Apple Butter Muffins

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by Acerast

These were a lunchroom favorite for the year I helped cook at a Lutheran School. No need to add spices - they are in the apple butter. Note: Some reviewers shared that these do not rise much and that they made only 18 muffins rather than 24.

Top Review by Michigan Momma

Fabulous! I was looking for a way to use up some of my crock pot apple butter, and I got a delicious muffin recipe that all 5 of my kiddos love! The were quite heavy - I was worried at first they might not be completely cooked in the middle - but they were simple moist and yummy!!

*I did double the recipe and almost added TWO (15oz.) cans of evaporated milk (that's the normal size cans around here). Good thing I doubled checked - the recipe only calls for 5 ounces! I put in the 10oz for a double batch and the muffins turned out GREAT!

I also added in two large apples, peeled & diced. You could also add in raisins, nuts....whatever strikes your fancy! Thank you for such a great recipe!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a small mixing bowl stir together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl cream the butter and sugar until fluffy.
  3. Add the egg to the sugar mixture; beat well.
  4. Beat in the apple butter and vanilla.
  5. Stir lemon juice into the evaporated milk.
  6. Beating at low speed, alternately add the flour and the milk mixtures to the apple butter mixture until just combined.
  7. The less you mix the more tender the crumb.
  8. Grease or line with baking papers, 24 muffin cups.
  9. Fill each cup 2/3 full.
  10. Sprinkle lightly with sugar.
  11. Bake at 350F for 20-25 minutes.
  12. Cool on wire racks.

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