Apple Fritter Muffins

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"After tasting these at a brunch I knew I couldn't go home without the recipe, yes these really do taste like an apple fritter and they are to die for!"

Original is 15 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (119.4 g)
  • Calories 342.3
  • Total Fat - 10.4 g
  • Saturated Fat - 4.3 g
  • Cholesterol - 44.8 mg
  • Sodium - 241.3 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 59.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.4 g
  • Sugars - 39.6 g
  • Protein - 4.2 g
  • Calcium - 76.9 mg
  • Iron - 0.6 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0.7 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Prepare the apples. Melt butter in a large saute pan. Add apples, brown sugar, cinnamon, and water. Cook 7-10 minutes over medium heat until apples are tender. The sauce should be rather thick and caramely. Stir in the flour and set aside. (this prevents the apples from sinking to the bottom of the muffins)

Step 2

In a large bowl beat the oil, applesauce, sugar, eggs, and vanilla until very well mixed. In a small bowl, combine flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Alternately, add 1/3 of the flour mixture, then 1/2 of the buttermilk to the eggs/sugar mixture. Repeat, adding 1/3 of the flour, the other 1/2 of the buttermilk, and finish with the last 1/3 of the flour mixture till just combined. Fold in apples.

Step 3

Line 14-16 muffin cups with paper muffin liners. Scoop filling into the muffin cups, filling all the way to the top. You should be able to fill 14-16 muffin cups.

Step 4

Bake muffins at 350 degrees for 17-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow muffins to cool in the muffin pan for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire cooling rack for another 10 minutes.

Step 5

While the muffins are cooling, make the glaze. In a medium bowl, melt butter in the microwave. Whisk in powdered sugar, hot water, and vanilla. When the muffins are cool enough to handle dip the tops in the glaze. Allow glaze to harden before serving.


No special items needed.

14 Reviews


With so much time on my hands these days I have been cooking and baking up a storm. We loved these muffins as is and thought they were super delicious with our morning cuppa joe!


(12 May 2020)

Trixie The Cook

If you love apples, then you have got to try these muffins! So freakin delicious!!


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(3 Mar 2019)

Mama Marie

One of my new favorite muffins! Can't get enough of these!


review by:
(26 Dec 2017)


We loved these muffins. They are so delicious! I added a little extra cinnamon for even more flavor.


review by:
(16 Aug 2017)


I will make these again. However, I will swap the vanilla in the in the glaze for maple to make it an even bigger hit. Thank you for posting.


review by:
(25 Nov 2014)


We went apple picking and I made these for the kids. We are having them again tomorrow. They are a home run with us!


review by:
(11 Oct 2014)

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