whole wheat apple muffins

brown and white sugar on top

I am a muffin person. I know that there's been a recent uprising for the love and adoration of cupcakes but when it comes down to it, muffins are my first love. I found this recipe on Smitten Kitchen a little more than a year ago while I was a baker in my campus coffee shop and ever since I've tried it, the recipe has never let me down.

gala apples
before the oven
whole wheat apple muffins

whole wheat apple muffins

1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
1/2 granulated sugar
1/2 brown sugar
1 large egg
1 cup buttermilk or yogurt
2 large apples peeled, cored, and coarsely chopped

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Combine flours, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon in a bowl and set aside. In a separate bowl, cream butter then add granulated sugar and 1/4 cup of brown sugar. Add egg and mix until combined. Slowly add buttermilk* but be careful not to over-mix so that the buttermilk does not curdle. Add flour mixture. Fold in apples. Divide into muffin cups and sprinkle the remaining brown sugar on top.** Bake for 10 minutes at 450 degrees and then for 5-10 at 400 degrees until golden brown.

Eat. Fall in love.

*I've tried this with buttermilk and yogurt and both work perfectly (yogurt is cheaper)
**I used a little brown sugar and granulated sugar.