Apple Buttermilk Muffins Recipe


These tender apple muffins are spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg.

Recipe Facts

Active: 20 mins
Total: 45 mins
Makes: 24 muffins

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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 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