Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Grease 8 wells of a standard 12-cup muffin pan.

  2. Stir together the dry ingredients; set aside.

  3. Whisk together the melted butter or oil, eggs, milk, and vanilla.

  4. Stir the dry mix into the wet ingredients. Scrape the bottom and sides of the bowl and continue to stir for about 30 seconds, until well blended.

  5. Fold in the grated apples and walnuts.

  6. Fill the muffin cups almost full. Sprinkle with cinnamon-sugar, if desired.

  7. Let the muffins rest for 10 minutes; this will give the leavening in the baking mix a chance to get going.

  8. Bake the muffins for 20 to 25 minutes, until a cake tester inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean.

  9. Remove the muffins from the oven and, after 5 minutes, transfer them to a rack to cool.

Tips from our Bakers

  • For a nut-free version of these muffins, substitute dried cranberries, raisins, or currants for the walnuts.