Fall has arrived and that means apple season! We are fortunate enough to have our own apple trees and usually get a good amount of apples from them. We do like to make a trip to the mountains in the fall for apples too. Fuji is our favorite! I came across this wonderful website, www.recipegirl.com . I love it! That is where I found this muffin recipe. I hope you will try it and enjoy it too!
1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup quick-cooking oats
2/3 cup granulated sugar
1 Tbs baking powder
1½ tsp ground cinnamon
½ cup milk
1/3 cup butter or margarine, melted
¼ cup maple syrup
1 large egg, slightly beaten
2 cups chopped, peeled apples (I use Granny Smith)
12 pecan halves
1/3 cup powdered sugar
2 Tbs maple syrup
1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Grease 12-cup muffin tin or line with paper liners.
2. In a large bowl, whisk together dry ingredients.
3. In a small bowl, mix milk, butter, syrup and egg; stir into dry ingredients and mix just until moistened. Fold in apples.
4. Fill prepared muffin cups ¾-full (this is easiest to do when you use an ice cream scoop). Top each with a pecan half. Bake 18 to 20 minutes or until muffins test done. Cool in pan for 10 minutes before removing to wire rack to cool completely.
5. For glaze, mix sugar and syrup; drizzle over cooled muffins.