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

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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45 comments on “Apple Raisin Cobblestone Muffins”

  1. I now officially need to head to Panera to see about these muffins! Of course I could just make my own since I am sure yours are totally more awesome than theirs…I am just lazy today:-) I love that you said you made them the size for a giant…yum!!!!!

  2. Those look adorable. I haven’t made muffins in forever, so I just may have to try out this recipe 🙂

  3. Wow! What beautiful muffins. They sound and look delicious!

  4. Wow, I have to visit Panera’s stat! The name is… odd, but dense makes me happy. And apple cinnamon is about my favorite combination ever. These look beautiful, I love your presentation!

  5. Beautiful muffins! I love the muffin wrappers you used! And panera does make some of the best pastries, their cinnamon streusel bagels are the best! Yummy recipe 🙂

  6. These are my son’s favorite muffins from Panera. I can’t wait to make some for him at home. Thanks!

  7. WOW! Oh, please help ME! I’m printing and pinning all at the same time! They look amazing.

  8. I am making these right now. Don’t have the larger muffin tins, so will make regular sized one. Taking these to a Ladies Bible Study tomorrow morning. Thanks for the recipe!

  9. We have a love for cinnamon rolls at our house but I think next time I’m going to try this recipe in place of our usual cinnamon roll…they look amazing!

  10. These sound so good. I love the idea of a chunky muffin and yours look beautiful. I really have to give your recipe a try. I hope you have a great day. Blessings…Mary

  11. These look sensational – so fluffy and wonderful
    Almost reminds me of an apple pie in a muffin 😀

    Choc Chip Uru

  12. Your muffins are incredible! I don’t think I’ve ever wanted a muffin this badly before 😉 I have featured this post in today’s Friday Food Fetish roundup. Let me know if you have any objections and thanks for the inspiration

  13. OMG! These look amazing! Do you think you could feeze them? If I don’t I’ll eat them all!!

  14. Yeah, I need to make these. Immediately. Pinned!

  15. These have jumped to the top of my to make list! Thanks for sharing on weeekend potluck!

  16. Thank you for recreating those! I love them!! 🙂 (New follower from It’s a Keeper!)

  17. Oh how fun, I have been wanting to make those Panera muffins too! These sound so fun to make, and huge muffins sound perfect to me! Beautiful:-) Take care, Terra

  18. These look scrumptious! Thanks for sharing! I’ve been following your blog for a while but am now a new linky follower, since GFC will soon be no longer. I’ve moved my blog Little Rays of Sunshine over to a new site ( and would love for you to come check it out sometime! 🙂

  19. saw this.
    Went to the store.
    going to bake these now!

    They look amazing. thanks for sharing the recipe!

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

    I hope to see you soon:)

  21. 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

  22. 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

  23. 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?


  24. 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 🙂

  25. 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. 🙂

  26. Ilana

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

  27. v w

    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.


    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!

  29. Bradley

    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.

  30. Kathy

    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.

  31. Wendy

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

  32. Anonymous

    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.

  33. Gwen

    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!!

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  35. What a gorgeous cake this is and wonderful instructions too, lovely photos!

  36. Jay Lawrence

    What type of apples are used in this recipe? 

  37. Vanessa

    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 🙁

  38. Vanessa

    Nevermind my mistake… Losing it in my old age

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  40. Missy Isaac

    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!

  41. Rhonda

    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.

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