These delicious Apple Cheddar Muffins are so good, and so easy to make. It's a pretty obvious flavour combo, right? Apple and Cheddar, although perfect, are even more delicious when you add some herbs. These delectable muffins are a true flavour treat, with apples, aged cheddar, and a hint of rosemary. I especially love that these muffins are savoury, with the apples to add just a hint of sweetness.
Apples are super versatile for sweet or savoury dishes, and they are also a very nutritious fruit. The old saying, "an apple a day keeps the doctor away" really does have a lot of truth to it. Apples are a great source of antioxidants, flavonoids, and dietary fiber. They are just really, really good for us. Best of all, how wonderful is it to bite into a sweet, ripe, juicy apple? It's the best snack you can eat, and so convenient, too.
Every Apple is Good, But Some Of Them Are Great
We're into apple season right now in the Okanagan. It's harvest time here, so there are a lot of apple varieties. Although all of them are wonderful, in our house, our all-time favourite apple variety is hands down, the Ambrosia. If you haven't tasted an Ambrosia apple yet, you should! Ambrosia means "food of the gods". You will know why if you taste one of these delicious apples. The Ambrosia originated here in British Columbia in the 1990s from a chance seedling that appeared in an orchard. Find out more about Ambrosia apples on the Ambrosia Apple website.
However, any apple variety will work with these delicious muffins. These apple cheddar muffins make a good quick breakfast or coffee time snack. And, if you have a sweet tooth attack, spread some honey on one. Keep muffins covered, for up to 3 days, or freeze them.
If you want more savoury apple dishes, try these Glazed Apple and Onion Pork Chops, or Slow Cooker Red Cabbage & Apples
Apple Cheddar Muffins with Rosemary
- 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh rosemary
- 1 ½ cups grated sharp cheddar cheese
- 1 large egg
- 1 ¼ cups milk
- ¼ cup melted unsalted butter
- 1 ½ cups peeled cored, finely chopped apple (about 2 apples)
- Preheat oven to 375°
- Prepare a 12 cup muffin pan by greasing or with paper liners, or use a non-stick pan.
- In a large bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, and rosemary.
- Add grated cheese and combine.
- In another bowl, beat together egg, milk, and melted butter.
- Stir in apples
- Make a well in the center of dry ingredients and pour apple mixture in, stirring swiftly until just moistened.
- Divide batter among cups in prepared pan. Bake in center of the oven for 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
- Cool in pan on a wire rack
I can't wait to make these! I'm not cooking this thanksgiving, so these will be my kitchen project for Monday! I also may have picked too many apples the other day haha!
Awesome Markus, how nice for us foodies to get a break from cooking a huge holiday meal! Even though we love cooking, a break is always welcome. Enjoy yours and your apples, and Happy Thanksgiving!
Great and easy recipe ! Love the combination of apple and cheddar, thanks for sharing!
Thanks so much Vicky!
I don't know what it is about apple and cheddar, but it's just such a spectacular combination. I'm especially fond of ambrosia apples, and I like that you've used them here - I think sweet apples bake really well alongside savoury ingredients like cheese and rosemary. Wonderful recipe!
Thanks Sean! I agree; one of my very favourite snacks is just a plate of sweet apple slices and sharp cheddar slices. My inspiration for this recipe.
Gloria @ Homemade & Yummy
What a tasty way to celebrate apple season. This is my kind of breakfast (and snack). These would be perfect for brunch. I would make a HUGE batch and freeze some too.
Gloria, I wish I had made more and put them in the freezer!
These are lovely and tasty muffins! Your pictures are always so beautiful, too! Love the combination of apples, cheddar and that hint of rosemary. And Ambrosia apples are among my favorites too.
Thanks so much for your kind words, Nicoletta!