Yield: 24-30 muffins

Apple Spice Muffins with Caramel Glaze

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 33 minutes

Apple Spice Muffins make morning coffee even better! Topped with a dreamy caramel glaze, these moist muffins have hints of cinnamon and are packed with apples.


For the Muffins:

  • 1 ⅓ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • ½ cup fresh orange juice (I used 4 oranges)
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 ½ cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 ½ cups peeled, diced apples

For the Glaze:

  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter
  • 6 Tablespoons milk, divided
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups powdered sugar


  1. In a large mixing bowl, beat sugar, eggs, oil, orange juice and almond extract. Add flour, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cloves. Mix until combined. Fold in apples.
  2. Fill paper lined muffin cups to half full. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 15-18 minutes. Remove and cool.
  3. For the frosting, in a medium saucepan, heat brown sugar, butter and ¼ cup milk (4Tbsp). Bring to a boil over medium heat and continue to boil for 2 full minutes, stirring constantly.
  4. Remove from heat and add vanilla. Cool 15 minutes.
  5. Whisk in the powdered sugar and remaining milk until smooth. Spread on cooled muffins. ENJOY!


  • Apples- choose apples such as Honeycrisp or granny smith for best flavor
  • See blog post for more recipe tips and tricks.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 apple

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 248Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 29mgSodium: 147mgCarbohydrates: 44gFiber: 1gSugar: 33gProtein: 2g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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