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Caramel Apple Muffins

Caramel Apple Muffins. Easy to make, with little pockets of oozing caramel baked right in beside chucks of sweet apple. Perfect for a weekend brunch.

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Caramel Apple Muffins

These caramel apple muffins will be a hit with adults and kids alike. We served them at a family brunch and all ages, from 7 to 70 gobbled them up.

The kids were planning on saving a couple for school the next day but they did not last. I had to bake another half batch because they all went so quickly.

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I like Red Delicious Apples for this recipe but you can use any kind you like.

These Caramel Apple Muffins make great bake sale additions too. As soon as people see that oozing caramel, they are going to want to buy them instantly.

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Caramel Apple Muffins

 

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Individually wrapped soft caramel candy.

Individually wrapped soft caramel candy is what I use in this recipe. If the caramels are too hard, they may turn brittle when baked (i.e too much heat turns chewier caramels into hard candy.)

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Yield: 12 muffins

Caramel Apple Muffins

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Caramel Apple Muffins - easy to make, with little pockets of oozing caramel baked right in beside chunks of sweet apple. Perfect for a weekend brunch.

Ingredients

  • 2 ½ cups flour
  • ¾ cup white sugar
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 large apples, peeled, cored and cut in chunks
  • 30 soft caramel candies cut in quarters

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, sift together the flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.
  2. In a separate bowl whisk together the oil, sour cream, milk, eggs and vanilla extract.until well combined
  3. Add the mixture to the dry ingredients and fold in well. During the last few turns of folding add the apples and caramels.
  4. Do not over mix your batter or your finished muffin texture will be too heavy and dense. Mix only enough to incorporate the dry ingredients. Spoon batter into greased or paper lined muffin tins and garnish tops with apple slices and caramel pieces if desired. Bake at 350 degrees F for 25-35 minutes, until a wooden toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Baking times will vary widely depending upon the size of your muffin tins. The toothpick test is the best way to determine if they are fully baked.
  5. Cool on a wire rack.

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Nutrition Information

Yield

12

Serving Size

1 muffin

Amount Per Serving Calories 373Total Fat 14gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 10gCholesterol 38mgSodium 347mgCarbohydrates 58gFiber 2gSugar 33gProtein 6g

The nutritional information provided is automatically calculated by third party software and is meant as a guideline only. Exact accuracy is not guaranteed. For recipes where all ingredients may not be used entirely, such as those with coatings on meats, or with sauces or dressings for example, calorie & nutritional values per serving will likely be somewhat lower than indicated.

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Marie Lawson

Thursday 25th of February 2021

Of all the recipes, that I have been privy to, over the years...Your's by far, cancel most of the other's out. I am so happy to have had, the pleasure of finding you! Marie

Heather

Sunday 24th of February 2019

Hi

I like to add plain protein powder to all my baking. I find everything a little dry/dense when I do this. Should I reduce the flour or increase the liquid or what should I do to get that moistness back?

Barry C. Parsons

Tuesday 5th of March 2019

I don't use it so I can't offer any advice.

Anonymous

Sunday 19th of October 2008

Hi,just wanted to say Thank you for sharing these wonderful, delicous recipes with the rest of the world. i have made quite a few of your recipes,and they always turn out great. i use mostly the dessert recipes,cause that's what i love to make. these muffins are like a little piece of heaven. I made them twice one day then the next,i got nothing but rave reviews. thnaks again,look forward to many more. my grandmother used to make a dessert,it was a cake. with a white icing,i think it was called either george washington cake,or washinton pie,not positive. but it was a type of white cake,with a jam filling and a white icing,would love to have the recipe again,loved it as a kid. not sure fi you have heard of it or not,but thought i would try. sorry for such a long comment. From one happy baker to another!

Le Chef Secret

Wednesday 24th of September 2008

Hi Lisa, this is not a terribly specific measurement. The recipe calls for 2 apples. I'd estimate that to be between a cup and a cup and a half depending on the size of the apples.Happy baking.

lisa slocombe

Wednesday 24th of September 2008

hi therejust wondering if you might know the measurement of apples you used - 1 cup maybe?thankslisa

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