Apple Butter Muffins

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Apple Butter Muffins are flavored with apple butter and fall spices. So much flavor in these easy to make fall muffins.

Muffins on a white plate with apples in background.


A full cup of apple butter not only adds flavor but also moistness to these muffins. You can use homemade apple butter or store-bought apple butter. Cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves are also added to this batter. With all these spices, the aromas coming from the oven are amazing. A combination of applesauce and vegetable oil helps keep these muffins insanely moist.

Whether for breakfast or a snack, these Apple Butter Muffins are the perfect wayt to enjoy apple butter.

I greatly prefer the flavor of apple butter to applesauce. It is slow cooked for a long time to really intensify the flavors. Plus it has lots of delicious cinnamon in it.  While apple butter is typically spread on toast, it is also a great ingredient in recipes.

Overhead of muffins on a white plate.


Apple Butter Muffin Recipe Tips:

I love to slather these muffins with butter but they taste great as is. Cream cheese spread is also good on them.

Be sure to measure the flour correctly. I fluff the flour up a little with a spoon and then scoop it into a measuring cup. Run the back of a knife across the top of the measuring cup to level it off.

How To Store and Freeze These Muffins:

This recipe makes 18 muffins so you will likely have extra. Store in an airtight container for up to 5 days. If desired, warm in the microwave for 8 to 10 seconds.

To freeze them, individually wrap them in plastic wrap once they have cooled completely and then place them in a ziplock freezer bag. When ready to eat, thaw them on the counter. You can finish thawing them in the microwave.

Apple Butter Muffin cut open with a piece of butter on it.

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Muffins on a white plate with apples in background.

Apple Butter Muffins

Course: Muffins
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apples, fall
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 18
Calories: 269kcal
Apple Butter Muffins are flavored with apple butter and fall spices. So much flavor in these easy to make fall muffins.
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  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup apple butter
  • 1/4 cup apple sauce
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line 18 muffin cups with paper liners.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. Set aside.
  • Using an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar together until fluffy.
  • Beat in eggs one at a time.
  • Stir together the buttermilk, apple butter, applesauce, and oil.
  • Add flour mixture to butter mixture, alternating with apple butter mixture. Mix well after each addition.
  • Fill muffin cups 3/4 of the way. Bake for 20 to 24 minutes or until they feel firm when you gently press on the top.


Calories: 269kcal

Apple Butter Muffins on a plate with apples in background.

2 thoughts on “Apple Butter Muffins

  1. Might I suggest you ‘weigh’ the Flour instead of measuring it … this will result in much better results, and the correct weight can be found with a simple Google search.

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