Apple Pecan Muffins

These muffins are the perfect answer to what to make with all those apples that are in season. I love to cook with local ingredients, and here in Georgia it doesn't get any more local than fresh apples from our local orchard and Georgia pecans.

Ready In: 50 mins

Level: Easy


Prep: 15 mins

Cook: 25 mins

Yields: 12 Servings

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 c all purpose flour
  • 1/2 c packed brown sugar
  • 4 T packed brown sugar (for topping)
  • 2 1/4 t baking powder
  • 1 t cinnamon
  • 1 t salt
  • 1 apple (peeled and finely chopped)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 c Stonyfield Organic Plain Nonfat Yogurt
  • 1 t vanilla extract
  • 1 stick butter (melted)

  • Topping

  • 4 T packed brown sugar
  • 3 T pecans (finely chopped)
  • directions

    Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 350°. Spray 12 standard muffin cups with cooking spray (I like to use coconut oil spray, but buttering them will work too).

    Step 2

    Sift the flour, 1/2 cup brown sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt into a large bowl.

    Step 3

    In a separate bowl whisk together the egg, yogurt, butter, apples and vanilla.

    Step 4

    Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until just mixed, careful not to over mix.

    Step 5

    Fill the muffin cups about two thirds full with the muffin batter.

    Step 6

    In a small bowl mix together the 4 tbsp of brown sugar and 3 Tbsp of pecans.

    Step 7

    Sprinkle the brown sugar and pecan mixture over the tops of the muffins to make a strudel-type top.

    Step 8

    Bake for about 20 to 25 minutes.

    Step 9

    Allow muffins to cool for a few minutes in the muffin pans. Then, pop them out and slap a good schmear of real butter on them and DEVOUR.

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