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 with Caramel Glaze: perfect recipe for breakfast, brunch or dessert!


For the Muffins:

  • 1 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup fresh orange juice (I used 4 oranges)
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 2 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 1/2 cup peeled, diced apples

For the Glaze:

  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 6 Tbsp milk, divided
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 cup powdered sugar


  1. In 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 1/4 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!


  • adapted from Food.com
  • choose apples such as Honeycrisp or granny smith for best flavor

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