Saturday, September 12, 2015

Delicious Spice Muffins

Are you looking for a delicious, autumn inspired muffin to serve your family?  This is one of my family's all time favorites.  I love to make a batch of these spice infused muffins when the weather is cool and the leaves begin to turn. They are moist and scrumptious!  Let's get baking!
The Starting Line-Up:
1 cup soft butter                                                          1 teaspoon ground cloves
2 cups sugar                                                                1 teaspoon salt
2 eggs                                                                          2 teaspoons baking soda
2 cups applesauce (preferably unsweetened)         4 cups all purpose flour
3 teaspoons ground cinnamon                                  1 cup nuts, chopped
2 teaspoons ground allspice                                      Powdered Sugar
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Cream butter and sugar.  Add eggs, one at a time.  Mix in applesauce and spices.  Sift together salt, soda, and flour.  Add to applesauce mixture and mix until combined.  Stir in nuts. You will end up with a lovely caramel colored batter! Bake the muffins immediately or refrigerate until ready to bake.  Bake in a lightly greased muffin pan or in muffin cups at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes. If the batter has been refrigerated, bake for 15-18 minutes.
While the muffins are cooking, enjoy the wonderful "autumn-like" aroma wafting from your oven.  Apples, cinnamon, and cloves remind me of everything I love dearly about fall...football...falling leaves...crisp weather...apple cider...and these muffins!  One you remove the muffins from the oven, allow them to cool on a wire rack.
Sift powdered sugar on top before serving.   These muffins are perfect for breakfast or with a cup of coffee for a late afternoon snack.  I love them straight from the oven with a glass of cold milk.
The batter keeps very well in the refrigerator.  The original recipe states that the batter will keep "indefinitely", but I wouldn't do that for numerous reasons.  The main reason is that we eat them too quickly! I usually refrigerate the remaining batter for about a week and then make another batch.  This recipe makes approximately 24 muffins.  Let me know if you try them!
Blessings from Lynda at Still Woods Farmhouse
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24 comments:

  1. These look delicious and the recipe looks easy.

    Thanks for sharing ~ FlowerLady

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    1. Happy Tuesday Lorraine! I hope you like these yummy muffins! Let me know if you try them out. I'll tell you a secret...I like to dip them in my milk when they are hot! Can get really messy unless you are a champion dipper like me, but so worth it!
      Blessings from Lynda at Still Woods Farmhouse

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  2. If they taste as good as they look, they must be wonderful.

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    1. I promise you, they are as good as they look and maybe even better than they look. When my boys were little, we had Muffin Monday for breakfast each week on Monday. This was one of my "go to" recipe during the cooler months for Muffin Monday. Let me know if you try then and what you think.
      Blessings from Lynda at Still Woods Farmhouse

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    1. They are! Don't you just love the smell of cinnamon and apples cooking? You'll love this recipe if you love those flavors. Thanks for visiting!
      Blessings from Lynda at Still Woods Farmhouse

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  4. Yum!!! I need something good for you and sweet right now!!

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    1. They are yum, Suzan! I hope you get a chance to make a batch. We are crazy about them here. I could eat three in one sitting:) Have a terrific Tuesday evening!
      Blessings from Lynda at Still Woods Farmhouse

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  5. Those look so good and I bet they smell wonderful! We love little muffins like this with a cup of coffee. Pinning. :)

    By the way, I came over from Jann Olson's blog.

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    1. Hi Stacey! I am so happy you stopped by for a visit. You will enjoy these muffins. I love them with coffee and also with milk. They are super moist. Thanks for pinning and I will be stopping by soon!
      Blessings from Lynda at Still Woods Farmhouse

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  6. I love Fall flavors and these sound like a must try recipe, and they look so pretty dusted with some powdered sugar!

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    1. Hi Kitty,
      Let me know what you think after you make them. I am fairly certain you will like them. Sounds like you love the flavors of the fall as much we as do at our house. Thanks for visiting!
      Blessings from Lynda at Still Woods Farmhouse

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    1. You are correct!! I think all moist, yummy muffins are the ultimate in comfort food...that and pancakes! I hope you try them soon. They are scrumptious. By the way. I love your name!!! I am a vintage junkie too. Have a Wonderful Wednesday evening and thanks for stopping by. Come back soon!
      Blessings from Lynda at Still Woods Farmhouse

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  8. These do sound yummy and perfect for fall! Thanks for sharing the recipe with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. HI Jann,
      They are delicious. If you get a chance to try them, let me know what you think!
      Blessings from Lynda at Still Woods Farmhouse

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  9. They look so good! Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  10. They look so good! Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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    1. You are welcome Cindy. Thank you for hosting each week. Have a wonderful weekend!
      Blessings from Lynda at Still Woods Farmhouse

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  11. These look so yummy and I thank you for sharing. I love muffins and so do my grandgirls. Perfect for Fall too.
    Have a wonderful week ahead.
    FABBY

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    1. Hi Fabby! I made a batch of pumpkin-apple muffins to take to my son and they just can't compare to these spice muffins. These are so moist and really scrumptious. They make cute little happies when you make them in mini loaf pans and wrap with a cellophane bag, tied with raffia. Perfect for a teacher or Sunday School Teacher happy!
      Have a wonderful week.
      Blessings from Lynda at Still Woods Faarmhouse

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  12. Lynda, these look so scrumptious! I can smell the spice already! I will be making them and will let you know how wonderful they are!

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    1. Yes, please do! We love them around here. You will be standing nearby while they are cooking, ready to grab one hot from the oven! Have a wonderful week and thanks for visiting!
      Blessings from Lynda at Still Woods Farmhouse

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  13. Sounds wonderful! I had to pin these to my fall board.

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