Spiced apple muffins with honey butter

These easy, healthy-ish apple muffins spiced with cinnamon, ginger and all spice served with honey butter are a delicious fall breakfast or snack.
Course Baking, Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword apple muffin recipe, Apple muffins, healthy apple muffins
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 256kcal
Author Alida Ryder


  • cup flour
  • 3/4 cup oat flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp all spice
  • ½ tsp ground ginger
  • ¾ cup soft brown sugar
  • ½ cup canola oil
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 5 apples peeled and diced

Cinnamon sugar (optional)

  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

For the honey butter

  • ½ cup butter softened
  • ¼ cup honey


  • Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F. Grease and line a 12-hole muffin tin with paper liners.
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flours, baking powder, salt and spices.
  • In a separate bowl or mixing jug, combine the brown sugar, oil, yogurt, eggs and vanilla. Whisk until well combined then pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Mix well.
  • Fold in the chopped apples.
  • Mix together the cinnamon and sugar if using.
  • Divide the batter between the muffin cups then place in the oven. Sprinkle a little cinnamon sugar on top of each muffin.
  • Allow the muffins to bake for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  • While the muffins are baking, mix together the butter and honey.
  • When the muffins are baked, remove from the oven and allow to cool for 10-15 minutes before serving with the honey butter.


Calories: 256kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 219mg | Potassium: 249mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 81IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 85mg | Iron: 2mg