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Caramel Apple Muffins

These muffins are perfect for anyone who loves caramel apples. They are particularly good with breakfast or during a coffee break. —Therese Puckett, Shreveport, Louisiana
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Bake: 20 min.
  • Makes
    1 dozen


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup chopped peeled tart apple
  • 12 caramels, chopped
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. In another bowl, whisk the egg, milk, butter and vanilla. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in apple and caramels.
  • Fill 12 paper-lined muffin cups three-fourths full. Combine topping ingredients; sprinkle over batter.
  • Bake at 350° until a toothpick inserted in the cake portion comes out clean, 20-25 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack. Serve warm.
Nutrition Facts
1 muffin: 245 calories, 8g fat (4g saturated fat), 33mg cholesterol, 219mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (26g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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  • Cheri Beck
    Jan 4, 2021

    These were delicious! I made them gluten free, since I'm allergic to wheat, and they came out wonderfully. I did use a whole apple (about 1 cup) instead of only 1/2 cup. I increased the baking powder to a tablespoon, doubled the egg and added 2 teaspoons of powdered egg white (all to help the GF flour rise nicely). I also added chopped pecans, just cuz! A definite keeper.

  • lynn
    Nov 17, 2020

    dusting the apples and caramel with a little flour should help them from falling to the bottom

  • Linda
    Nov 17, 2020

    Delicious!! Will definitely make these again. Did not find that apples & caramels fell to bottom. Probably need to make smaller pieces. Linda

  • Melinda
    Nov 16, 2020

    Good, but like other review all apples and carmel fell to bottom, not equally dispensed thru muffins

  • kennedy22
    Oct 22, 2020

    Love these!! I use the caramel bits and everyone asks for the recipe every time I make them.... thanks for sharing!!!

  • jstowellsupermom
    Sep 20, 2020

    Loved these. Perfect for fall. Nice and moist,

  • AKEmily
    Sep 8, 2020

    Great recipe! I (accidentally) made it without the crumb topping because I was in a hurry and distracted, however, my family and I honestly liked it without the topping, and we probably saved a few calories! This will be a favorite fall recipe in our house.

  • Dawn
    Sep 2, 2020

    I baked the batter in two greased and floured 7-1/2-x-3-1/2" loaf pans; used one large tart apple, peeled and sliced and 2-1/2 tsp. baking powder! Thank you for this recipe!

  • kathyneer
    Aug 27, 2020


  • justmbeth
    Jan 20, 2020

    Super big hit with the family. Definite recommend.