Apple Cinnamon Yogurt Muffins

Never tried muffins with yogurt as an ingredient?  I promise you are missing out!  Since we first tried these in our house, we’ve never gone back to the yogurt-less variety.  Despite a somewhat thick dough, these muffins are surprisingly soft when baked.  Also, they are egg free…which is a bonus for those with allergies or other dietary concerns, or simply for those with little “kitchen helpers.”  (My boys and eggs do not mix well in the kitchen right now…unless our goal is a complete mess.)  And, while they do contain sugar, this recipe calls for whole wheat flour, real fruit, and protein-packed yogurt.  (Use Greek to get even more protein power in each little muffin.)  I hope you enjoy them as much as we do!

Apple Cinnamon Yogurt Muffins

1 1/2 cups All Purpose Flour
1/2 cups Whole Wheat Flour
2/3 cups Sugar
1 Tbs Baking Powder
1/2 tsp Salt
1/2 cup Butter, melted
1/2 cup Milk
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
1 cup Apple Cinnamon Yogurt, Chobani Greek variety works well.
1/2 cup Frozen Cinnamon Apples, chopped* (Optional)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees and line a muffin tin with paper liners. In a large bowl, add flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Stir to combine. In a separate bowl, combine melted butter, milk, yogurt, and vanilla extract. Slowly add wet ingredients to dry, stirring with a spoon. When just combined, add frozen apple cubes.  (If necessary, add an additional splash of milk to combine.  Dough should be somewhat thick, though.  It will bake well.) Add approximately 1/4 cup mixture to each muffin cup. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Yields 12-16 muffins.

*If you cannot find frozen apples, you can try the following DIY or simply omit, especially if your yogurt variety has real apple chunks.

Chop 3 Granny Smith apples into small cubes.  Toss with 3 Tbs sugar, 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon and 2 teaspoons lemon juice.  Bake at 350 for 15.  After cooling, freeze in a plastic bag for future use in turnovers, pancakes, or muffins!

Source:  Adapted from Egg-Free Blueberry Muffins from The Art of Dessert

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  1. These look great! Always looking for good morning muffin recipes!

  2. Yum those look delicious! I am always looking for easy breakfasts for days we are on the go. These would be perfect!

  3. Happy to find your blog this morning for the first time through Weekend Potluck! Anything with yogurt has my attention. Love that you used a flavored Greek Yogurt in the muffins. Would love for you to share on Thursdays Treasures http://fooddonelight.com/thursdays-treasures-week-68/

  4. I’ve pinned this! Can’t wait to try tem

  5. These look so good! I will definitely try this recipe! Thanks for linking up at Share It Saturday!
    Colleen

  6. These sound wonderful and your helpers are adorable!

  7. Wahoo!! So happy that I just found your page! Love everything about it. Your kids are so stinkin cute and your recipes are fabulous. I’ll be back for more recipes like this one.
    -Becky

  8. These look delicious! Thanks so much for linking up to Share It Saturday. I’ll be featuring these this week!

  9. These look so yummy! I’m stopping in from the GYB Blog Hop. Can’t wait to take a peek around. I’m your newest follower.
    Jen @ CraftyMisAdventures.com

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