Doreen Fish Recipe

Okanagan Apple Muffins

By Doreen Fish dfish

Recipe Rating:
 11 Ratings
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Doreen's Story

The Okanagan Valley is known as "The Fruit Basket" of Canada. Most all fruit we get here is grown in the Okanagan.
If you only make one muffin in your life, this should be the one!!!!

*Any type of apple can be used.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Notes from the Test Kitchen:
This recipe will make your house smell absolutely scrumptious! With a perfectly sweet taste and a delightfully crunchy topping, these light muffins are Blue Ribbon winners indeed.


1/2 c
brown sugar, firmly packed
6 Tbsp
all purpose flour
1/4 c
butter, unsalted
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1 tsp
1 1/2 c
brown sugar, firmly packed
2/3 c
vegetable oil
1 large
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1 c
2 tsp
apple cider vinegar
2 1/2 c
all purpose flour
1 tsp
baking soda
1/2 tsp
2 c
peeled apples, diced into 1/2 inch chunks

Directions Step-By-Step

Preheat oven to 325.Butter and flour or line a 15 cup muffin tin with paper cups.

Make the topping:
Combine the first 4 ingredients in a bowl. Mix with fingers until crumbly.
Set aside.
Beat the 1 1/2 cups brown sugar oil, egg, and vanilla in a large bowl. Combine the water and vinegar. Sift together flour, soda and salt and blend into the oil mixture alternately with the water. Add the diced apples amd mix just until combined. Spoon into muffin pan and sprinkle with topping Bake 30 mins until golden brown and top springs back when lightly touched.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Muffins
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
  • Comments

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    Carole F BakersQueen - Jan 26, 2011
    Well, I am sold...I am keeping this recipe! :)
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    Doreen Fish dfish - Jan 26, 2011
    Enjoy Lynn!! They are delicious...making a batch this afternoon for breakfast tomorrow....they are so yummy!!!
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    Doreen Fish dfish - Jan 26, 2011
    Just wanted to mention that I did bake some this afternoon and I used 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour and 1 cup whole wheat...turned out marvelous!!I also forgot to mention that I use a 12 cup muffin pan(that's what I have) and I just overfill a little.
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    Carole F BakersQueen - Jan 26, 2011
    Thanks, Doreen..I will be sure to add whole wheat flour, better for you anyway. :)
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    Dee Stillwell LILLYDEE - Jan 27, 2011
    Have u girls tried white whole wheat flour? King Arthur makes it and I sub it for unbleached flour in most recipes. It's lighter and bakes up better but has the same nutrients as reg WW flour. The only store I can find it at is Trader Joes.
    Doreen, My moms family was from the Okanagan Valley. I have an old pic of a bunch of her brothers walking across it on a log. Brings back fun memories of our home slide shows growing up. Boy had photo technonogy advanced in 50 yrs!