It's safe to say I had a rolling list of about 20 recipes I was considering making from Nicole's blog, PicNic, for SRC this month. But as soon as I came across this recipe my search was over. (Don't worry--I plan on going back to make the other 19 recipes VERY soon).
I still had quite a few apples left from our apple picking excursion a few weeks ago, so a recipe with apples in it was a no-brainer. These muffins are packed with apples and berries, plus a few pecans are scattered throughout to give them some crunch. These are perfect for a chilly fall morning paired with some coffee or tea. The boys and I loved these and they will definitely be going into our rotation! Enjoy!
Makes 15 muffins
- 1 stick butter, room temperature
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cup flour
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/2 cup pecans, chopped
- 2 apples, cored, peeled and chopped
- 1 cup frozen mixed berries
- 1/4 cup rolled oats
Beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs and vanilla extract.
Sift in the flour and baking powder and beat just until combined. Add the milk and beat on low until combined. Fold in the pecans and apples, then gently fold in the berries just until they are incorporated.
Spoon the batter into the prepared muffin tins. Sprinkle the top of each muffin with a spoonful of rolled oats.
Place in the center of the oven and bake for about 20-25 minutes, until the muffins spring back when pressed gently in the center and a toothpick inserted comes out clean.