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Caramel Apple Muffins

These muffins are perfect for anyone who loves caramel apples. They are great served with breakfast or coffee. —Therese Puckett, Shreveport, Louisiana
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Bake: 20 min.
  • Makes
    1 dozen


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 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


  • 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.
  • Fill 12 paper-lined muffin cups three-fourths full. Combine topping ingredients; sprinkle over batter.
  • Bake at 350° until a toothpick inserted in the cake portion comes out clean, 20-25 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack. Serve warm.
Nutrition Facts
1 muffin: 245 calories, 8g fat (4g saturated fat), 33mg cholesterol, 219mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (26g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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  • justmbeth
    Jan 20, 2020

    Super big hit with the family. Definite recommend.

  • Deann
    Oct 14, 2019

    Great muffins. They're pretty sweet so I leave out the caramels and make a caramel sauce for people to drizzle over the top.

  • Gabriele
    Sep 21, 2019

    This recipe sounds delicious! But I live in Germany and can’t get caramel candy. Any suggestions as to what I could substitute them with? Thanks

  • Sunshinebakerpa
    Apr 6, 2019

    I have made these before, but now I found caramel chips so wanted to try them with those. They were really good, but on the sweet side. Next time I’d cut the sugar down just a bit.

  • meaganteal
    Dec 18, 2018

    Nice, moist muffins. Perfect with coffee. I did add spices to the chopped apples before adding them to the mix.

  • BilliePock
    Nov 11, 2018

    Made these for our Sunday morning coffee time. They are so good. I will be making them again soon.

  • Laura
    Dec 24, 2017

    My go to dessert for the Holidays. Very moist and delicious.

  • marcibanes
    Oct 18, 2017

    Excellent fall muffin recipe. The entire family enjjoyed the muffins. I will make again.

  • sprtngrl44
    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
    Sep 22, 2016

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