Welcome y’all – it’s Christmas Eve!
And, you know, since it’s Christmas Eve and I KNOW that we’re all running around, spending time with loved ones, maybe doing some shopping, and probably hungry for something a little healthier-ish than what we’ve been eating all week (no? Just me?), I figure I’ll make this one short and sweet.
Kinda like these muffins
These guys are so good that I could not keep my hands off of them after they came out of the oven. The apples add just the right amount of sweetness and the almonds on top toast up perfectly so that you get a nice little crunch and a good toasted nutty flavor. Honestly, even though the timing is perfect, they really are a perfect Christmas morning muffin.
- 3 large sweet apples (I used a combo of Honeycrisp & Gala), peeled and shredded
- 1 cup sugar
- 6 Tbsp butter, melted and cooled (I have also made them with vegetable oil and they work great!)
- 2 eggs
- 1/4 cup sour cream (or plain Greek yogurt)
- 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 tsp almond extract
- 2 cups flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp allspice
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 cup sliced almonds