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Gingerbread Apple Muffins

Apple Gingerbread Muffins

Apples and gingerbread—a delicious combination in these muffins that will surely become a holiday favorite.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Snack
Servings 12

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup Chiquita Bites®: Juicy Green Apples, chopped
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons crystallized ginger, minced

Instructions
 

  • Heat oven to 400°F. Line 12 regular-sized muffin cups with paper baking cups; lightly coat with cooking spray.
  • Combine the flour, baking powder, ginger, cinnamon, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl. Using a pastry blender or two forks, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture.
  • Mix the egg, milk, sour cream, brown sugar, and molasses in another bowl. Add egg mixture and apples to the flour mixture; stir just until moistened. Spoon batter into the prepared muffin cups. Combine the granulated sugar and crystallized ginger in a small bowl; sprinkle over muffin batter.
  • Bake muffins for 18 to 20 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes; serve warm.