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Morning Maple Muffins Recipe
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Morning Maple Muffins Recipe

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Maple combines with a subtle touch of cinnamon and nuts to give these muffins the flavor of a hearty pancake breakfast. But you don't have to sit down to enjoy them. Our 2-year-old comes back for seconds, and even my husband, who's not a muffin eater, likes these. —Elizabeth Talbot, Lexington, Kentucky
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons chopped nuts
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons cold butter

Nutritional Facts

1 muffin equals 212 calories, 9 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 36 mg cholesterol, 211 mg sodium, 30 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.


  1. Preheat oven to 400°. In a large bowl, combine flour, brown sugar, baking powder and salt. In another bowl, combine milk, butter, syrup, sour cream, egg and vanilla. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened.
  2. Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full. For topping, combine flour, sugar, nuts and cinnamon; cut in butter until crumbly. Sprinkle over batter.
  3. Bake 16-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Serve warm. Yield: 16 muffins.
Originally published as Morning Maple Muffins in Taste of Home October/November 1999, p29

Nutritional Facts

1 muffin equals 212 calories, 9 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 36 mg cholesterol, 211 mg sodium, 30 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.

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Reviewed Oct. 15, 2014

"I was very excited about these but when I started to mix the dry and wet together it looked very firm... (I am starting to think I may have forgot to add the milk?) I also had to use yogurt as I had no sour cream.. they turned out ok but not big at all and kind of uncooked in the middle? They are still good and my kids are not picky at all so will still eat them! I will try them again with sour cream and make sure I add the milk...)"

Reviewed Sep. 16, 2014

"I found this recipe in my copy of Taste of Home's Bread Bonanza Cookbook Vol. 6 2003 and make them often in the fall and winter months. Delicious!"

Reviewed Sep. 16, 2014


Reviewed Sep. 5, 2014 Edited Sep. 6, 2014

"Very good!

I am always looking for ways to make recipes healthier. In this recipe I used equal parts whole wheat, all purpose, and whole grain barley flour, and added a bit of wheat germ. I reduced the butter to 1/4 cup and used 1/2 cup fat free Greek yogurt (subbed for sour cream) for the muffin, and added maple flavouring after reading other reviews. For the topping I swapped out white sugar for brown. I got 18 medium sized muffins.
The result is a delicious and tender muffin which is easy to prepare. With the changes I made I would say this is a very versatile muffin recipe and I am sure I will make it again."

Reviewed May. 10, 2014

"These muffins are some of the best I've ever had. They really do taste like pancakes. My son and husband loved them! Instead of making 16 muffins as the recipe calls for, I made 8 jumbo muffins by filling 8 muffin cups to the brim with batter (a trick I learned from a baking blog I follow). They were big and beautiful, like something you'd see in a bakery window! Made the house smell wonderful! I did not add butter to the topping as I already had a sugar/cinnamon mixture on hand, and was pressed for time. I did throw some chopped walnuts into the sugar mix. Wonderful recipe ... delicious!"

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