Apple Butter Muffins


Apple Butter Muffins - so easy!


Recently I cooked up a batch of Slow Cooker Apple Butter.  This is the easiest thing ever to do.  You start with unsweetened apple sauce and add a lot of spices and some sugar.  That cooks all day in the slow cooker making your house smell amazing!

The apple butter is great spread on English muffins, biscuits or toast.  It’s also fantastic baked into muffins.

Here’s what you’ll need:  

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The ingredients are all very basic.  You probably have most of them in your pantry right now.  This is my favorite kind of recipe.  It’s quick, basic and perfect for making when you need a treat to go with your coffee or you want to bake something special for breakfast.   I used the homemade apple butter, but you could use store bought.

Apple Butter Muffins

Serves: 12 muffins

Easy muffins baked with apple butter.
  • 2 cups flour
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 Tbs. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ cup (4 Tbs.) butter
  • 1 cup apple butter
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 1 egg
  1. Heat the oven to 425 degrees and grease the muffin tin.
  2. Stir flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt together in a large bowl.
  3. In a separate bowl, melt butter in microwave.
  4. With a fork, stir apple butter, milk and egg into melted butter until well combined.
  5. Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and stir with a spoon just until moistened. The batter will be lumpy.
  6. Pour into 12 muffin cups and bake for 15 minutes.



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  1. karen bakken says:

    I made these muffins but used pear butter I had made and they were fantastic.Thank You for the recipie

  2. Could I use applesauce instead of the apple butter?

  3. So I’m supposed to preheat the muffin pan to 425 degrees as well? They sound like they would be delicious!

    • Meg, I had to go back and look at what I’d written in the recipe. It does say to preheat the muffin pan, but the post doesn’t mention it. I don’t usually preheat the muffin pan, so I’m wondering if that was a mistake. I’m going to take it out. However, if you’ve already done it by preheating the pan, it should have worked just fine. It would have given more of a crust to the muffins.

    • I figured it out. It was supposed to say “grease the muffin tin”. Sorry for that lost word!

  4. Jan Hughes says:

    I tried adding 1 cup of dried cranberries to this and it must have dried them out, because the flavor was still good but they were way too dry. I love cranberry and apple! Any suggestions? Maybe use fresh cranberries next time?

  5. Thank you for a great recipe to use up some apple butter. I replaced 1/2 cup of flour with white whole wheat, added one Tbsp Chia seeds and an extra splash or two of milk. They came out fluffy and perfect.


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