these are delicious! And they freeze well too!


Apple Walnut Raisin Muffins

The dry:
1.5 cups whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons baking powder
1.5 tbs cinnamon

The wet:
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 cup skim milk
2 tbs brown sugar
1 tbs white sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

The mix-ins:
1/4 cup halved walnuts
2 apples, washed, peeled, and diced
1/4 cup raisins

1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Spray a 12 muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray.
2. Mix the wet in one bowl. Mix the dry in another.
3. Add the wet to the dry, but don’t overmix.
4. Stir in the walnuts, raisins and apples.
5. Fill each tin about 2/3 the way full and bake for about 12-14 minutes until the top is nice an golden brown.


15 responses to “Apple Walnut Raisin Muffins

  1. These muffins look delish! That is awesome you are running a marathon. My hubby runs marathons, but I am not a runner…yet. I am trying! πŸ™‚

  2. omg. those look perf.
    Have… to.. make. them. NOW.

  3. Those look super super yum… I can tweak it a tad to make it dairy free. Thanks for the recipe. πŸ™‚

  4. Oh, I love the chunks of apples in those! Yum!!

  5. Looks absolutely delicious ..
    Laila ..

  6. I made apple muffins this week, too- must be something about this time of year! They look delish!

  7. Recently stumbled upon your blog. Good stuff…These muffins look amazing!

  8. These look so good!! I love how the apples are chunky in there vs. being sliced up.

  9. those muffins look great, a perfect afternoon snack!

  10. These sound really good. Do you really use 1.5 TABLESPOONS of cinnamon? That seems like alot. Did you mean tsp?

  11. Luci- I really use 1.5 tablespoons of cinnamon! I know it seems like a lot but I really love cinnamon!!! You can use less though of course!

  12. These looks so awesome! I love how quickly they can be prepared. Another fabulous recipe

  13. these look AMAZING! Thanks for sharing πŸ˜‰

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