Apple Muffins Drizzled with Maple Glaze

The chill is in the air… sort of. Well, not really, but at least at night it’s a little bit chilly. It’s around 80 degrees today here in Southern California, and it’s predicted to be nearing the low 90′s by Saturday. That’s our typical September weather, so it’s tough to get into the fall spirit of things. I have to work hard pretend that we’re in the midst of a cool, autumn day… one where you’d like to light a fire to warm up the family room… one where you’d like to drive to the local mountains and pick buckets of apples… one where you begin to dream about carving pumpkins and making hot apple cider. That’s fall, to me. Hot weather won’t stop me though from baking up a seasonal storm this time of year. Today was a morning treat for my family: Maple- Drizzled Apple Muffins.

These are a light and crumbly muffin topped with a pecan and then drizzled with a sugary maple glaze. They’re plump-full of apple chunks and cinnamony spice.


The glaze hardens, and they stay absolutely fresh for a couple of days after baking. If you don’t wish to have the glaze, you can always leave it off, but it does make for a nice addition to the muffin.  Throw them in a freezer zip bag and toss them in the freezer to save some for later.

If we close all our blinds, turn on the air-conditioning, slip on turtlenecks and light a fire, we can simulate fall pretty well. Instead, we’ll just eat my fall baked goods and wait for the chill to arrive :)

This recipe can be found here:  Maple Drizzled Apple Muffins

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More apple breakfast treats you might enjoy:
Easy Apple-Cinnamon Muffins
Big Apple Pancake
Spiced Apple Waffles
Apple Cream Scones
Fresh Apple Bread

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31 Responses to “Apple Muffins Drizzled with Maple Glaze”

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    patsyk — September 17, 2009 @ 4:02 AM

    Gorgeous muffins! I love the photo that shows the glaze about to drop off! I am starting to get into the fall mood as the weather has chilled down a bit here. Perfect for these flavors!

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    Shalaine — September 17, 2009 @ 4:58 AM

    Those muffins look wonderful and I loved your suggestion on how to simulate the fall weather!! Although where I am no simulation is necessary!! I’ll try and send our cool weather your way but I can’t guarantee any promises!!

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    megan — September 17, 2009 @ 5:04 AM

    Next week it’s suppose to be over 100 degrees again. I was so hoping these temps were over. :( Thank God for Fall inspire treats. These look perfect!

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    Michelle — September 17, 2009 @ 5:06 AM

    These look wonderful!

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    Aimee — September 17, 2009 @ 5:16 AM

    Delicious! We’re apple picking today, these will have to be tomorrow’s breakfast.

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    ABowlOfMush — September 17, 2009 @ 5:18 AM

    Such a perfect fall muffin! Yum!

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    Patricia Scarpin — September 17, 2009 @ 5:27 AM

    We are about to enter spring here, but I would not mind at all biting into these beauties! :D

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    Eliana — September 17, 2009 @ 5:32 AM

    Fall flavors are so delicious. These muffins looks even better.

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    Amanda — September 17, 2009 @ 5:32 AM

    Those are gorgeous Lori. I love your photos, good thing I’m home alone when i’m licking the computer screen LMAO

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    Elle — September 17, 2009 @ 6:10 AM

    Sorry you have to stimulate Fall! But you can console yourselves with these muffins, for sure. They look incredible.

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    Maria — September 17, 2009 @ 6:19 AM

    I haven’t made any fall treats yet, what is wrong with me? These look wonderful!

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    HoneyB — September 17, 2009 @ 6:29 AM

    I love all things maple…I will be trying these out for sure!

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    Phoo-D — September 17, 2009 @ 6:51 AM

    These look so good- love the maple glaze! I can’t wait to go pick apples this fall. Hope you all can make it up to Jullian. I still daydream about the apple pie and cinnamon ice cream there…

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    Natanya — September 17, 2009 @ 6:52 AM

    Frozen muffins are one of the ways I can be sure my family gets a good breakfast every morning, and we’re going to be adding these to the list of those we stock, particularly as fall starts to find its way to Texas. They look fantastic.

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    Katie — September 17, 2009 @ 7:04 AM

    I could really go for one of those on this rainy morning. Looks fabulous!

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    Adam — September 17, 2009 @ 7:16 AM

    You really have a rough Fall, don’t you? 80 degrees makes for some intersting Halloween costumes :)

    Love the apple sweets that are rolling on in. I love your glaze and the pecans :)

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    ingrid — September 17, 2009 @ 8:17 AM

    I sooooooooo wish we had any sense of the weather cooling off, just a bit.

    I love this batch of photos. Your muffins look delightful especially with that yummy maple glaze dripping down the sides. YUM!
    ~ingrid

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    nina — September 17, 2009 @ 8:26 AM

    I love this time of year when our seasons kind of overlap…..I can still make a fall recipe because we are having the last of the winter rain, but it is suppose to be Spring already!!! I’ll make these on Saturday for Breakfast!!!

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    Janet — September 17, 2009 @ 8:30 AM

    Fantastic pics!! I can see that new camera and you get along well! I am craving these now; they look SO good!

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    Sook — September 17, 2009 @ 10:42 AM

    Wow… can anything look better than this?? Seriously, mouth watering!

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    Alisa -Frugal Foodie — September 17, 2009 @ 12:34 PM

    Oh my goodness, those look phenomenol!

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    VeggieGirl — September 17, 2009 @ 1:49 PM

    It’s definitely chilly here – BRR!!! I’d love to have some of those muffins though to warm me up!! :-D

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    Kerstin — September 17, 2009 @ 3:09 PM

    I love that maple drizzle on top – yum! I so can’t wait to go apple picking!

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    Barbara — September 18, 2009 @ 4:37 PM

    We are still having warm weather here too, but I’m sure turtleneck weather is just around the corner and these muffins will be perfect!

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    leslie — September 18, 2009 @ 6:23 PM

    love the drippy food porn shot

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    Kevin — September 19, 2009 @ 1:57 PM

    Those muffins look good! The maple drizzle would finish them off perfectly.

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    Sues — September 19, 2009 @ 3:42 PM

    Oooh, I love most anything apple related and everything maple!! Delicious!

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    nags — September 19, 2009 @ 7:03 PM

    the glaze looks just right. i can never get the consistency right! well, not the three times i tried it atleast.

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    Ulla — September 20, 2009 @ 1:52 PM

    they look great and perfect for fall!

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    Alex — September 20, 2009 @ 4:52 PM

    Looks very yummy!
    Bet you it tastes great!
    Nice work :)

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    marie — September 23, 2009 @ 10:08 AM

    once I get over the awesome breathtaking photos I will get off to the store for apples and cranberries and get to those yummy recipes! Thank you for all the low this and that info and for such a colorful site! The neat thing about food blogs like yours: THERE IS AN INCREDIBLE RESULT THAT MANY CAN SHARE AND ENJOY!!! (that is, if you follow the recipe!)