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Apple Wheat Muffins & a Giveaway

November 21, 2012

Happy {early} Thanksgiving! Because my posts have been very few and far between, I wanted to make sure I posted a recipe before Thanksgiving.   I didn’t have time to bake you a traditional apple pie, but I did whip up a batch of one of my favorite apple muffins.  You can easily include these in your Thanksgiving festivities, as either a side or a dessert, or even better as a breakfast/brunch item. 
These muffins are made with chunks of fresh apples.  I like to use Napa or Gala apples because they’re not too sweet.  However, feel free to use anything you have on hand.  The apples become soft and almost create this gooey texture that actually resembles an apple pie.  The cinnamon definitely helps with brining home that apple pie flavor as well. 
Enjoy your Thanksgiving!  And enjoy these Apple Wheat Muffins!

Now for the giveaway!  Earlier this year I entered a contest to bake something using Cinnabon’s 2 new products – Sprinkle Cinnamon Roll Topping and Cinnamon Roll Syrup.  I made these delicious Cinnamon Roll Scones and WON!  And because I won, one of my readers wins as well!  One lucky reader will win a years supply of Sprinkle Cinnamon Roll Topping and Cinnamon Roll Syrup!

To enter, all you need to do is comment on this post and say what you would make with these product(s).  It doesn’t need to be something extravagant.  Simple is often the way to go 🙂

For an additional entry, you can tweet about this giveaway.  Be sure to leave an addition comment stating you did.

The giveaway runs through Sunday, November 25th at 11:59pm PST.  The winner will be picked by a random generator, and will be announced the following week.

*Now that baby Ezekiel is almost 7 weeks old {I know! Time seriously does fly}, I’m finally starting to settle into cooking and baking regularly again.  I’m not in the kitchen quite as much as I was before – I mean I did bake something pretty much every day – but I’m trying to whip something sweet up once a week.  Sooo I should be posting more frequently!  Thanks for being so patient with me.  Being a mom is not easy, but man is it worth it!
And because I have to show off my little baby…

Apple Wheat Muffins
For Printable Recipe, Click here!
Makes: About 20 Muffins
2 cups Whole Wheat Flour
1 cup All Purpose Flour
1 teaspoon Baking Soda
½ teaspoon Salt
1 ½  teaspoons Cinnamon
1 ½ cups Sugar
½ cup Olive Oil
3 Eggs
2 Cups Apples (About 3 Medium), Chopped
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.  Line 1-2 muffin pans with baking liners.  Set aside until needed.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the flours, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.  Set aside.
In a large bowl, stir together the sugar, oil and eggs, and whisk to combine.  Slowly incorporate the flour and mix until just incorporated.  Fold in the apples.
Using an ice cream scoop, divide the batter among the prepared baking liners.  Bake the muffins until they turn a light golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center of a few muffins come out clean.
Allow the muffins to cool slightly, or completely depending on your preference, and then serve.
These last up to 5 days in a sealed container.
Recipe adapted from Bakeaholic Mama.  

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  • kelly d November 21, 2012 at 7:00 pm

    I would make my son cinnamon pancakes.  He eats pancakes every morning.

  • Elin Woods November 21, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    This might be obvious, but it’s a favorite. Pancakes. No question.

  • Shelly8806 November 21, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    I’d probably make French toast.

  • Cindy Brickley November 21, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    Glazed Cinnamon Rolls for sure! They would be gone in one breathe.

  • Cindy Brickley November 21, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    Glazed Cinnamon Buns for sure! They would be gone in one breathe.

  • Cindy Brickley November 21, 2012 at 9:31 pm

     I just wanted to add baby Ezekiel is so adorable and I love your blog! Thank you for the giveaway

  • Melissa Maruca November 21, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    yay! back to baking!
    Zekey looks so cute in that picture!
    My pumpkin is so handsome!!!

  • barbara n November 21, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    I love cinnamon rolls so to be able to make my own cinnabon tasting  buns at home is a real bonus

  • Paula Kelly-Bourque November 21, 2012 at 10:54 pm

    Aww, thanks for sharing this picture of you and the baby.  You both are adorable.  Love all the little hearts too.  
    Your muffins look lovely.  I’m not a great muffin baker 🙁
    Congratulations on winning the baking contest!!!

  • angela November 21, 2012 at 11:13 pm

    i think i would make french toast with those cinnabon ingredients. yuhm

  • Dolores Brown November 22, 2012 at 12:24 am

    Congrats on winning the cinnabon contest Krissy!  With that adorable photo of you & the baby, you could start winning baby photo contests as well!  He’s so cute!! 

  • Cassandra Early November 22, 2012 at 2:52 am

    I would make waffles with apples mixed with cinnamon with the syrup on top, maybe a dollop of whipped cream!

  • Bianca November 22, 2012 at 5:13 am

    ooo i would love to make cinnamon pull apart bread!

  • Wardah November 22, 2012 at 5:33 am

    I would make cinnamon rolls of course! 🙂 Thanks for this opportunity! 🙂

  • Mehwish A November 22, 2012 at 7:07 pm

    I would make apple pancakes and top them with the cinnamon roll syrup! 

  • Hajerah November 22, 2012 at 7:48 pm

    I would make cinnamon monkey bread! 

  • Hanna November 23, 2012 at 8:29 am

    I would love to make cinnamon waffles for my children.

  • Tony November 23, 2012 at 8:31 am

    I will make a yummy cinnamon pancake with whip cream and some of that lovely syrup for my family. 

  • Sallie November 23, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    I would make simple but yummy cinnamon rolls 🙂

  • mel November 23, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    just saw a recipe for Apple Cinnamon rolls- would love to try them out! 🙂

  • Casey @ Beautiful Disasters November 23, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    Oh yum!! I can think of so many delicious things I could make with these two products especially the sprinkle topping. It would be great for cinnamon rolls or cinnamon muffins! Cinnamon roll cupcakes sound like something that needs to happen!! 

  • Rachel Joy November 24, 2012 at 7:07 pm

    Found your really neat website via Pinterest! Keep at it 🙂
    Definitely would make cinnamon rolls for a nice Sunday morning treat before church…

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  • Megan November 24, 2012 at 11:29 pm

    He is such a sweetie!! I would make some muffins!!

  • Radina Arsenova November 25, 2012 at 5:19 pm

    I would make some… ini onkey pull-apart-breads with cinnamon filling 🙂 P.S. Ezekiel is so cute 🙂

  • Rebecca November 26, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    That looks like it’d be delicious on donut holes!

  • Lisa82367 November 26, 2012 at 6:30 pm

    I would make cinnamon french toast!  Your baby is beautiful!  Enjoy every second with him – they grow very, very quickly.  🙂

  • Anna November 27, 2012 at 1:10 am

    My kids love cinnamon-sugar toast.  I bet this would be fabulous for breakfast!  Congratulations on your new little one  and cherish every moment!!!

  • Jenny Glade November 27, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    I would make French Toast Casserole. Yummy. 

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