Apple Butter Muffins

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Bake: 15 min. + cooling


about 1 dozen

Updated: Oct. 15, 2022
Meet the Cook: As an ex-farm girl, I have fond memories of making apple butter with my grandmother. I often bake muffins for my husband and me to eat during job breaks. I work part-time, but the best part of my week is the time I spend at home being a wife and a mother to our daughter, born just last November. -Anita Bell, Gallatin, Tennessee


  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 cup thick apple butter
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 3 tablespoons sugar


  1. In a small bowl, combine the first eight ingredients. Combine egg, milk and oil; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups with a rounded tablespoon of batter. Top each with a rounded teaspoon of apple butter and remaining batter. Combine topping ingredients; sprinkle over muffins.
  2. Bake at 400° for 15-18 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack.