Maple- Drizzled Apple Muffins

This recipe has been featured in a post on The Recipe Girl blog: Apple Muffins with Maple Glaze

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Maple- Drizzled Apple Muffins

Yield: 12 muffins

Prep Time: 15 min

Cook Time: 20 min


1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup quick-cooking oats
2/3 cup granulated sugar
1 Tbs baking powder
1½ tsp ground cinnamon
½ cup milk
1/3 cup butter or margarine, melted
¼ cup maple syrup
1 large egg, slightly beaten
2 cups chopped, peeled apples (I use Granny Smith)
12 pecan halves

1/3 cup powdered sugar
2 Tbs maple syrup


1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Spray a 12-cup muffin tin with nonstick spray or line with paper liners.

2. In a large bowl, whisk together dry ingredients (through cinnamon).

3. In a small bowl, mix milk, butter, syrup and egg; stir into dry ingredients and mix just until moistened. Fold in apples.

4. Fill prepared muffin cups 3/4-full (this is easiest to do when you use an ice cream scoop). Top each with a pecan half. Bake 18 to 20 minutes or until muffins test done. Cool in pan for 10 minutes before removing to wire rack to cool completely.

5. For glaze, mix sugar and syrup; drizzle over cooled muffins.


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7 Responses to “Maple- Drizzled Apple Muffins”

  1. 1

    Kelly — October 9, 2009 @ 3:10 AM

    Thanks so much! I am going to make this with my kids this morning with fresh Vermont Maple syrup :) The recipe also printed out very well.

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    Chrissy — October 20, 2009 @ 10:56 AM

    I am going to make these next week for my kids’ snacks. Thank you for sharing.

  3. 3

    Aimee @ Chickenville — September 23, 2010 @ 2:26 PM

    These are delicious! We made them today with some apples we picked and they are wonderful. I didn’t make the glaze because they are so moist and sweet already. Thank you for sharing, I’d like to share with my readers too and link to you as the chef.

  4. 4

    Puya — January 14, 2013 @ 11:32 AM

    I look forward to trying these! Thank you for sharing!

  5. 5

    Kathy — February 19, 2013 @ 11:52 AM

    These are delicious. Boyfriend loves them. I used whole wheat flour, regular or scottish oatmeal, brown sugar, coconut milk and substitued frozen apple juice concentrate for the maple syrup. They turned out great.

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    Kerisa — November 21, 2013 @ 12:18 PM

    Did you use pure maple syrup and also did the apples come out crunchy or soft? I was thinking about cooking the apples before putting them in the batter.

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    Lori Lange — November 22, 2013 @ 9:30 AM

    Yes, and they should not turn out to be crunchy.