Spiced Apple Muffins are an amazingly moist muffin with coconut milk, coconut and a SECRET spice for a twist on plain apple muffins. Topped with streusel and a simple glaze.
This is a sponsored post, but as always the opinions are my own.
I got a fall shipment of apples from Stemilt and can’t wait to share this recipe with you. They sent me a variety box to try out and while Piñatas are my favorite, I chose Tango’s for these amazing apple muffins. The muffins are a bit different from ones you may have had in the past. First, the apples themselves give them a naturally sweet taste. Next, you get a hint of coconut flavor from coconut milk and dried coconut. The real surprise comes from Asian five-spice powder. I’ve never used this before and assumed it was more of a savory spice mix but no, it’s a blend of cinnamon, cloves, fennel, star anise and black pepper. How can that be bad. If you’re sick of pumpkin spice, give this a try and change things up a bit.
I kept the apple chunks fairly large so the flavor and texture of the muffin itself was interesting. I love the addition of a little bit of coconut milk to the batter and also to the glaze. A little dried coconut in the streusel topping was subtle and not overpowering. This was just a great overall combination of flavors that complimented the apples so well.
I made these in advance for some weekend guests and froze them. While they tasted marvelous, freezing them seemed to dry them out a bit. For best results I would make them the same day or leave them in a sealed container on the counter and eat the following day. I loved them still slightly warm. I’m so glad fall has finally arrived. If you’re in the Carolinas, I can find Stemilt apples at Whole Foods and sometimes at Harris Teeter.
Slightly adapted form A family Feast