Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Apple Cider Breakfast Muffins

This healthy recipe for Apple Cider Breakfast Muffins is a delicious way to get your apple fix this fall, using apple cider, applesauce, apple pie spice, and baking apples.

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I know Pumpkin Spice Lattes get all the love during the fall season, but my favorite warm beverage is by far a mug of hot apple cider. A few years ago I created a recipe for muffins incorporating apple cider, and I decided to pull it out and dust it off with a few updates. This version turned out even more delicious!

I packed as much apple flavor as possible into these muffins by adding apple cider, applesauce, baking apples, and Apple Pie Spice.

I also included whole wheat flour to create a healthier muffin option that's perfect for breakfast or snack time.

I'm now in the third trimester of my pregnancy and I am finding myself h.u.n.g.r.y. - especially during afternoon hours. I'm trying to tame the afternoon hanger by preparing healthy snacks, and these muffins will definitely fit the bill.

I hope you enjoy!
Apple Cider Breakfast Muffins
Yields: 16 muffins

1 1/4 cups all-purpose {white} flour
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup dark brown sugar
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/3 cup apple cider
1/4 cup pure maple syrup
2 baking apples
2 eggs
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 Tablespoon Apple Pie Spice or ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon salt

How to~
*Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  In a large bowl, combine the dry ingredients - flour, sugar, baking soda, spices, and salt. In a separate bowl, mix the wet ingredients - eggs, applesauce, cider, maple syrup, oil, and vanilla, until smooth.
*Add the wet mixture to the dry ingredients and stir just until combined. Fold in the chopped apples.
*Spoon batter into muffin cups or a greased muffin tin.
*Bake for 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.


  1. I loveee the sound of these! So sad that I just finished off all my apple cider! I'm gonna have to either get more or try making my own so that I can make these! :P

  2. These look SO GOOD! I have never seen the apple pie spice before- I am going to have to try and find that!

    1. You can make your own.
      2 tbsp cinnamon
      1/2 tbsp Allspice
      1 tsp Nutmeg
      1/4 tsp Ginger
      1/4 tsp cardamon