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Cinnamon Sugar Apple Cider Muffins

These apple cider donut muffins are light, fluffy, and full of spiced apple cider! A crunchy cinnamon sugar topping makes the perfect bite. All the flavor of your classic apple cider donut without all of the work, you can make these muffins with traditional spiced apple cider or spice your own. These muffins make a great after school snack or sweet treat.

pile of apple cider muffins

These cinnamon sugar apple cider donut muffins are much quicker to make than apple cider donuts!

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Ingredient List:

  • Unsalted butter
  • Granulated Sugar
  • Brown Sugar
  • Vanilla
  • Milk
  • Apple Cider
  • Large eggs
  • Cinnamon
  • Ginger
  • Nutmeg
  • Allspice
  • Flour
  • Kosher salt
  • Baking Soda
muffin getting dipped in cinnamon sugar

If desired you could add chopped apple pieces to the batter

Tools I used for this recipe:

muffins before they have bene coated in cinnamon sugar

Apple cider muffins are light & airy, top with cinnamon and sugar for extra flavor!

Highlights of the apple cider doughnut muffins:

  • Tender muffins
  • Apple flavor
  • Cinnamon sugar coating
  • One-bowl recipe
  • Easy recipe
  • Can be made into mini muffins
  • Fall flavor
muffin split in half

Instructions for the apple cider muffins:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F, line or grease a muffin/cupcake pan and set aside.

In a small saucepan combine the apple cider, nutmeg, allspice, ginger, and cinnamon Bring to a boil over medium-high heat and allow to simmer until reduced by about half. Allow the apple cider concentrate to cool slightly.

In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt, stir to combine.

In a large bowl combine the spiced apple cider mixture, vanilla, melted butter, milk, and the egg. Whisk well to combine. Add in the sugars and mix again.

Add the dry flour mixture into the wet ingredients and fold to combine, remove any lumps if necessary.

Using a portion scoop, fill each muffin tin 2/3 of the way full with apple cider muffin batter. Bake for 20-22 minutes in a 350* f oven, until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean. Transfer to a cooling rack.

In a small bowl melt the remaining butter for the topping, in a separate bowl mix together the cinnamon and sugar. Dip each muffin into the melted butter than into the cinnamon sugar mixture, and enjoy! Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Apple Cider Muffins

5 from 1 vote
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Keyword: Apple Cider, Fall Baking, Muffins
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 12 Muffins
Calories: 298kcal
Author: The Hearty Life
Cost: $$
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Ingredients: 

For the muffins:

  • 2 cups All-purpose Flour
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 cup Apple Cider
  • 1 tsp Ground Nutmeg
  • 1 tsp Ground Ginger
  • 2 tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Allspice
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Butter, melted
  • 2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 cup Almond milk, unsweetened, can substitute dairy milk or any other milk alternative
  • 1 Egg, room temperature

For the cinnamon sugar topping:

  • 1/4 cup Butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 3 tsp Cinnamon

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F, line or grease a muffin tin and set aside.
  • In a medium saucepan combine the apple cider, nutmeg, allspice, ginger, and cinnamon Bring to a boil over medium-high heat and allow to simmer until reduced by about half. Allow to cool slightly.
  • In a small mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt, stir to combine.
  • In a large mixing bowl combine the spiced apple cider mixture, vanilla, melted butter, milk, and the egg. Whisk well to combine. Add in the sugars and mix again.
  • Add in the dry ingredients and fold to combine, remove any lumps if necessary.
  • Using a portion scoop, fill each muffin tin 2/3 of the way full with batter. Bake for 20-22 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean. Transfer to a cooling rack.
  • In a small bowl melt the remaining butter for the topping, in a separate bowl mix together the cinnamon and sugar. Dip each muffin into the melted butter than into the cinnamon sugar mix, and enjoy!

Nutrition:

Serving: 1 muffin | Calories: 298 kcal | Carbohydrates: 45 g | Protein: 3 g | Fat: 12 g | Saturated Fat: 7 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3 g | Trans Fat: 1 g | Cholesterol: 44 mg | Sodium: 285 mg | Potassium: 72 mg | Fiber: 1 g | Sugar: 28 g | Vitamin A: 378 IU | Vitamin C: 1 mg | Calcium: 73 mg | Iron: 1 mg

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

apple cider muffins next to a glass of apple cider

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