Country Apple Fritter Muffins

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 Simply Irresistible Country Apple Fritter Muffins!  Fluffy, buttery, white cake muffins loaded with chunks of apples and layers of brown sugar and cinnamon swirled inside and on top.  

Check out these 6 Apple Fall Baking Recipes, 25 Tempting Apple Desserts and 25 Yummy Fall Desserts for more apple deliciousness!

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So, what’s not to like about muffins loaded with cinnamon, apples and vanilla?   Just wait! 

You should smell the cinnamon, apples and vanilla cake when it’s baking.  O.M.G!  Words cannot even come close to describe these amazing apple fritter muffins, but they are so heavenly.

Country Apple Fritter Muffins

If you want to bake this in the loaf pan, here’s the recipe for the famous Apple Fritter Bread recipe.  

I love to bake!  And if you love to bake and enjoy nibbling on wonderful, succulent muffins, you really need to make these!  They won’t disappoint, I promise.

You’ll be drooling before these apple fritter muffins are  even out of the oven…

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Apple Fritter Muffin Recipe

Old-Fashioned Creme Glaze

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How to Make Apple Fritter Muffins 

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Use a muffin tin pan and spray with non-stick spray or use cupcake liners.

Make the Sugar Cinnamon Mixture

  1. Mix brown sugar and cinnamon together in a small bowl. Set aside.

Mix Up the Muffin Batter

  1. In another medium bowl, beat sugar and butter together using an electric mixer or stand mixer until smooth and creamy.
  2. Beat in eggs, 1 at a time, until blended in; add in vanilla extract.
  3. Combine & whisk flour and baking powder together in another bowl and add the flour mixture into the creamed butter mixture and stir until just blended.
  4. Mix milk into batter until smooth.

Layering the Apple Fritter Muffins

  1. In each muffin cup, fill each tin ½ full of the cake batter; add 1 tablespoon of the apple/sugar mixture on top. Add your brown sugar/cinnamon mixture that you prepared in the beginning and top each muffin again by sprinkling the brown/sugar/cinnamon mixture between the 12 muffins. Lightly pat apple mixture into batter.
  2. Pour the remaining batter over each of the apple layers and spread out with a butter knife, then top each muffin with remaining apples. Lightly pat apples into batter again.
  3. Option: Swirl brown sugar mixture through apples using knife or spoon. (I did this with the Apple Fritter Bread on the blog, but not these muffins.)

Bake the Muffins

  1. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center of the muffin comes out clean, approximately 20-25 minutes.

Make the Vanilla Glaze

  1. To make glaze, mix powdered sugar and milk or cream together until well mixed.
  2. Let cool for about 15 minutes before drizzling with sweet glaze.

Country Apple Fritter Muffins

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These tasty treats can be prepared quickly–making them the perfect on-the-go breakfast or snack.

Whether you’re looking for a quick and easy way to get your daily dose of an apple a day (keeps the doctor away) or you’re just craving a sweet treat, this apple fritter muffin recipe will satisfy your sweet tooth! 

So dig out your muffin tins and get ready to bake up a batch of these scrumptious Country Fritter Apple Muffins!! 

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Country Apple Fritter Muffins

Country Apple Fritter Muffins

Kim Lange
Fluffy, buttery, white cake muffins loaded with chunks of apples and layers of brown sugar and cinnamon swirled inside and on top. Simply Irresistible!
4.58 from 84 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course Breakfast, Brunch, Dessert
Servings 12 Servings
Calories

Ingredients
  

Muffins

  • cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • cup white sugar
  • ½ cup butter softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 ¾ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ cup milk
  • 2 apples any kind, peeled and chopped , mixed with 2 tablespoons granulated sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Old-Fashioned Creme Glaze

  • ½ cup of powdered sugar
  • 1-3 tablespoons of milk or cream- depending on thickness of glaze wanted

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Use a muffin pan and spray with non-stick spray or use cupcake liners.
  • Mix brown sugar and cinnamon together in a bowl. Set aside.
  • In another medium-sized bowl, beat white sugar and butter together using an electric mixer until smooth and creamy.
  • Beat in eggs, 1 at a time, until blended in; add in vanilla extract.
  • Combine & whisk flour and baking powder together in another bowl and add into creamed butter mixture and stir until just blended.
  • Mix milk into batter until smooth.
  • In each muffin cup, fill each tin 1/2 full of the cake batter; add 1 tablespoon of the apple/sugar mixture on top. Add your brown sugar/cinnamon mixture that you prepared in the beginning and top each muffin again by sprinkling the brown/sugar/cinnamon mixture between the 12 muffins.Lightly pat apple mixture into batter.
  • Pour the remaining batter over each of the apple layers and spread out with a butter knife, then top each muffin with remaining apples. Lightly pat apples into batter again.
  • Option: Swirl brown sugar mixture through apples using knife or spoon.(I did this with the Apple Fritter Bread on the blog, but not these muffins.)
  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center of the muffin comes out clean, approximately 20-25 minutes.
  • To make glaze, mix powdered sugar and milk or cream together until well mixed.
  • Let cool for about 15 minutes before drizzling with glaze.
Keyword apple, apple fritter, breakfast, brunch, muffins, snack
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55 Comments

  1. I made this delicious recipe using flax eggs and coconut oil but next batch I will use 1/2 cup of white sugar and 1/3 of brown sugar I found it a bit too sweet and I didn’t taste the apples because of too much sugar. I also top the muffins with walnuts. I will make this recipe again.

