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Apple Ginger Fall Muffin Recipe

These moist and fluffy muffins are the perfect combination of spices and sweetness, making them a great recipe for fall!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American, fall
Servings 9 large muffins


  • hand mixer


  • 1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp table salt
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 2/3 cup light brown sugar, not packed
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 5 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 small-medium apples, peeled and shredded, discarding the core (any variety you have is fine)
  • 2 tbsp peeled grated ginger (I grated using a zester)

Optional Powdered Sugar Glaze

  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp water, milk or cream


  • Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees. Greese a muffin tin, or put paper muffin liners in the tin and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine the flourbaking powderbaking soda, salt, ground cinnamon, ground cloves and ground nutmeg.
  • In a separate medium bowl, add the brown sugareggsour creammelted butter and vanilla extract. Mix for about 30 seconds using a hand mixer.
  • Using a silicone spatula, fold the wet ingredients into the dry. Once well combined, toss in the grated ginger and shredded apple. Fold it into the mixture. TIP: use a zester to grate your ginger for finer pieces.
  • Spoon the muffin mix into greased or paper lined muffin cups and bake at 350 for between 20-25 minutes, depending on the size of your muffin tin. A toothpick should be able to be inserted without any batter sticking to it. Repeat until you are all out of batter.

For Powdered Sugar Glaze:

  • You have the option to make a powdered sugar glaze to brush over the top. To make, whisk together 3/4 cup powdered sugar with 2 tbsp of water, milk or heavy cream.  Add more liquid to reach desired consistancy. Once the muffins have cooled to room temp, brush with the glaze and sprinkle powdered sugar over the top. Enjoy!
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