Caramel Apple Muffins

This past weekend I sent my mum a text message to see what she was up to. She informed me that she was making banana nut bread, pumpkin bread and apple bread. As soon as I received this text I suddenly wanted to bake some apple muffins. I headed to the kitchen to come up with a recipe that would have all the flavors of fall. That is where the caramel apple muffin was born (it's better without the topping though - at least I think so).

Caramel Apple Muffins
• 1 c. firmly packed light brown sugar
• 1/2 c. salted butter, softened
• 1/2 c. sour cream
• 2 large eggs
• 1 tsp. vanilla
• 2 cups flour
• 1 Tblsp. cinnamon
• 1 tsp. baking powder
• 1 tsp. baking soda
• 1/2 tsp. salt
• 2.5 cups apples, peeled and grated

• Heat oven to 325 degrees.
• Combine the brown sugar and butter in a large bowl; beating at medium speed until creamy. Add eggs, sour cream and vanilla; continue to beat until well mixed. Reduce speed to low; add the flour, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Stir in grated apples.
• Pour batter into your baking cups. Bake 15-25 minutes; or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean and tops are golden brown. Place onto a wire cooling rack.

For the topping
*note: this taste so good without the topping! For added sweetness add the topping for a lighter muffin don't add the topping
• 1/3 c. firmly packed brown sugar
• 1/3 c. butter
• 1/3 c. pecans, finely choped
Combine the brown sugar and butter in a pot. Cooking over medium heat, stirring continuously; until the mixture comes to a boil. Continue cooking until the mixture becomes smooth (3-4 minutes). Remove from heat; stir in nuts.
Drop the topping by the spoonful in the center of the muffin.


  1. Thanks to mum for inspiration :) These look & sound delicious!

  2. These look so delish! I am going to have to try this!

  3. These look delicious! A must bake in my book!

  4. this definitely look sinful! yum!

  5. These look wonderful!

  6. Looks utterly sinful and delicious!

  7. I have all of these ingredients....but I have school all weekend :(
    I am putting this on my list for next week.
    You have an award at my blog.

  8. This is ingenious! I love that you've put the popsicle stick just like in caramel apples! They look so delicious and very simple to make. I confess, I've never actually baked with caramel before. I'm going to give this a try!

    ♥ laura
    the blog of worldly delights

  9. Oh my goodness that looks amazing.

  10. these look really tasty. hope your mom decides to try your recipe :)

  11. Those look delicious!

  12. These sound so good and they look cute too even down to the little sticks and fall wrappers. Yum!

  13. those muffins look so tasty!


  14. I made these last year and they are soo good! Definitely on my list to make this year.


  15. yum! Those look delicious and are so cute!

  16. How fun that you made them like caramel apples on a stick!

  17. Those look absolutely heavenly! Loooooove caramel!