  2. I bake them, transfer muffins to a wire rack to cool. When completely cool, wrap tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil and place in a resealable freezer bag. Seal tightly.

    Muffins will keep frozen for up to 3 months. To prepare: Remove the muffins from the freezer, carefully unwrap them, and let thaw at room temperature. To serve warm, reheat the unwrapped muffins in the microwave for 30 to 45 seconds on HIGH. Or heat oven to 400F, place the foil-wrapped muffins on a baking sheet, and warm for 10 to 15 minutes. Hope this helps Anita! Happy Holidays!

  3. Jane did these hold up well in your freezer? I am considering making them for Christmas morning? Dud you precook them and let them thaw or did you prepare in muffin pans and freezer.; then cooking when thawed? I appreciate any feedback as I have never frozen muffins

  4. So happy to hear everyone loved it Anita! Thank you so much for sharing your experience with me! I really appreciate it! Happy Holidays to your and your family!

  5. Sorry about the typos…. it should say 1/2 crate of apples and I froze the extra apple mixture and brown sugar mixture to use in pancakes

  6. I had bought 1/2 of Golden delicious apples from a fundraiser so I tripled this recipe and made muffins both large and small and a square loaf cake. I shared the baked items with my friends and family. Everyone loved tot. It is so amazingly delicious and super easy to make it. Peeling the apples and baking took the longest but you will love it. I have everyone wanting the recipe. I actually had extra diced apples mixture and brown sugar so I froze them to use in a cakes. I cooked my items a little longer but I think that varies on your oven. Thanks for sharing this recipe

  7. I’m so happy to hear you enjoyed them Jane! Thank you so much for commenting and wanting to make them again, that’s so awesome! xo

  8. I had some apples that needed using up and my stash of muffins in the freezer ran out so it seemed like the perfect time to try these muffins. They were so easy to put together, peeling and slicing the apples took the longest actually lol. Though my apples must have been larger than the ones you used, I had doubled the recipe so i chopped up 4 apples and even though I really added a lot to each muffin I still had nearly half left over. If I had had a 3rd muffin pan I would have just made another batch. The brown sugar and cinnamon mixture sort of melted on the apples creating a bit of a caramel flavor. These are soo good, might have to buy more apples when these start to run low lol

  9. Probably about the best muffins I have made in a long time. Did some tweaking. I used half butter half coconut oil. Added white chocolate chips to the batter. When layering I put some apples, walnuts and cinnamon mixture in muffin cups first. Then added 2/3 batter. Another layer of apples, walnuts and cinnamon topped with remaining batter. Then used an oatmeal crumble topping. When done baking and cooled I drizzled with a Carmel glaze. Yum!!!!

  10. Hi RaeAnna! No they don’t have to, but if you are sending them, I would send them right away. I don’t know how long they will hold up and they are best eaten within the first few days. Hope that helps!

  11. Do these have to be refrigerated? My daughter and I made these and they came out amazing! I want to make more and send them to my mom.

  12. I haven’t tried it but it says here to Use 1 1/2 Tablespoon sourcream (or one heaped Tablespoon) in the place of one egg. Beat in air when you add the sour cream just like you would with the egg. Let us know how it works out if you do!

  13. What can I use instead of the eggs? I donโ€™t have Eggs! And I donโ€™t have apple sauce ?

  14. Very yummy!
    This one’s a keeper.
    Wasn’t dry. Taste just like an apple fritter.
    Thanks for sharing

  15. Hmm..I wonder if it’s the butter you are using? I’ve never had them come out oily, but yes, try cutting the butter a bit and see how it works out for you! Or sub some of the butter for applesauce or yogurt maybe? Hopefully that works for you dear! Gotta keep the hubby happy! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  16. These are outstanding!! My only issue is that they are very oily. Should I cut the butter?? I have made these about four times with the same issue each time. Hubby really likes these.

  17. Oh Pam! Caramel extract in these muffins sound so amazing! Great idea for the fall season! ๐Ÿ˜€ I definitely need to try these and thanks for the great idea!

  18. Went apple picking yesterday and ended up with over 15 pounds of apples. This morning I made these muffins using caramel extract my parents had found instead of the vanilla extract. To say the least there’s only 4 left now.

  19. The apple fritter muffins look super yummy, can’t wait to try them!! Thanks?

  20. Just baked these yummy country apple fritter muffins. I used one large egg and one large delicious apple. I hope you like them, too. #countryapplefrittermuffins

  21. Omg these are the best muffins ever!
    Love Apple fritters
    also made pear ones also just as good thank you so much for sharing

  22. These turned out fantastic! Such a great recipe! Will be making these again, definitely!

  23. I’m trying to get to the recipe for apple fritter muffins and nothing to open. Can anyone help please. New to this. Thx

  24. Thank you for sharing on the Oh My Heartsie Girls WW Link Party!
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  25. Great recipe! Thank you so much for sharing it on Mouthwatering Mondays! I loved it so much that it’s one of the featured recipes today! Have a wonderfully delicious week!

  26. 1/2 cup butter! Wow..I just realized when I copied the recipe over from my Country Apple Fritter Bread recipe on the blog, that i must not copied it all over and just copied the 2 eggs and below. Awfully sorry about that, but it’s updated now and thanks for catching that! Enjoy the recipe!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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