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Honey Apple Muffins for National Honey Month!

Honey Apple Muffins



These Honey Apple Muffins will kick your mornings off to a great start! They’re incredibly moist and full of yummy cinnamon, honey and apple flavor!

September is National Honey Month and to celebrate, I’m sharing a new yummy recipe with you: Honey Apple Muffins!

September is National Honey Month and I'm celebrating with a new yummy recipe perfect for a tasty breakfast or snack: Honey Apple Muffins, in partnership with Feed A Bee for National Honey Month! #ad #FeedABee #sponsored #muffins #recipes #fallrecipes #breakfast #honey #nationalhoneymonth #snacks #desserts

But before I talk about the recipe, I want to tell you some facts about bees, pollinators and pollinated foods. I know I get excited when I’m learning something new and then, be able to share them with you!

HONEY BEES, POLLINATED FOODS AND FEED A BEE

Honey is a staple in our house. We use them in our teas, salads, smoothies and in many of our family’s favorite recipes, including the new muffin recipe I’m going to be sharing with you today!

So, I’m ecstatic that I could offer this sort of ‘education’ with you all on honey bees, pollinators and pollinated foods today. Here are some cool *facts on these topics:

  • In the United States, more than $15 billion dollars-worth of crops are pollinated by bees each year. In the United States, honey bees perform most of the insect pollination, with help from other pollinators like ants, bats, bees, beetles, birds, butterflies, flies, moths and wasps.
  • Bees pollinate when they fly from blossom to blossom gathering pollen and nectar for their food. When they land on flowers to collect pollen, some of the pollen sticks to bees’ hairy bodies and then brushes off onto another flower.
  • While many plants are completely dependent on pollinators to produce fruits, vegetables and seeds, other plants can be pollinated by wind or water, or self-pollinated. For example, pine trees are wind-pollinated. Plants that are dependent on pollinators tend to have brightly-colored flowers, nectar or scent to attract pollinators.
  • This infographic shows pollinated foods that may be part of your diet:

This infographic shows pollinated foods that may be part of your diet. Bee Thankful for these foods!

A worthwhile initiative called Feed A Bee of the Bayer Bee Care Program focuses on planting pollinator forage across the nation with the help of communities, individuals and organizational partners. Feed a Bee knows the important role honey bees play in pollinating many of our fruits, nuts, and vegetables which help contribute to a healthy diet, and because of that, they are encouraging everyone to help honey bees thrive. How? You can plant your own pollinator-attractant flowers or use the hashtag #FeedABee on your social media pages to spread awareness about the need for more pollinator forage. You can learn more about the Feed a Bee Impact and how to get involved in this initiative HERE.

OTHER GREAT SOURCES WORTH READING: 

HONEY APPLE MUFFINS

Since we’re talking about honey and honey bees and because I’m also celebrating National Honey Month, I’m so excited to share with you this new muffin recipe! It incorporates honey and one of our top favorite ‘pollinated foods’: apples!

These Honey Apple Muffins will kick your mornings off to a great start! They're incredibly moist and full of yummy cinnamon, honey and apple flavor!

These Honey Apple Muffins will kick your mornings off to a great start! They’re incredibly moist and full of yummy cinnamon, honey and apple flavor!

These Honey Apple Muffins will kick your mornings off to a great start! They're incredibly moist and full of yummy cinnamon, honey and apple flavor!

I have been trying to break the monotony in our breakfast routine lately, as the kids are getting bored with pancakes and cereal. I haven’t made these Honey Apple Muffins in a long time, so I was excited to make them again for National Honey Month. My husband and kids love these muffins and they are perfect for a tasty breakfast!

QUICK TIPS FOR MAKING THE PERFECT HONEY APPLE MUFFINS

These Honey Apple Muffins will kick your mornings off to a great start! They're incredibly moist and full of yummy cinnamon, honey and apple flavor!

  • You can use many types of apples for this recipe. But green apples are my choice because the slightly tart flavor offsets the sweetness of the other ingredients in the recipe when it’s all baked and done.
  • You will also want to chop the apples fairly small so they cook well while baking.
  • Fill the muffin tins 3/4 of the way full. The muffins will rise a little but not very much.

HOW TO MAKE EASY HONEY APPLE MUFFINS 

1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

2. In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Stir to combine thoroughly.

These Honey Apple Muffins will kick your mornings off to a great start! They're incredibly moist and full of yummy cinnamon, honey and apple flavor!

3. To the dry mixture, add the eggs, oil, butter, honey, vanilla extract and heavy whipping cream. Beat on high until smooth and creamy.

