These moist and delicious apple raisin muffins, full of fresh apples, raisins, cinnamon and pecans, are an easy to make treat for breakfast or brunch!
The recipe makes 18 incredible tasting muffins that you and your family will LOVE!

The recipe makes 18 incredible tasting muffins that you and your family will LOVE! We first tried these delicious apple raisin muffins many years ago, and I recently re-discovered the old battered 3×5 index card with the handwritten recipe, in my old recipe box.

I did not write on the index card where I got the recipe from, so I truly have NO CLUE what the original source was… but I DID write GREAT!!! on the recipe card the very first time I made them, so I could remember how GOOD they were. They really DO taste GREAT, and are also very easy to make!

The recipe is very easy to follow, and seriously, the only “slightly time consuming” thing about is chopping up the apples.  No biggie. Everything else is really just adding ingredients, stirring, and baking! Oh yeah… and EATING (they are ridiculously delicious)! Here’s how to make a dozen and a half of these fabulous breakfast or brunch treats!

How To Make These Apple Raisin Muffins

Start by preheating your oven to 325° F.  The next thing is dicing the apples into small chunks.  You will need a total of 4 cups diced apples… I used 3 granny smith apples and 1 gala apple (but 4 cups of any firm apple will do just fine!).  Make sure to leave the peel ON the apples!

Apples diced into small pieces for muffins

Place the diced apples in a large mixing bowl.  Add granulated sugar, and stir to combine. Mix slightly beaten eggs, oil and vanilla extract in separate bowl; add to apples, and stir.

Diced apples for muffins are coated with sugar in bowl

Egg, oil and vanilla added to apple muffin mixture in bowl

In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.  Add this dry mixture to the apple mixture; stir well, to combine ingredients. Once combined, add raisins and chopped walnuts (or pecans), and stir until batter is completely blended.

Flour and spices added to muffin mixture in bowl

Raisins and pecans are added to apple muffin batter in bowl

Coat sides and bottom of muffin tins with non-stick spray; the recipe makes 18 muffins, so you will need two 12-cup muffin tins, (or bake these in two batches if you only have one muffin tin).  Spoon batter in muffin tins until each cup is about 3/4 full.

Apple raisin muffin batter in metal muffin tin

Bake muffins at 325° F. for approximately 23-25 minutes. Apple raisin muffins should be golden brown on the outside when done, and a toothpick inserted into middle of muffin should come out clean when done.

Remove muffins from muffin tin to a wire rack to cool.  Don’t they look GOOD? See those apple chunks? YUM. These apple raisin muffins taste best at room temperature!

Eighteen baked apple raisin muffins on wire rack

Close up photo of muffins with apples, raisins, and pecans

Here’s a close up picture of the INSIDE of one of the muffins… you can see it is filled with raisins, apples and nuts!

Inside photo of muffin with apples inside

Apple raisin muffin cut in half, on a plate

And there you have it! Delicious apple raisin muffins! When baked correctly, the muffins are not dry (due in part to the natural juices released from the apples). They also freeze very well, so it makes sense to make the whole batch at once, then put a few away in the freezer in a food storage bag or container to save for another day!

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Apple Raisin Muffins
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 

These moist and delicious apple raisin muffins, full of fresh apples, raisins, cinnamon and pecans, are an easy to make treat for breakfast or brunch!

Category: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple raisin muffins
Servings: 18 muffins
Calories Per Serving: 235 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 4 cups apples diced small (leave peel ON)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs , slightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 cup walnuts (or pecans) , chopped
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325° F.  Dice apples into small chunks.  You will need a total of 4 cups diced apples. Make sure to leave the peel ON the apples! Place diced apples in a large mixing bowl.  Add granulated sugar, and stir to combine. Mix slightly beaten eggs, oil and vanilla extract in separate bowl; add to apples, and stir. 

  2. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.  Add this dry mixture to the apple mixture; stir well, to combine ingredients. Once combined, add raisins and chopped walnuts (or pecans), and stir until batter is completely blended.
  3. Coat sides and bottom of muffin tins with non-stick spray; the recipe makes 18 muffins, so you will need two 12-cup muffin tins, (or bake in two batches if you only have one muffin tin).  Spoon batter in muffin tins until each cup is about 3/4 full.

  4. Bake muffins at 325° F. for approximately 23-25 minutes. Muffins should be golden brown on the outside when done, and a toothpick inserted into middle of muffin should come out clean.  Remove muffins from muffin tin to a wire rack to cool. Best served at room temperature. Enjoy! 

Recipe Notes

These muffins freeze well. Wrap each muffin in plastic wrap, then insert in a freezer storage bag, and freeze until ready to thaw and eat.

Nutrition Facts
Apple Raisin Muffins
Amount Per Serving (1 muffin)
Calories 235 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 18mg6%
Sodium 260mg11%
Potassium 146mg4%
Carbohydrates 33g11%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 14g16%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 40IU1%
Vitamin C 1.8mg2%
Calcium 17mg2%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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2 Comments on Apple Raisin Muffins

    • Good morning, Ed… thanks for taking the time to write. Yes… most of the time I do spray the paper liners out of an old habit. “Most” of the time I have found that it does help the muffins not to be sealed onto the liners! Hope you have a great day.

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