Chunky Apple Muffins

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I really do believe that apple is my favorite fruit to bake with. Although pumpkin is right up there as well, many people don’t really look at that as a fruit. But apples? Oh yes. My favorite, and these Chunky Apple Muffins are a great way to start any morning with that wonderful fruit.

Chunky Apple Muffins from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

I made these simple muffins recently for my bible study ladies, and the ultimate sign that a recipe is a hit, is when there aren’t any left to bring home. There were none.

Chunky Apple Muffins from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

I used Granny Smith apple in these muffins, but you can use any firm baking apple. I also pretty much never peel the apples when I bake with them. There’s lots of nutrition and fiber in those peels!

Chunky Apple Muffins from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

Chunky Apple Muffins from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

The muffins are topped with a sprinkling of demerera (raw) sugar before baking, to give the tops a nice crunch.

Chunky Apple Muffins from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

Enjoy these beauties with your morning coffee, or as an afternoon snack.

Chunky Apple Muffins from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

Yield: 12 muffins

Chunky Apple Muffins

Chunky Apple Muffins from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

These Chunky Apple Muffins are a great way to start any morning.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes


  • 2 c all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp fine salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 stick (1/2 c) unsalted butter, melted
  • 3/4 c brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 c buttermilk
  • 1 large Granny Smith (or other firm baking) apple, cored and diced
  • 1/3 c finely chopped pecans, optional
  • 12 tsp demerera (raw) sugar, divided


  1. To begin, preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Line a standard muffin pan with papers.
  2. In a bowl, combine your flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Give them a stir to mix. Set that aside for a moment.
  3. In your mixing bowl, combine the butter and brown sugar. Mix those together. Add in the egg and vanilla, and mix those together.
  4. Add in half of your dry mixture, mix until combined.
  5. Add in the buttermilk, mix that in and then add the remaining half of the dry ingredients. Again, mix until these are combined.
  6. Fold in the diced apples and pecans if you chose to add those, mixing with a rubber spatula.
  7. Scoop the batter into your muffin pan.
  8. Top each muffin with a teaspoon of the demerera sugar.
  9. Bake your muffins for 25-30 minutes or until they test done with a toothpick.
  10. Serve your muffins warm or allow them to cool on a rack.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 164Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 19mgSodium: 250mgCarbohydrates: 29gFiber: 1gSugar: 12gProtein: 4g

This data was estimated and provided by Nutritionix. Accuracy not guaranteed.

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2 thoughts on “Chunky Apple Muffins”

  1. Thank you Constance for the recipe! Right now I’m enjoying a month with my family where my son is stationed at Schofield Barracks on Oahu and its 77degrees out! When I head back to NJ where it is much colder, I’ll definitely make these muffins!


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