Caramel Apple Muffins Recipe
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Caramel Apple Muffins Recipe

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Anyone who loves caramel apples will love these muffins. They are great served with breakfast or coffee. —Therese Puckett, Shreveport, Louisiana
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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 each: 245 calories, 8g fat (4g saturated fat), 33mg cholesterol, 219mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (26g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g 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

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[email protected] User ID: 7832539 255159
Reviewed Oct. 8, 2016

"I made these into mini muffins. The first pan was made with the streusel topping, and they were waaaaaay too sweet!!! I love sweets (I used to work at a major chocolate factory), but these were almost not edible (almost). The second batch were streusel-free, but the caramel bits fell to the bottom and made a huge mess. I love caramel and apples together, but I won't be making these again."

TNbluffbaker User ID: 46423 254465
Reviewed Sep. 22, 2016

"So much easier than making caramel apples! Definitely a keeper!"

hicks91 User ID: 6731271 249207
Reviewed Jun. 8, 2016

"Yummy! Would use even more carmel next time for gooier results."

Sunshinebakerpa User ID: 7360500 238549
Reviewed Dec. 1, 2015

"I couldn't find the caramel bits so I used a half a teaspoon of caramel topping for each muffin. It made a mess, but it was worth it. I used 2 tablespoons of butter for the topping and used more apples like others suggested."

GStaelens User ID: 1765741 235937
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2015

"Great recipe!"

AmyE007 User ID: 6828226 216182
Reviewed Dec. 28, 2014

"Delicious...caramel bits work great."

Keehayjso4 User ID: 8055131 160870
Reviewed Oct. 24, 2014

"I just made a double batch! After making these three separate times I realized I needed to double it because they disappear so quickly. Instead of cutting caramels I used a bag of the Kraft caramel bits ( minus the few handfuls I threw in my mouth ). These are absolutely delicious!!!!"

luigimon User ID: 1692040 135828
Reviewed Oct. 19, 2014

"I quartered the caramels and doubled the apples. My gosh, when they first come out of the oven and have cooled out of the pan for an additional 10 minutes....just enough to be able to handle them, these are incredible! The caramel does ooze out! But watch out once they cool! They are still moist and delicious, but the caramels harden and can crack your teeth! I will make these again, but try the caramel bites that reviewers are talking about."

bearikins User ID: 7498282 154188
Reviewed Oct. 9, 2014

"Absolutely superb!!!! Thank you, Therese."

momio User ID: 2526647 138176
Reviewed Oct. 5, 2014

"Delicious! They stuck to the papers sometimes so I might try just making them without papers next times and spraying the pan well. Everyone loved them."

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