4. Carefully fold the apple pieces into the batter until combined.

5. Line muffin tins with 12 cupcake liners and fill them with the batter mixture 3/4 of the way full.

6. Bake the muffins for 30 minutes or until cooked completely through.

7. Serve sprinkled with additional cinnamon or drizzled with some fresh honey for a little bit more sweetness, if desired.

Even though I always associate these Honey Apple Muffins for cool autumn mornings with their delicious “smell of Fall” apples and cinnamon, they are a perfect year-round breakfast or snack treat!  They’re super easy to make too and I know apple picking season is here, so this is a great way to use up those apples from the orchard!

You will want to definitely add this Honey Apple Muffins recipe to your “keeper” file because these muffins are sooo good! Make them soon.

*Source: How Much of Your Diet is Dependent on Pollinators? Beehealth.bayer.us

This post is sponsored by Bayer CropScience LP. All views and text are my own. 

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Honey Apple Muffins


  • Author: Jocelyn Brown
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 12 servings 1x

Description

Kick your mornings off to a great start with these Honey Apple Muffins! They’re incredibly moist and full of yummy cinnamon, honey and apple flavor!


Ingredients

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  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tbsp. cinnamon
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • ¼ cup cooking oil
  • ¼ cup butter, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 ½ tsp. vanilla extract
  • ⅓ cup honey
  • ½ cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 cups green apples, peeled and chopped small

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Stir to combine thoroughly.
  3. To the dry mixture, add the eggs, oil, butter, honey, vanilla extract and heavy whipping cream. Beat on high until smooth and creamy.
  4. Carefully fold the apple pieces into the batter until combined.
  5. Line muffin tins with 12 cupcake liners and fill them with the batter mixture 3/4 of the way full.
  6. Bake the muffins for 30 minutes or until cooked completely through.
  7. Serve sprinkled with additional cinnamon or drizzled with some fresh honey for a little bit more sweetness, if desired.

Keywords: muffins, apple, cinnamon, honey apple muffins, fall dessert, apple muffins, national honey month

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53 Comments

  1. katrina m kroeplin
    04/23/2021 / 6:37 pm

    oh these look soooo good. i will def have to make some

  2. Catalina
    04/23/2021 / 5:02 pm

    Honey is so versatile and I use it a lot in my kitchen! I will definitely make these muffins this weekend!

  3. Kita Bryant
    04/23/2021 / 2:46 pm

    Now these look like some awesome muffins. I love adding honey to things.

  4. 04/22/2021 / 9:12 pm

    What a yummy combination. Muffins are a great way to start the day. I’ll have to give your recipe a try.

  5. Monica Simpson
    04/22/2021 / 8:17 pm

    I haven’t made muffins in awhile. These look delicious!

  6. 04/22/2021 / 7:57 pm

    These muffins look delicious! We grow a lot of bee-friendly plants, and I’d love to start keeping bees.

  7. MELANIE EDJOURIAN
    04/22/2021 / 4:53 pm

    I didn’t realise there was a national honey month. I do love honey although haven’t used it much in desserts yet.

  8. Kathy
    04/22/2021 / 3:45 pm

    These muffins look so good. I definitely need to try these out. I love both honey and apple, so I’m sure these are amazing.

  9. Heather
    04/22/2021 / 1:17 pm

    Yum! These muffins look amazing. I love the combination of honey and apple.

  10. Nikki Wayne
    04/22/2021 / 6:19 am

    So glad to learn more about bees. And this recipe sounds so delicious.

  11. 04/22/2021 / 2:14 am

    I have a friend that farms bees and he would LOVE this recipe! Passing it along!

  12. 04/22/2021 / 1:50 am

    Hmm I’m drooling! This Honey Apple Muffins recipe is soo mouthwatering. I guess I’m going to be very busy today…in the kitchen!

  13. 04/21/2021 / 11:49 pm

    I love so many of those foods on the bee thankful list, so I will be kind to the bees. The muffins do look yummy and made with honey makes them special

  14. 04/21/2021 / 10:48 pm

    I like the idea of honey baked right into these muffins! And I love that honey comb spoon!

  15. Amber Myers
    04/21/2021 / 9:46 pm

    These look like some amazing muffins. I am sure I’d love them. What a delicious flavor!

  16. Kita Bryant
    10/31/2020 / 5:12 pm

    These look amazing! I love using real honey in my recipes.

  17. Ryan Escat
    10/30/2020 / 8:45 am

    These two are so sweet,but they really compliment each others taste. Seems like a very delicious recipe.

  18. 10/30/2020 / 4:28 am

    I have plenty of apples and I need to make these. My boys will love these for breakfast

  19. Sherry
    10/30/2020 / 3:23 am

    I love honey. I prefer it in place of sugar plus it’s better for you. I need to make these muffins for breakfast.

