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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. 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

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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."

Reviewed Oct. 29, 2015

"Great recipe!"

Reviewed Dec. 28, 2014

"Delicious...caramel bits work great."

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!!!!"

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."

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