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Caramel Apple Muffins

posted by Julie Evink on October 11, 2013

Caramel Apple Muffins ~ Love Caramel Apples? Get all the flavor in these muffins full of caramel bits, cinnamon and apples!

Caramel Apple Muffins ~ Love Caramel Apples Get all the flavor in these muffins!

Do you love caramel apples as much as me? The just say “Fall” to me when I see them coming out on store shelves. But they are so messy! Who’s with me on that?

That’s why I adore these little Caramel Apple Muffins. I get all the flavors of a caramel apple stuffed into a muffin. What’s not to love about that? They are the perfect breakfast treat to warm your belly up on a brisk fall morning. Just ask my brother-in-law.

He called the other Saturday morning and we may have been still in bed at 8 am. Shhhh don’t tell anyone. When I heard he was coming over because he was missing Miss K, which who wouldn’t miss that kid, I bounded out of bed and ran to the kitchen to surprise him with these muffins. Great sis-in-law aren’t I?

He was welcomed into our house to the sweet aroma of cinnamon baking away in these perfect little muffins. My husband promptly inhaled 5, yes I said 5, of these muffins so I think they are definitely a keeper!

Caramel Apple Muffins

Prep Time 15 minutes Cook Time 20 minutes Serves 14 Muffins     adjust servings


  • 2 c. all purpose flour
  • 3/4 c. sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 c. milk
  • 1/4 c. butter, melted
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 apple, peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 c. caramel bits


  • 1/2 c. brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 c. quick cooking oats
  • 3 Tbsp butter, melted
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt in large bowl. Whisk together egg, milk, butter and vanilla in another bowl. Stir into dry ingredients until just mixed. Fold in the apple and caramels.
  3. Fill paper lined muffin cups or greased muffin cups 3/4 full. Combine the topping ingredients. Sprinkle over the muffin batter.
  4. Bake 20-25 minutes or until toothpick inserted into muffin comes out clean.


Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Muffin
Amount Per ServingAs Served
Calories 223kcal Calories from fat 63
% Daily Value
Total Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Transfat 0g
Cholesterol 28mg9%
Sodium 151mg6%
Carbohydrate 37g12%
Dietary Fiber 1g4%
Sugars 21g
Protein 3g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Total FatLess than65g
Sat FatLess than25g
CholesterolLess than300mg
SodiumLess than2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate300g
Dietary Fiber25g

Recipe Adapted From: Taste of Home

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  • Stephanie @ PlainChicken

    I think everything is better with caramel. The muffins look great!

  • Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction

    Love caramel apples! And love these muffins! I might have to whip up a batch for breakfast tomorrow!

  • Lawyer Loves Lunch

    Wandered on by from Stephanie’s blog and I’m glad I did because we have an abundance of apples in our house and not nearly enough muffins 🙂

  • Aida @ TheCraftingFoodie

    Julie, these look so delicious! I agree – when I think of fall, apples pop right into my mind. I always love trying new apple recipes after we go apple picking. I’ll definitely give these a try. Thanks so much!

  • Ann

    Adding caramel bits to my grocery list!

    • Julie Evink

      You can also chop caramels, but I’m way to lazy for that!

  • Katie @ Horrific Knits

    What great looking muffins! My name is Katie and I host Fall Into the Holidays, open Saturdays! I’d love to have you link up!

  • Elizabeth @ Confessions of a Baking Queen

    I think I could inhale 5 too! LOL these looks so good, caramel apple is the best flavor combo ever!

    • Julie Evink

      You’d have to fight my hubby for them first 🙂

  • Shari Barnes

    My kids are huge fans of caramel apples. I think these would make a wonderful breakfast for them one day this week!

  • Heather @ French Press

    caramel and apple just belong together

    • Julie Evink

      Totally! It’s like salt and pepper!

  • Meghan @ The Tasty Fork

    I want these for breakfast! Pinned!

  • Sandy

    I made the caramel apple muffins and they were a hit with the family. I will be making these again.
    Thanks Julie love your blog!

    • Julie Evink

      Awww thanks Sandy! I’m glad to the family loved them!

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