  20. 10/30/2020 / 12:06 am

    These honey apple muffins are pretty deilcious looking. I just printed the recipe card to try to make them, as I have everything on hand to make them.

  21. 10/30/2020 / 12:01 am

    These are the perfect fall treat! I love the flavors, and the honey adds a nice punch of natural sweetness.

  22. Kiwi
    10/08/2019 / 5:22 pm

    This looks like a delicious fall treat. Great recipe.

  23. 10/03/2019 / 8:10 am

    I haven’t tried this recipe before but it does look good. I think it’s worth trying. Thanks so much for sharing.

  24. 10/02/2019 / 3:11 am

    Wow! This is something my kids would love for their afternoon snack! I can’t wait for the weekend! Thanks for sharing dear. 🙂

  25. 10/02/2019 / 1:42 am

    These honey apple muffins sound yummy! I’ve been looking for new apple recipes so will def try this.

  26. 10/02/2019 / 1:03 am

    I am going to try this recipe as soon as I can, you just aroused my temptation.

  27. 10/02/2019 / 12:20 am

    will definitely bookmark this. i love apple pies and apple muffins. or anything baked with apples on it. it’s my husband who introduced to me that apples are great for baking.

  28. 10/01/2019 / 11:01 pm

    These Honey Apple Muffins Sound absolutely delicious. Can’t wait to try over this weekend!

  29. Jasmine M
    10/01/2019 / 9:49 pm

    These apple muffins look so tasty! I am going to have to try this recipe this weekend! I love muffins!

  30. 10/01/2019 / 1:12 pm

    I so love apples and honey combined. Keeping this recipe, I’d love to try it this month.

  31. 10/01/2019 / 12:26 pm

    These look delicious! I love how quick and easy this recipe is. Tasty and quick are two big factors when I decide what to meal prep. Great recipe!

  32. eli
    10/01/2019 / 11:38 am

    Oh wow I could use a treat like this! This sounds really delicious and I hope I can try them myself soon!

  33. Rosey
    10/01/2019 / 10:36 am

    I think I would use the slightly tart apples too. These muffins look delicious.

  34. Kuntala Banerjee
    10/01/2019 / 7:32 am

    Your recipes are really interesting specially because of the health benefits it brings with it. Both honey and apple are good and muffins are a good option for a perfect snack.

  35. Kiwi
    10/01/2019 / 7:28 am

    I love this. I have been loving apples more and more and I would love to have these honey apple muffins!

  36. 10/01/2019 / 5:47 am

    Sounds like a beautiful flavor pairing with both the national treats from September and October. Honey Apple muffins would be a delicious thing to do. May have to do it with my daughter this weekend.

  37. 10/01/2019 / 5:23 am

    Anything with apples is my fall favorite. I will admit that I’ve never tried honey on my apple muffins.

  38. 10/01/2019 / 5:20 am

    My first time encountering such a snack and this one definitely is my type. Honey is not only delicious but healthy too so why not!?

  39. Courtney
    10/01/2019 / 4:48 am

    It’s the season of alll things Apple!!!! These muffins look absolutely delicious. Must give the recipe a try!

  40. 09/30/2019 / 8:36 pm

    This is such an informative post. Not just the recipe, which is is super easy by the way, but rest of the things which I didn’t know about bees are all so good!

  41. Victoria
    09/30/2019 / 10:50 am

    These muffins look absolutely delicious. Also, I had no idea that it was National Honey Month.

  42. 09/30/2019 / 9:57 am

    Wow, This HONEY APPLE MUFFINS looks yummy and sweet I would love to try this at home 🙂 I will save this post!

  43. SHADRACK BIWOT
    09/30/2019 / 4:40 am

    I really should try this out. Looks so yummy. Thanks for sharing

  44. 09/30/2019 / 12:03 am

    Thanks for sharing this delightful recipe. I am looking forward to this fall recipe to add to my collection. This is another example of one of my lessons earned. 🙂

  45. 09/29/2019 / 11:57 pm

    This is a great post. This recipe looks very delicious, I will definitely have to try it out. Thanks for sharing!

  46. 09/29/2019 / 7:47 pm

    Wow, that looks sweet.
    My boys will probably love to bake them.
    So I might give this a try. Great photo’s btw.

  47. Berry's Poetry Book Reviews
    09/29/2019 / 3:15 pm

    These look delicious! I’m going to have to make these!

  48. Ivana Mearns
    09/29/2019 / 1:21 pm

    I’ll definitely try this, thanks for a great recipe !

  49. 09/29/2019 / 4:33 am

    Will definitely try this recipe. Though apple is scarce and expensive here in the Philippines, I will find a way to prepare this.

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