Can we make apple muffins?

eating apples

“Can we make apple muffins today?”

“Why not, but we’ll need to pick the apples first.”

putting apples in crate

“Which tree?

“Let’s pick up the Bramley windfalls and then some of the eaters.”

eating the apples

“Do you think 3 crates will be enough?”

“For 12 muffins? I should think that would be more than enough.” *grin*

crates of apple

“Can we eat an apple now, please?”


making apple muffins“How long till the muffins are ready?”

“15 mins”

stirring magic potion

“That will be just enough time to make a magic potion.”

eating apple muffin

“OK. Muffins are ready! Do you want one?”

(silly question!)

We spent a lovely hour or so outside in the garden. While one cleaned out the chicken house, the other two helped me to collect the apples. Only two apples were needed for the muffins, but with such willing help, I could not let the chance slip away to gather more windfalls. Plenty of other ways for the rest of the apples to be used and plenty more apples to collect. The children carried on and didn’t come in until bedtime, when it was dark. There was den making and all types of imaginary games. Lots and lots of fun.

And the muffins. Gone in a flash, but they tell me they were delicious. Not that I’d know. I need to be quicker next time! Maybe this weekend.

Muffin recipe based on one found in Muffin Magic.

Joining in with the amazing #CountryKids
Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

26 thoughts on “Can we make apple muffins?

  • Saturday 5 October, 2013 at 1:03 am

    That is a huge amount of apples, I’m very impressed! My sister has apple trees but they’re all diseased so we can’t do anything with them. Hope the muffins tasted as good as they looked!

    Nipping over from Country Kids.

    • Saturday 5 October, 2013 at 11:13 am

      We planted several fruit trees when we first moved in. Apart from last year, we harvest baskets and baskets of fruit each year. Mainly apples. I love apple season. 😀

  • Saturday 5 October, 2013 at 7:01 am

    Wow, look at all of those apples! Apple crumble on the list of things to make? My favourite!

    • Saturday 5 October, 2013 at 11:16 am

      Apple crumble appears on my list alot. Apple pies too.

  • Saturday 5 October, 2013 at 8:51 am

    Wish we had more space for fruit trees, this reminds me of being at home as a child – the muffins look good too.

    • Saturday 5 October, 2013 at 11:20 am

      There is a healthy dose of cinnamon in the muffins. The kitchen smelt divine. I get through catering size jars of cinnamon at this time of year. 🙄

  • Saturday 5 October, 2013 at 9:13 am

    Another lovely post. The last part reminded me of my childhood when I used to stay out playing in the street until it was dark. We used to have a big rope across the road and all joined in skipping, races on bikes, and all sorts of games, my Mum used to have to keep calling me, it was safe to play out them, I don’t think many Mothers would like their children playing in the streets after dark now.

    • Saturday 5 October, 2013 at 11:26 am

      I remember playing out late with all the neighbourhood children. We were surrounded by woods and we’d disappear into them. There was always a crowd of us so parents worried less. I’m more worried about the cars that whizz up our country lane. Thank goodness our garden and woods provide enough space for them to play.

  • Saturday 5 October, 2013 at 9:19 am

    Oh how lovely. I used to really enjoy picking the apples at this time of year. Never made muffins though – they sound yummy.

    • Saturday 5 October, 2013 at 11:29 am

      You must try them. Delicious with a nod to healthy. At least, that’s what I tell myself 😉

  • Saturday 5 October, 2013 at 9:28 am

    How amazing to have so many apples readily available in your garden, how fabulous. I bet those muffins tasted even better as they were made with your own apples 🙂

    • Saturday 5 October, 2013 at 11:33 am

      I’m sure you’re right. Never feel quite right buying apples. Takes a while for us to run out, thank goodness.

    • Saturday 5 October, 2013 at 11:34 am

      They certainly do!

    • Saturday 5 October, 2013 at 11:37 am

      We used to grow so much more before children but some how I’ve not got back to the same level. Ironic as this is the time I could do with it!

  • Saturday 5 October, 2013 at 11:32 am

    I love your house, chicken house and garden 🙂 great amount of apples collected, what will you use them up on? x

    • Saturday 5 October, 2013 at 11:47 am

      I puree most of it so that I can freeze it. I’ve found its the best way to preserve it for us. Some gets dried for snacks. Make lots of pies, crumbles and apple jellies. Tried canning one year but I didn’t feel confident with it. Funnily the family never tire of apple. One batch always goes into school to make apple and cinnamon Xmas decorations.

  • Saturday 5 October, 2013 at 4:49 pm

    Wow what an impressive harvest and how much fun to pick and cook with your own! The muffins looks very tasty – next time you will have to be quicker off the mark and put one by! It sounds like the children had fun not only picking but creating some gruesome potions as well. Thanks for linking up and sharing your outdoor fun with Country Kids.

    • Saturday 5 October, 2013 at 4:53 pm

      Only the start of the apple harvest. We’ve got several more tons to collect yet and I do mean tons! Good job we love apples and I have a willing team of apple pickers.

  • Saturday 5 October, 2013 at 8:39 pm

    What a great haul of apples 🙂 Apple picking is a big things here at the local farms, hoping to go next weekend…

    • Saturday 5 October, 2013 at 10:28 pm

      I hope you have a fun time. 😀

  • Sunday 6 October, 2013 at 10:38 pm

    Ooh I like the idea of apple muffins. We have just been making stewed apple with ours so far this year. Will do a couple of crumbles, and some chutney, but need to try some new things as well 🙂 #countrykids

    • Monday 7 October, 2013 at 9:55 am

      Apple jelly and pies are my favourites. Always pleased to find apple puree in the freezer, later on in the year, but it is lovely to find something else to do with them.

  • Monday 7 October, 2013 at 12:52 am

    oh this post makes me miss my apple tree… that’s the one thing i really am sad about when we moved… but our new house does have a walnut tree!

    it looks like y’all had a wonderful hour apple picking and oh my do those muffins look delicious!! what a great day!

    • Monday 7 October, 2013 at 9:56 am

      I am rather envious of your walnut tree. I had a friend with a walnut tree and they were lovely to collect. Although the apples are keeping me busy at the moment.

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