Spiced Apple Nut Muffins (Recipe)

Posted on : March 19th, 2020

Today, I mined my own personal cookbook where I have handwritten recipes written down from various friends from years ago. It was a wonderful nostalgia trip, and over and over I kept thinking “why haven’t made this recipe lately?” But now that we’re all thinking about staying closer to home it seems like the perfect time to bake! This recipe for Spiced Apple Nut Muffins was one of my favorites I’m not going to say how many years ago. I can’t wait to try it again!

Back in the day, I’d eat these still warm from the oven slathered with butter. Today, I think almond butter would be delicious. And feel free to add things like chopped candied ginger or raisins or dried cranberries to the batter. So good! This recipe makes 1 dozen muffins.

Spiced Apple Nut Muffins


  • 2 cup flour (1/2 whole wheat and 1/2 white is best)
  • 1/3-1/2 cup sugar (I prefer 1/3 c., the original recipe calls for 1/2)
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup chopped apple
  • 1/4 cup chopped almonds or walnuts


  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup melted butter


  1. Sift together dry ingredients while preheating the oven to 375º.
  2. Combine egg, milk and melted butter.
  3. Add wet ingredients and chopped apple to the dry ingredients. Stir only enough to mix lightly.
  4. Fill greased muffin tins 2/3 full.
  5. Combine ingredients for topping.
  6. Sprinkle topping over the muffins.
  7. Bake 30 min. at 375ºF.

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