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Cinnamon Apple Muffins with Cinnamon-Honey Butter Recipe

Cinnamon Apple Muffins with Cinnamon-Honey Butter Recipe

Even the finicky eaters in my family love these lovely muffins. The cinnamon-honey butter is a tasty accompaniment.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min. YIELD:12 servings


  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1-3/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 medium McIntosh apple, peeled and grated
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons cold butter
  • 1/2 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. In another bowl, whisk the egg, milk, oil and applesauce. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in apple. Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups half full.
  • 2. For topping, in a bowl, combine brown sugar and flour; cut in butter until crumbly. Add oats. Sprinkle over muffins. Bake at 350° for 18-22 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack.
  • 3. In a small mixing bowl, beat the butter, honey and cinnamon until blended. Serve with warm muffins. Refrigerate leftover butter. Yield: 1 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 277 calories, 14g fat (7g saturated fat), 45mg cholesterol, 266mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (20g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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Reviewed Feb. 22, 2014

"Amazing and fun to make with my child!"

Reviewed Nov. 19, 2012

"These were very good. Didn't make the butter thought. I liked shredding the apple too - you didn't get a huge undercooked chunk in your bite!"

Reviewed Sep. 22, 2012

"There were a lot of things to like about this recipe. Shredding the apples eliminated those mushy chunks you usually get in baked goods with apples. I loved the oatmeal topping. It got a little crunchy which was really nice. I will add more cinnamon and nutmeg next time and add some cinnamon to the topping as well."

Reviewed Jul. 21, 2010

"Woke up this am craving muffins made these with my own homemade applesauce and was very disappointed..very bland very little cinnamon taste and no apple taste at all...waste of time and ingredients...sorry but had to rate them."

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