Whole Wheat Apple Mini Muffins

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I attended a ladies potluck brunch this week and I thought what would be better to make than a mini muffin? With all of my freshly picked apples in tow, I certainly wanted to incorporate apples into the recipe. I used this whole wheat apple muffin recipe from one of my favorite food blogs, Smitten Kitchen. The result was a super cute baby muffin that was tasty, healthyish and not too sweet. To quote my husband: “those are the smallest muffins I have ever seen!”  If you have some fresh apples to use up, these are the perfect petite treat to make.

Apple Mini Muffins

What You’ll Need:

1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup all purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 tbsp cinnamon plus some for sprinkling
1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temp
1/2 cup granulated sugar (I used turbinado sugar)
1/2 cup dark brown sugar, divided in half
1 large egg
1 cup buttermilk
2 large apples, peeled, cored and coarsely chopped
2 mini muffin tins (*batter will make enough for filling 3 mini muffin tins)
mini muffin paper cups

What You’ll Do:

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees and lay out mini muffin cups in tins. In one bowl, mix flours, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. In another bowl, with a hand mixer, cream together the butter and sugars (add only 1/4 cup of the brown sugar). Mix in the egg and then the buttermilk, being careful not to overmix. Combine the dry ingredients and the chopped up apples with the wet ingredients. Pour the batter into the mini muffin cups. Sprinkle remaining brown sugar and cinnamon on top. Bake for 10 minutes and then (confirm with the toothpick test that they are done!) remove to cool.

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Thank you Deb, for the spectacular recipe and continuous inspiration!

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