Okanagan Apple Muffins

Doreen Fish Recipe

By Doreen Fish dfish


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
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

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Janie Rebstock janiesflowerhut
Jan 8, 2015
Wonderful recipe. Made many times and included in my gift baskets for the holidays. Thank you so much for posting this.
Janie Rebstock janiesflowerhut
Jan 8, 2015
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
Becky Zee Beckyzee
Sep 30, 2014
Tried these and I love them! They have more of the soft, moist texture like the boxed muffins with the canned blueberries and stuff, rather than the denser, more course texture that all of my previous homemade muffins have been.
Just don't blend the apples into applesauce without making moisture adjustments or something (my husband doesn't like chunks of cooked fruit in food, so I tried blending them and the muffins turned out very different-not as light and fluffy, didn't rise very well. I think it added too much moisture or something)
cathy wilk roamingcook
Mar 12, 2014
I just made these about an hour ago. Delish!!! I had only all purpose flour and used that. Next time I'll get the recommended flour. I couldn't wait and had one while still warm. So good!!!
Becky Zee Beckyzee
Mar 7, 2014
Very yummy!...And moist! My kids love muffins, but I usually buy mixes from the store (like the kind with the can of real blueberries) when they're on sale, because my homemade muffins always seemed a little dry and crumbly.
Not these ones! These are moist and soft and yummy even a couple of days after making them! (I started blending the apples, though, because my husband doesn't like the chunks)