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Cinnamon Apple Cider Muffins

Soft cinnamon apple cider muffins loaded with chunks of apple and topped with a generous helping of cinnamon & sugar! These muffins will make your house smell amazing and are a must make for Fall.

Soft cinnamon apple cider muffins loaded with chunks of apple and topped with a generous helping of cinnamon & sugar! These muffins will make your house smell amazing. These muffins are a must make recipe for Fall | www.togetherasfamily.com #muffinrecipes #applecider #cinnamonmuffinrecipes

 post updated October 2017

 We went apple picking last week and I currently have about 16,345 apples sitting on my kitchen counter. Well, maybe not that much, but close enough! I have no idea what to do with them all. Of course my kids want an apple pie, and you’re basically obligated to make an apple crisp in the fall, but what else?

Muffins of course. And not just any muffin. I’m talking about cinnamon muffins with sweet apple cider and tender chunks of chopped apple. 

Soft cinnamon apple cider muffins loaded with chunks of apple and topped with a generous helping of cinnamon & sugar! These muffins will make your house smell amazing. These muffins are a must make recipe for Fall | www.togetherasfamily.com #muffinrecipes #applecider #cinnamonmuffinrecipes

These muffins are just a bit healthier than your average muffin. They include whole wheat flour, chunks of apple, and yogurt & applesauce. Not only are they lightened up, but they are so soft & delicious and full of warm Fall spices. 

Plus, you’ll want to bottle up the smell of them cooking in the house. The smell is better than a candle 🙂 

Soft cinnamon apple cider muffins loaded with chunks of apple and topped with a generous helping of cinnamon & sugar! These muffins will make your house smell amazing. These muffins are a must make recipe for Fall | www.togetherasfamily.com #muffinrecipes #applecider #cinnamonmuffinrecipes

Soft cinnamon apple cider muffins loaded with chunks of apple and topped with a generous helping of cinnamon & sugar! These muffins will make your house smell amazing. These muffins are a must make recipe for Fall | www.togetherasfamily.com #muffinrecipes #applecider #cinnamonmuffinrecipes

The best part is when you pull the muffins out of the oven and they have that perfectly rounded top. They look like they came straight from the bakery!

Soft cinnamon apple cider muffins loaded with chunks of apple and topped with a generous helping of cinnamon & sugar! These muffins will make your house smell amazing. These muffins are a must make recipe for Fall | www.togetherasfamily.com #muffinrecipes #applecider #cinnamonmuffinrecipes

Soft cinnamon apple cider muffins loaded with chunks of apple and topped with a generous helping of cinnamon & sugar! These muffins will make your house smell amazing. These muffins are a must make recipe for Fall | www.togetherasfamily.com #muffinrecipes #applecider #cinnamonmuffinrecipes

 The original recipe calls for all whole wheat flour. You could certainly use all whole wheat, but I found them to be very tough and dense. Using part white whole wheat still gives the “wheat flavor” to the muffin, but produces a softer muffin.

As far as the apple goes just pick your favorite. We happened to pick golden delicious apples and empire apples. I used a golden delicious (my favorite apple!!). Red delicious apples I am guessing may be too sweet. Your best bet would be a gala, granny smith, or golden delicious variety.

Yields 12 muffins

Cinnamon Apple Cider Muffins

Soft cinnamon apple cider muffins loaded with chunks of apple and topped with a generous helping of cinnamon & sugar! These muffins will make your house smell amazing. These muffins are a must make recipe for Fall.

15 minPrep Time

20 minCook Time

35 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

    muffin
  • 4 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup plain or vanilla yogurt
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup applesauce (sweetened or unsweetened)
  • 1/3 cup apple cider
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup peeled, cored and chopped apple (about 1 large apple)
  • cinnamon/sugar topping
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Lightly grease a 12-cup muffin tin with cooking spray, or use paper liners. Set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, or stand mixer, beat together the butter, yogurt and sugars until the mixture is light and fluffy. Add the eggs and beat well.
  • In a medium bowl whisk together the flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda and salt.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the batter. Mix until just combined. It's ok if there are a few dry spots. Mix in the applesauce. Stir in the apple cider and vanilla. Gently fold the apples into the muffin batter.
  • Divide the batter evenly among the 12 muffin cups. They will be nearly full.
  • Sprinkle 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon and sugar mixture on top of each muffin cup.
  • Bake for 17-20, minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean (watch the muffins carefully since each oven may vary slightly in temperature affecting exact baking time).
  • Let the muffins rest in the pan for about 5 minutes and then move to a wire rack to cool completely.
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Soft cinnamon apple cider muffins loaded with chunks of apple and topped with a generous helping of cinnamon & sugar! These muffins will make your house smell amazing. These muffins are a must make recipe for Fall | www.togetherasfamily.com #muffinrecipes #applecider #cinnamonmuffinrecipes

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10 Comments

  • Reply
    Carlee
    October 12, 2015 at 10:13 pm Mmmm! I have a million apples after our orchard trip too. I am hosting an apple themed baby shower this weekend, so i am ready to get baking soon! I just LOVE apple treats.
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      Together As Family
      October 13, 2015 at 9:27 am apple themed baby shower.... I like it, sounds fun! Apple treats (and pumpkin) are my favorite thing to bake with. Good luck with the baby shower :)
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    Pastor Suzanne
    October 9, 2016 at 4:46 pm Apple banana Bread is a hit in my house. Moist from the banana and crunchy from the walnuts, it makes us smile. http://www.food.com/recipe/apple-banana-bread-6627?soc=socialsharingpinterest I used three bananas instead of two.
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      Together As Family
      October 9, 2016 at 7:32 pm Thank you Suzanne! Apple banana bread sounds so delicious and I've never tried it before. I am one of those people that love nuts in quick bread. So yummy. Thank you for sharing the recipe link, I will make it :)
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    Rev. Suzanne L. Taylor
    October 9, 2016 at 4:49 pm Apple banana Bread is a hit in my house. Moist from the banana and crunchy from the walnuts, it makes us smile. http://www.food.com/recipe/apple-banana-bread-6627?soc=socialsharingpinterest from Food.com I used three bananas instead of two.
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    Rev. Suzanne L. Taylor
    October 9, 2016 at 4:52 pm HMMM first the comment would not go, then both showed up. So sorry.
    • Reply
      Together As Family
      October 9, 2016 at 7:32 pm No worries. I love comments :)
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    Donna Whetsel
    October 30, 2017 at 9:42 am I only have white flour, not Whole Wheat, or White Whole Wheat, would it change it too much to use this ? Or should I go out and get the Whole Wheat Flour ?
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      Together As Family
      October 30, 2017 at 10:59 pm You would be fine using white flour. The muffins may be lighter in color but it should turn out just fine.
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