Apple Buttermilk Muffins Recipe


These tender apple muffins are spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg.

Recipe Facts

Active: 20 mins
Total: 45 mins
Serves: 24 servings

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  • 3 cups flour

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon

  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 3 teaspoons baking powder

  • 2 cups sugar

  • 14 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature

  • 2 large eggs

  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 1 cup buttermilk

  • 2 Granny smith apples, peeled, cored, and diced


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease muffin cups.

  2. Whisk together flour, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking powder, and baking soda. Set aside.

  3. In a large bowl, beat together sugar and butter until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Beat in egg. Beat in vanilla.

  4. Add 1/2 flour mixture to batter and beat until just combined. Beat in 1/2 cup buttermilk, followed by remaining flour. Beat in final 1/2 cup buttermilk.

  5. Gently fold in apples. Pour batter into muffin cups, filling them 2/3 full.

  6. Bake muffins until a cake tester comes out clean, about 25 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes in pan then remove to a wire rack.

Special equipment

Two 12-cup muffin tins

Nutrition Facts (per serving)
203 Calories
7g Fat
32g Carbs
3g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 24
Amount per serving
Calories 203
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 10%
Saturated Fat 4g 22%
Cholesterol 34mg 11%
Sodium 228mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 32g 12%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 19g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 56mg 4%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 62mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)