Marion Cunningham's Raw Apple Muffins

Can't think of a better way to 1) celebrate our return from vacation and 2) celebrate the arrival of September (do you believe?!!) than to post a Marion Cunningham apple recipe.
And so......
Have you always thought you had the best recipe for apple muffins? Uh uh, no way. Let me tell you about these apple muffins! I promise, this recipe is THE best, hands down, no competition. Chock full of flavor, fruit and nuts and absolute perfection. Really, I hate to keep harping on Marion Cunningham, but I so love her Breakfast book. I've made lots of her muffins and keep going back to try another. This batter is so thick you have to use your hands to mix. They freeze an absolute dream too. (Like there will be any left to freeze. I gave some to friends leaving one morning and they called to admit they had eaten them all before they even got home!)

Happy September, everyone!

Raw Apple Muffins

From The Breakfast Book by Marion Cunningham

4 cups diced apple (peeled or unpeeled)
1 cup sugar
2 eggs, slightly beaten
1/2 cup oil (corn or canola, whatever you have)
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup raisins
1 cup broken walnuts or pecans (leave in large pieces)

Preheat oven to 325. Grease 16 muffin tins or use paper liners
Put 3 bowls on the counter. In the first, mix the apples and sugar. In the second, mix the eggs, oil and vanilla. In the third, mix the dry ingredients. Stir the egg mixture into the apple mixture. Sprinkle the flour mixture over that and, using your hands as this is a stiff batter, mix well. Sprinkle the raisins and nuts over the batter and mix until they are evenly distributed.
Spoon into the muffin cups and bake about 25 minutes, or until a cake tester comes out clean. 


  1. Hi Barbara!

    Welcome back!!! We sure did miss you:) Hope you had one fabulous time!!!

    Marion Cunningham's Breakfast Book is one of my favorites too. These Apple Muffins sound oh so good. I love Apple season!!!

    Thanks for sharing, Barbara...Pinned!

  2. They look and sound delicious! My kind of muffin.



  3. Se ve muy rico con manzanas buen regreso de vacaciones,abrazos.

  4. I missed you Barbara and im happy you come back!
    I love apples recipes and this sounds delicious!

  5. These muffins sound wonderful Barbara! I have a cabin trip (girls only) coming up in Oct and these will be perfect to take. Thanks for the great fall recipe!

    Blessings, Edie Marie

  6. Welcome back Barbara. Hope you had a great time in the islands.

    Marion Cunningham is THE queen of breakfast cookbooks. Love those little muffin cups.

  7. Welcome back, Barbara.
    Those apple muffins are so moist and delicious.

  8. Hope that you had a great vacation! I am trying these muffins this week. Am always looking for something new for breakfast.

  9. I missed you! Is it possible to miss a virtual friend? Guess so.

    This would be perfect with my coffee this am...



  10. I love all of the goodies that go into these muffins!

  11. Oh my. The Knight will LOVE these... when I have time to bake.

  12. These muffins look magic, so full of flavour :D
    Welcome back!

    Choc Chip Uru

  13. Welcome back, Barbara! Hope you had a wonderful time! These are perfect muffins to welcome autumn, and I love the paper muffin cups!

  14. I could totally dig these apple muffins!


  15. Good to see you back!!
    The apple muffins sound so good. I simply won't be able to stop at just one ;-)

  16. awesome i love to have that with a hot coffee.

  17. I'm glad you're back-- and with num nums too!

  18. Welcome back! We missed you and Marion. I love her book but it seems to have gone in the book purge. These muffins just scream Fall and cooler weather... I am soooo looking forward to cooler weather.

  19. i'm still looking for the perfect apple muffin. Maybe this is the one!

  20. you've been missed, barbara!
    i'm SO happy fall is near simply because it means that apple baked goods will be emerging from every kitchen everywhere! :)

  21. Welcome back Barbara...these apple muffins look wonderful...I sure would love to have a couple of them for breakfast...
    Happy September to you too :D

  22. When I saw Marion Cunningham, I thought it was the Happy Days mother!



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