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Maple-Drizzled Apple Muffins Recipe

Maple-Drizzled Apple Muffins Recipe

I've been baking for years and enjoy seeing the smiles on family members' faces whenever they sample one of my these delicious muffins!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling YIELD:12 servings


  • 1-1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 cups chopped peeled apples
  • 12 pecan halves
  • GLAZE:
  • 1/3 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, oats, sugar, baking powder and cinnamon. In a small bowl, mix milk, butter, syrup and egg; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in apples.
  • 2. Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups three-fourths full. Top each with a pecan half. Bake at 400° for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • 3. For glaze, mix confectioners' sugar and syrup; drizzle over muffins. Yield: 1 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 237 calories, 8g fat (4g saturated fat), 33mg cholesterol, 163mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (23g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein.

Reviews for Maple-Drizzled Apple Muffins

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JMartinelli13 User ID: 92779 249086
Reviewed Jun. 5, 2016

"The drizzle at the end makes these muffins. I'm a huge fan of maple cream, maple sugar candy and that's exactly what it tastes like. So good. The actual muffin itself is good, but I would cut back the cinnamon next time, I use Penzey's and it was very strong and competed with the taste of the maple syrup. I don't think "pancake syrup" would work as well in this recipe, unless you bump it up with some maple extract.

Due to nut allergies in the household I omitted the pecans, but if I had been able to use them, I would have gone for crushed and sprinkled on the top rather than one whole one.
A note on the apples: it says chopped, and that's pretty vague. I think it needs to be gauged on the type of apple how small you go. My apples were very firm and I cut them into small dice. 99% cooked all the way through, a couple of the bigger pieces didn't"

MY REVIEW User ID: 5774466 233673
Reviewed Sep. 29, 2015

"Loved them!! Followed exactly, except stirred chopped nuts into the batter... thanks for sharing!!"

CookerBee User ID: 1996374 19564
Reviewed Oct. 1, 2014

"I had high hopes for this recipe. These muffins are pretty sweet and I even opted to leave the icing off. This recipe really makes 13-14 muffins. I made 12, as suggested, and was concerned about the batter nearing the top of the cups. After baking the tops stuck to the top of the pan. I dont always use liners, but with this recipe I would and divide the batter as needed. I rated it a 3, because I love oat and apple baked goods. I would try again, reducing the sugar slightly and using liners."

glo58bes User ID: 1072747 16378
Reviewed Jul. 2, 2014

"Five minutes after I placed the muffins in the oven...I found the melted butter! After baking for 17 minutes, the resulting "mistake" had a very nice texture and taste. I will not be adding butter to this recipe again. I've made this recipe correctly many times and it, too, is a five star rating."

yjswan User ID: 1519000 44393
Reviewed Nov. 11, 2013

"Served these to brunch guests and they were a hit! Thanks for sharing."

angelasandoval User ID: 2401339 18120
Reviewed Sep. 3, 2011

"Only thing I did differently was stir 1/2 c. chopped pecans into the muffin batter (which gave me a couple extra muffins). Although I usually prefer less sweet muffins, the flavor of these was wonderful! Even my one child who doesn't really care for muffins ate two!"

ebeth2007 User ID: 2951063 45597
Reviewed Mar. 21, 2010

"I skipped the glaze. Very good warm. 12 servings is spot on - I cooked 18 minutes."

jmrw2 User ID: 4390381 13939
Reviewed Oct. 13, 2009

"These were a big hit. A little on the crumbly side, but amazing flavour and very moist."

ChildOfThe80z User ID: 2549702 19820
Reviewed Jan. 26, 2008

"This is one of the easiest and tastiest recipe in the world. I made it once and have been harassed ever since to do it for everyone again and again. My nephew who NEVER eats any sweets ate 4 for breakfast and took the rest to school! :D"

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