Caramel Apple Muffins Recipe
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Caramel Apple Muffins Recipe

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Any one who loves caramel apples will love these muffins. These are great served with breakfast, or with coffee.—Therese Puckett, Shreveport, Louisiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:14 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 14 servings


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup chopped peeled tart apple
  • 12 caramels, chopped
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Nutritional Facts

1 muffin equals 245 calories, 8 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 33 mg cholesterol, 219 mg sodium, 41 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. In another bowl, whisk the egg, milk, butter and vanilla. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in apple and caramels.
  2. Fill paper-lined muffin cups three-fourths full. Combine topping ingredients; sprinkle over batter.
  3. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the cake portion comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Serve warm. Yield: 14 muffins.
Originally published as Caramel Apple Muffins in Country Woman Christmas Annual 2008, p37

Nutritional Facts

1 muffin equals 245 calories, 8 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 33 mg cholesterol, 219 mg sodium, 41 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.

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Reviewed Sep. 10, 2014

Sounds lovely but don't exactly relish chopping caramel - might try fudge chopped up instead.

Reviewed Mar. 15, 2014

Delicious! Everyone loved them.

Reviewed Oct. 28, 2013

These are really good and easy to make. However the caramel gets really hard once cooled. Next time I think i will use Caramel chips or caramel ice cream topping and drizzle it on top. I think these would be really good as just an apple muffin.

Reviewed Oct. 15, 2013

These are so good. I made them as stated in the recipe, except I added just a touch of nutmeg, cloves, and allspice. I also just stuck the caramel in the middle, and used a bit more apples. I used foil cupcakes liners and NO STICKING. Perfect and yummy. My children devoured them!

Reviewed Oct. 7, 2013

These are delicious!! I made them exactly the way the recipe says - even after reading all the reviews. I cut the caramels with kitchen scissors & had no problem, I also used a mounding 1/2 cup of finely chopped apples. The batter did flow over the sides a bit, so next time I will make 15 or 16 muffins out of one batch instead of 14. Other than that I wouldn't change a thing, my husband took one bite & said "Wow", my coworkers did the same thing and asked if I would please bring more in for the next day. I also agree with Gail's comment below, a little more apple & caramel but then make a couple extra muffins to compensate for the amount added.

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