Apple orange spice muffins breads – whole wheat and delicious!

When I want to bake something to have around the house to snack on, I want that something to be these muffins. These things will make you happy. They are low-fat, incredibly moist, and while they have a perfect fall flavor, they are light enough for snacking on all year around.

The recipe calls for plain yogurt (non-greek). You can use non-fat yogurt, but whole fat yogurt really makes these moist. And keep those apple chunks on the larger side – otherwise they tent to get more mushy than is pleasing.

Apple orange spice muffins

Apple orange spice muffins


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup turbinado sugar
  • 1/4 cup dark brown sugar, packed
  • 1 Large organic, free-range egg
  • 1 cup organic plain yogurt (not Greek-style)
  • 1 1/2 cup organic whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup organic whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2 cups peeled, cored and chopped baking apples (2 large apples)
  • Fresh zest from 1 orange


  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Grease a 12-cup muffin pan.
  2. Beat together the butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar until fluffy, 1-2 minutes. Scrape down the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula
  3. Add Eggs, mix well
  4. Beat in yogurt
  5. Add the flours, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. Beat on low speed until just combined
  6. Add apples until just combined
  7. Divide batter in to muffin pan, between 12 muffins. Sprinkle with 2 tbsp brown sugar and 2 tbsp orange zest.
  8. Bake for 25-30 minutes.

What are your favorite go-to muffins?

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By |2014-01-06T04:52:25-04:00December 6th, 2013|Apple Recipes|0 Comments

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