Apple Raisin Cobblestone Muffins

Cobblestone Muffins: copycat Panera apple, cinnamon, raisin muffins. DELISH.
Oh help me. It’s become tradition now for me to bake muffins every week before a swim meet. And most of the time I use a tried and true blueberry muffin recipe.

Cobblestone Muffins: copycat Panera apple, cinnamon, raisin muffins. DELISH.

However this time, I wanted to replicate Panera’s cobblestone muffins. Have you had these? They are dense cinnamon muffins with apples and raisins and glaze.

Cobblestone Muffins: copycat Panera apple, cinnamon, raisin muffins. DELISH.

And I made them the size you would give a giant. Except I’m not a giant and I ate them anyways.

Cobblestone Muffins: copycat Panera apple, cinnamon, raisin muffins. DELISH.

And then I baked some mini loaves. And ate those too. They are that good!

Cobblestone Muffins: copycat Panera apple, cinnamon, raisin muffins. DELISH.

Thank you to Crunch Pak for providing us some fun apple slices, which resulted in an easier step to making these muffins! Delish. These apples were perfect not only for baking, but snacking right out of the bag. We loved them!! (and this is my own opinion, like there was any doubt I would lie on my own blog)!

Yield: 14 jumbo muffins

Apple Raisin Cobblestone Muffins


For the Dough:

  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 cup skim milk, warmed
  • 4 oz butter, melted
  • 7 cup flour, divided
  • 2 pkg (0.25oz each) quick rise yeast

For the Coating:

  • 3/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup cinnamon

For the Filling:

  • 2 apples, cored and diced (I leave skin on)
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins

For the Icing:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 Tbsp milk


  1. In large mixing bowl, mix together yeast with warmed milk. Add in the eggs, sugar and salt. Continue to mix in the melted butter and 3 cups flour. Add remaining flour until combined, trying not to over mix. Turn dough out into a greased bowl, cover and let rise until doubled in size.
  2. Line large muffin cups with liners or parchment paper. Put melted butter in one bowl, and combine brown sugar, sugar and cinnamon in a separate bowl. Pinch off 2 Tbsp sized balls of dough, roll into a ball. Drop dough into melted butter, then into cinnamon sugar mixture. Place in bottom of muffin cup. Repeat until you have 3 balls in bottom of each cup.
  3. In small bowl, mix together raisins with apples. Place a tablespoon of filling onto dough balls. Repeat making dough balls by adding 4 balls to the top of each muffin. Again, sprinkle with 1 Tbsp of raisin/apple filling. When all muffins are ready, bake in a 350 degree oven for about 25 minutes.
  4. Remove and allow to cool. In small bowl, whisk together powdered sugar and milk. Drizzle over muffins and enjoy!

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Posted on February 9, 2012

Comments & Reviews

  1. Hi I tried making these but the dough was really sticky and soft looked like it needed more flour, does the dough need kneading? I hope they turn out right, I’ll let u know what happens.

  2. Aimee…. how do you make these with parchment paper…. I love how you make them look with parchment…. is there a certain size to cut the parchment paper? And then do you just press down into the muffin tin? Thanks so much! love, love your recipes!

  3. The Recipe doesn’t make sense. In the ingredients 7 cups of flour “divided” are listed, and in the first step you use 3, where does the rest of the flour go? I just mixed it in until it looked like the right consistency. Hope I’m not wasting time and ingredients 🙁

  4. These were so fun to make!! I have no idea how they taste but I am betting nothing short of amazing!!! I’m just got swept up in the making part I kept rolling out little balls and just throwing them on top of each other and tossing filling at them I hope they come put as pretty and lumpy and as perfectly imperfect as yours look!! Mmmm mmm
    Thanks for the recipe I have a feeling these will be made A LOT around here!!

  5. Pumpkin Muffins
    Panera Bread Copycat Recipe

    Makes 1 Dozen

    1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
    1 teaspoon baking powder
    1 cup canned solid-pack pumpkin (from a 15-oz can)
    1/3 cup vegetable oil
    2 large eggs
    1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice (a combo of cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, ginger, and allspice)
    1 1/4 cups plus 1 tablespoon sugar
    1/2 teaspoon baking soda
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1 teaspoon cinnamon

    Put oven rack in middle position and preheat oven to 350 degrees.
    Put liners in muffin cups.Whisk together flour and baking powder in a small bowl. Whisk together pumpkin, oil, eggs, pumpkin pie spice, 1 1/4 cups sugar, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl until smooth, then whisk in flour mixture until just combined.

    Stir together cinnamon and remaining 1 tablespoon sugar in another bowl. Divide batter among muffin cups (each should be about 3/4 full), then sprinkle tops with cinnamon-sugar mixture. Bake until puffed and golden brown and a wooden pick or skewer inserted into center of a muffin comes out clean, 25 to 30 minutes. Cool in pan on a rack 5 minutes, then transfer muffins from pan to rack and cool to warm or room temperature. Garnish with powdered sugar if desired.

  6. Can’t wait to give these a try. Big fan of the cobblestone muffins – one question, how long would you bake as a loaf?

  7. Made these tonight. Took about 3 hours total, very timeconsuming. I made much smaller than 2 tablespoon size balls and the muffins came huge. The ones in the metal pans burned on the sides. Very disappointed in this recipe and how long it took.

  8. Hello!, I just wished to add my opinion that these are GREAT! I did change sometime that was merely preference. I decided to not add any raisins/apples to the top of the muffins. This is due to the fruit burning in the oven, I found that they left a very burnt taste, as for the muffins themselves they are great! Thanks for the great recipe.

      1. I made this recipe yesterday. Simply delicious! My family loved them & ate the first few before I had a chance to glaze them. Thanks for a wonderful recipe that instantly became a family favorite.

  9. The Panera version has more of a lemony glaze, so I am going to try this recipe, but add lemon juice to the glaze….would be nice if they are as good because I am addicted to the ones at Panera!

  10. Do you have any idea what accounts for that bizzarre flavor that Panera cobblestones have? I read through your ingredients list and nothing on there looks plausible. I think you might be missing one of the spices.

  11. My youngest daughter loves the Cobblestone muffins at Panera. She’s going to be thrilled that we can now bake them at home. Thanks.

  12. I am blown away Aimee! wow. these look heavenly! So tall and fluffy and all of that glaze on top. I love raisins in my baked goods, especially paired with cinnamon and soft dough. I love these! And I love how giant they are. 🙂

  13. Yum! These look so awesome. I love muffins and these are such a great spin on them. Can’t wait to give them a try 🙂

  14. Oh my gosh THESE are the muffins you tweeted a picture of that day!! I would so eat all of these for you, giant or no. 😉

    How do you think you would change the cook time for mini loaves?


  15. YUMMY! Can’t wait to try these! We loved having you at our “Strut Your Stuff Saturday.” Come back next Saturday and share more of your great recipes! -The Sisters

  16. YUMMY! Can’t wait to try these! We loved having you at our “Strut Your Stuff Saturday.” Come back next Saturday and share more of your great recipes! -The Sisters

  17. These look amazing Aimee! Please stop over and share some recipes at Mix it up Monday:

    I hope to see you soon:)

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