Buttermilk Apple Muffins

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins

I'm always looking for recipes which use up the rest of the buttermilk I've got in the fridge. This one fits the bill perfectly...a nice blend of flavors with the apples, nuts and cinnamon.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Spray muffin tins with Pam.
  2. Set aside.
  3. Combine 1/4 cup brown sugar, pecans and 1/2 tsp cinnamon in a small bowl.
  4. Set aside.
  5. Whisk together flour, baking soda, salt and remaining 1/2 tsp cinnamon.
  6. Set aside.
  7. Blend remaining 3/4 cup brown sugar, buttermilk, oil, egg and vanilla in a large bowl.
  8. Add dry ingredients, mixing just until barely blended.
  9. Add apples and stir to combine.
  10. Divide batter into 12 miffin tins.
  11. Sprinkle nut mixture evenly over top of muffins.
  12. Bake in preheated 325F degree oven for about 20 minutes.
Most Helpful

5 5

I just made these. This recipe was a big hit. I had some apples that were starting to go so I loaded them in the batter. I also added some raisins that were soaked in amaretto!Excellent!! I will definetly make again.

5 5

Tender, moist, apple-y and absolutely tasty. I reduced the sugar to 3/4 cup (I used 1/2 cup for the muffins and 1/4 cup for the topping) and used whole wheat pastry flour instead of white and walnuts instead of pecans. Lovely. Great apple flavor and the topping is really lovely. These rose quite high and were very pretty, though mine somehow didn't end up with quite as much topping as in Marg's picture. The buttermilk is definitely the secret ingredient- it gives these their wonderful flavor and tender crumb. One of the best apple muffins I've made. Thanks!

If you like muffins that are like a very sweet cake, this recipe is for you. I'm going to cut the sugar WAY down next time I make this, and I'll add rolled oats and stuff.