Sugar-and-Spice Apple Muffins Recipe
You get sugar, spice, and everything nice with this version of a classic apple muffin. This tender treat has ideal texture; one test kitchen professional said they “aren’t so soft they will fall apart, but they are almost cake-like in their softness.” These soft muffins would be a great grab-and-go breakfast in the morning or a snack in the afternoon, especially for a nagging sweet tooth. There’s no better way to welcome a new family to the neighborhood or make a friend’s day than with something homemade, and these apple muffins are sure to make anyone smile. One test kitchen professional said these sugar-and-spice apple muffins will remind you of an apple-cake doughnut, while another said these muffins are “churro-esque.” Although the recipe calls for Fuji, you can use whichever apple variety you prefer. The test kitchen professionals who like Fuji apples said they’re sweet and stay crisp. Some argued for golden delicious apples because they’re tender and bake well, and others said honeycrisp or gala apples would work, too. A tip from the test kitchen: Don’t over-work these muffins—they only need mixing until it is just combined, which helps keep them super soft.