Monday, March 4, 2013

Apple Butter Muffins Recipe

Meet the Cook: As an ex-farm girl, I have fond memories of making apple butter with my grandmother. I often bake muffins for my husband and me to eat during job breaks. I work part-time, but the best part of my week is the time I spend at home being a wife and a mother to our daughter, born just last November. -Anita Bell, Gallatin, Tennessee10 15 25







  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 cup thick apple butter
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 3 tablespoons sugar


  • In a small bowl, combine the first eight ingredients. Combine egg, milk and oil; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups with a rounded tablespoon of batter. Top each with a rounded teaspoon of apple butter and remaining batter. Combine topping ingredients; sprinkle over muffins.
  • Bake at 400° for 15-18 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack. Yield: about 1 dozen.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with commercially prepared apple butter.
Nutritional Facts 1 serving (1 each) equals 211 calories, 9 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 20 mg cholesterol, 130 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein. 

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