Whole Wheat Apple Butter Muffins

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Whole Wheat Apple Butter Muffins – Apple butter make for a very flavorful and moist muffin. Whole wheat and no added oil.

whole wheat apple butter muffins on a table

Things are finally starting to cool down and feel like spring around here.  The mornings are crisp, and the perfect time to open up the windows.  The sun still warms up the day, but as soon as it sets you can feel fall in the air again.  Last weekend we made apple cider at home.  It is a fall tradition at our house, and it has me in the mood for fall baking!  Apples and pumpkin full steam ahead 🙂

whole wheat apple butter muffins on a table

I made apple butter for the first time this year.  It was super easy to do in the crock pot.  Since my family isn’t big on apples in their baked goods, I decided to use some apple butter instead.  Concentrated apple flavor without actual chunks.  Guess what, it worked!  My 8 year old loved these muffins.  He is a fan of just about anything that has cinnamon involved.  His initial reaction “MMMMmmmmm…..Cinnamon!”  He loved the apple flavor without having pieces of apple in there.

whole wheat apple butter muffins on a table

You will notice that these muffins don’t have any added oil in them either!  Plus they are made with white whole wheat flour.  So they are even a little bit healthy.  I put a little crumble on top (oats, brown sugar, and cinnamon), but you could easily leave this off.  Or mix in some butter and have it really go over the top!  Apple butter muffins freeze beautifully, so you can have them on hand to pop in the microwave on busy weekday mornings.

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whole wheat apple butter muffins on a table
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Whole Wheat Apple Butter Muffins

By Erin
Apple butter make for a very flavorful and moist muffin. Whole wheat and no added oil.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
Servings: 12



  • 1 cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup milk, any type
  • 1/2 cup apple cider
  • 1 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup apple butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Crumb topping

  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup quick cooking oats
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Prepare a 12 cup muffin tin with liners or nonstick spray.
  • In a large bowl combine oats, milk, apple cider, apple butter, eggs, and vanilla. Stir until well combined.
  • In a separate bowl whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Fold flour mixture into wet ingredients, until just combined. Be careful not to over mix.
  • Fill muffin cups about 3/4 of the way full. In a small bowl combine in the ingredients for the crumb toppings. Sprinkle evenly over muffin batter.
  • Bake for 18-20 minutes or until a tester comes out clean. Remove to a wire rack to cool completely.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 170kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 32mg | Sodium: 212mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 21g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Author: Erin
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Course: Breakfast Recipes
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12
Calories: 170
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Welcome to Dinners, Dishes, & Desserts where my love of food meets my busy life. My name is Erin and I’m a casual home cook who loves to feed people. On this blog, you’ll find hundreds of quick and easy recipes made mostly from scratch. My days are spent in the kitchen, creating new recipes to share with family and friends.

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  1. This is a good snack to pack for the kids! Apple muffins for Fall? Yes, I’m in! I know this is insanely good!

  2. I’d love one of these with my coffee this morning-fabulous muffins, Erin. That apple butter looks so good!

  3. Apple butter is so good especially the homemade kind. Your muffins look so yummy and healthy too, I am just now feeling like making fall recipes and muffins are one that I love.

  4. Whoa! Don’t know how I missed these. Or yeah, I do. I’m a bad blog reader. 🙁

    Go Erin! So proud of you with the healthy muffins. 🙂