Whole Wheat Apple Butter Muffins

Posted by on September 17, 2012 in Breakfast, Food, Muffins/Scones | 2 comments

So, after all that apple butter I made last week, I have a ton left over. I froze some. And then decided to use some to make some muffins. Boy, was that a good idea!

These really taste like Fall. Hints of apple. Spices. A crunchy sugar topping.

These muffins are the perfect way to use up some apple butter. I was pleasantly surprised by how good they were. I couldn’t stop eating them, so it’s a good thing I had some friends over the day that I made them. They were gone in no time.

Whole Wheat Apple Butter Muffins

recipe adapted from Recipe Girl


  • 1 & 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour (or all-purpose)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 & 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp ground allspice
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup apple butter
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 T turbando sugar
  • 1/8 tsp ground allspice


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray a 12 cup muffin tin with non stick spray or line it with paper cups.
  2. Brown your butter in a small pan over medium heat for 5-10 minutes until butter is completely melted, browned, and smelling nutty. Let it cool completely.
  3. Whisk the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, allspice, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl.
  4. In a large bowl, beat the eggs, apple butter, vanilla, and cooled brown butter. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ones until just moistened. The batter will be lumpy, and that’s okay. Spoon batter into prepared muffin tins. I used 1/4 cup per muffin tin to get them all even.
  5. Mix together the turbando sugar and 1/8 tsp allspice, and then sprinkle over muffins.
  6. Bake 18-20 minutes or until browned.
  7. Cool on a wire rack.
  8. Enjoy!

— Jill

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  1. The crunchy sugar topping looks amazing…I can never resist those kinds of muffins with crumb or sugar toppings! What a great use for your apple butter. Your friends are very lucky :)

    • I know! I love muffins with crunchy tops! So good!!

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