Tag: Green Apple Cupcakes

Cinnamon Apple Walnut Muffins

These muffins are a perfect transition into fall. They’re soft, cinnamon-y, fluffy, with chunks of apple and walnuts. Perfect for breakfast or a sweet snack. And don’t skimp on the cinnamon-sugar topping; it adds an extra splash of cinnamon and a delicious crisp top.


Ingredients: Cinnamon Apple Walnut Muffins (adapted from here)

1 cup whole wheat flour

1/4 cup granulated sugar

1/4 cup brown sugar

4 tablespoons wheat germ

1 and 1/2 teaspoons baking soda

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 and 1/2 cups quick-cooking oats

1 cup diced apples

1/2 cup chopped walnuts

1 cup buttermilk

1/4 cup canola oil

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 large egg, lightly beaten

1/2 cup boiling water

Cinnamon Sugar Topping

1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted

1/3 cup granulated sugar

1 teaspoon cinnamon (plus more to taste)

Apple Cinnamon Walnut Muffins

Grease a muffin tin.

Lightly spoon flour into a measuring cup; level with a knife. Combine flour, both sugars, wheat germ, baking soda, and salt.

Mix in oats, diced apple, and walnuts.

Make a well in the center of the mixture. Combine the buttermilk, oil, vanilla extract, and egg; add until dry mixture, stirring until just moist. Stir in boiling water.

Let batter stand for 15 minutes and preheat the oven to 375F.

Spoon batter into the muffin tin. Bake for 20 minutes, or until muffins spring back when touched.

Let cool slightly before topping.

Cinnamon Sugar Topping

Combine sugar and cinnamon in a bowl.

Dip muffins into butter and then cinnamon/sugar mixture.




Green Apple Cupcakes

A moist fluffy cupcake flavored with green apple soda (yeah, the brown on top-ignore it :-p) with fluffy green apple frosting topped with a piece of green apple licorice. Aren’t these cupcakes awesome? Too bad I didn’t make them in time for St. Patrick’s Day because they’re so green, but oh well. Clearly I need to get more with the whole spring/easter thing most bloggers have going on 🙂


Ingredients: Cupcakes (Makes 15)

1 cups granulated sugar

1 and 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoons baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 eggs

1/2 cup buttermilk

1/4 cup vegetable oil

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 cup green apple soda (I used Jones)

1/4 teaspoon green food coloring


1/2 cup of butter (1 stick), softened

2 and 1/3 cups powdered sugar

1/3 cup green apple soda

green food coloring

Recipe: Cupcakes

Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and line a cupcake pan with cupcake liners, then grease again.

Stir together sugar, flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in large bowl. Add eggs, buttermilk, oil and vanilla; beat on medium speed of mixer 2 minutes. Stir in green apple soda (batter will be thin). Pour batter into prepared cupcake tins.

Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely. Frost with green apple frosting.


Cream butter until fluffy and very light in color. Mix in the powdered sugar until almost crumbly then add the soda and food coloring. Beat until smooth and creamy. Pipe onto cupcakes.