Apple Butter Muffins

These Apple Butter Muffins are the perfect breakfast or snack for fall! Loaded with apple butter and an oat & nut streusel! Have you made it to the apple orchard yet?

We’re lucky to have one just 5 minutes from us.

But don’t get all sad and sappy on me if you live 1 hour from the nearest orchard, because it seems like the apple orchard is the only thing we have. No DSW shoes, Trader Joe’s, or Crate & Barrel!

These Apple Butter Muffins are the perfect breakfast or snack for fall! Loaded with apple butter and an oat & nut streusel! We went to the apple orchard a few weeks ago, but instead of leaving with apples, we left with mini pumpkins, haha. Such is the life of a food blogger, always working about a month a head.

The apples weren’t even ready for picking yet so that made me feel a little better about not getting apples. But I did get a cute birch wood spreader to add to the ever growing collection of blog props :)

If you’re making a trip to the orchard this fall, be sure to pick up extra apples for things like slab apple pie and skillet apple pie. Let’s just apple pie all the things! If your orchard sells apple butter, grab a jar of that too and you’ll be set to make these apple butter muffins!

These Apple Butter Muffins are the perfect breakfast or snack for fall! Loaded with apple butter and an oat & nut streusel! These Apple Butter Muffins are the perfect breakfast or snack for fall! Loaded with apple butter and an oat & nut streusel! These could be breakfast muffins or snack time muffins or bedtime muffins, I seriously love muffins.

They have an awesome oat & nut streusel that gives the muffins some crunch and let’s be honest.. these are definitely healthier than the cupcakes that have been reappearing on the blog :)

Our favorite way to enjoy these muffins was with extra apple butter spread on them!

These Apple Butter Muffins are the perfect breakfast or snack for fall! Loaded with apple butter and an oat & nut streusel!

Apple Butter Muffins

Yield: 14-18 muffins

Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

Muffins

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 & 1/4 cups apple butter
  • 8 tbsp melted butter, cooled slightly
  • 1/4 cup milk

Oat & Nut Streusel

  • 2 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup steel cut oats
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 4 tbsp butter, cold and diced

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF.
  2. Line a muffin pan with 12 muffin cups.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Stir until combined.
  4. In a larger bowl combine the egg and brown sugar. Mix with a whisk or fork until a paste forms. Stir in the apple butter, butter, and milk, mix until combined.
  5. Using a cookie scoop, fill the muffins cups 3/4 full.
  6. Prepare the streusel. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, cinnamon, brown sugar, oats, and pecans. Add in the diced butter and cut in the butter in using a pastry cutter or your fingers.
  7. Evenly divide the streusel among the muffins, pushing it slightly into the batter to ensure it doesn’t fall off when baking.
  8. Bake for 15-18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  9. Run a knife or offset spatula around each muffin to loosen it.
  10. Allow the muffins to cool for 5-10 minutes before removing them from the pan.
  11. Allow them to cool on a cooling rack. Store in an air tight container.
If you bake the muffins without the streusel bake for 15 minutes. These can also be made into mini muffins, baking for 9-11 minutes and the recipe will make a ton of mini muffins.

These Apple Butter Muffins are the perfect breakfast or snack for fall! Loaded with apple butter and an oat & nut streusel!
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27 comments

  1. Apple butter (and pumpkin butter) is my weakness this time of year. These muffins with their crunchy top are begging to be eaten!! Or dunked in my coffee.

  2. YAAASSSSSSSS – These need to be  breakfast muffins AND snack time muffins AND bedtime muffins – who needs anything else??? Love that streusel topping!

  3. Ah you just made me google where the closest apple orchard is to me because we used to live ab an hr from one but my husband was like wait until we have kids. Now we have them and no orchard! RANT over…I want a bowl of the streusel  and apple butter now along side a dozen of the muffins!

  4. I LOVE apple butter! I have never baked with it, but I definitely need to try it!

  5. This looks fantastic!  Love the photos!

  6. No apple orchards for us down here in Louisiana!  I wish!  I’ll just have to go to the grocery store so I can make these fabulous looking muffins!

  7. Can you believe I have never tried apple butter?! I have a feeling that I would love it. These muffins look so delicious and so fall. Wish I had one for a snack right now!

  8. yes yes and yes. I can just imagine how moist these are with the apple butter and how full of apple flavor they are.. but I still can’t stop staring at the streusel topping!

  9. How about I trade you my beat up cookie sheets for some of your decorative muffin tins?! Deal? And throw in some apple butter muffins while you are at it ;) 

  10. I LOVE apple butter, and these muffins look fantastic!!

  11. Beth your photos are absolutely stunning!  Also I need to have these muffins in my life!

  12. Apple butter Muffins look heavenly, Beth.  Loved these gorgeous photos too! :)

  13. Oh, yum, this are some BEAUTIFUL muffins!  I haven’t been apple picking before (I went to a NH pumpkin farm once, does that count? ;)), but it’s on my list this year! 

  14. We just hit up a local orchard and came back with more apples than we can eat! Definitely need to use some of them for these muffins!

  15. Last year I went to time to a apple orchard and I loved it. It is so much fun. You as usually made a delicious sweet treat. Love this. 
    ps: your pictures are getting more beautiful everyday. 

  16. I have always wanted to go to an apple orchard. I think maybe I will finally have to do it with my little guys this year. ANd then make these muffins! 

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