Apple Spice Muffins with Maple Glaze

Apple Spice Muffins with Maple Glaze

Just the other day, MyTeenSonMark came bounding up the stairs with a wonderful announcement.

“This totally hot girl just sent me a text.” were his exact words, exactly.

“Oh, yeah?” I said. “That is totally cool and like totally wicked, man. What did she have to say?” was my very suave response. The boy just started high school and as all mothers of teen sons know, if you want the truth about things it’s best to play it cool.  And suave. And both suave and cool, on a regular basis.

Before Mark could respond, one of my little twin boys (age 6) shouted out…

“I know what she said! I bet she said something like….hey, I just met ya…and this is craaaazy… here’s my number… call me maybe.”

The whole lot of us looked around and chuckled and giggled while both of my twin boys sang the entire Call Me Maybe song at the tippy top of their very loud lungs.

And then I went back to my sink full of dirty dishes, grateful for the reminder that it’s really fun to have kids that are teenage-ish, and others that are kindergarten-ish. It’s a good combo.

I highly recommend it. 🙂

These muffins are the perfect fall treat, my friends. They are soft, moist and packed with the flavors of fall. The maple glaze on top is absolutely divine. Great for breakfast, or as an after school snack. 🙂 Hope you enjoy them!

Apple Spice Muffins with Maple Glaze

Time: 10 minutes prep + 20 minutes baking
Yield: 18 muffins
Recipe from Jamie Cooks It Up!

1 C white flour
1 C wheat flour
1 C brown sugar
1 t baking powder
1/2 t salt
1 t cinnamon
1/2 t nutmeg
1/4 t cloves
1 C milk
1 t vanilla
1 egg, beaten
1/2 C butter, melted
1 C apple, diced  (I used golden delicious)

1 1/2 C powdered sugar
1 t vanilla
1/4 t cinnamon
1 T maple syrup
1 T apple juice (or milk)
1 T butter, melted
dash salt

1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Into a large mixing bowl pour 1 cup white flour, 1 cup wheat flour, 1 cup brown sugar, 1 teaspoon baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg and 1/4 teaspoon cloves.

Find yourself a nice sturdy fork and toss everything together until it’s well incorporated, making sure any brown sugar clumps get broken up.

2. Pour in 1 cup of milk and 1 t of vanilla.

3. Melt a 1/2 cup of butter and add it to the bowl.

4. Take a wooden spoon and give the ingredients a nice stir. Don’t mix them too much, you just want the wet ingredients (mostly the butter) to get covered up and cool down a bit so when you add the egg it doesn’t get cooked in the hot butter.

5. Crack an egg into a small bowl and whisk it until fluffy. Add it to the mixing bowl. Stir it in, just until combined.

6. Peel and core and apple. Slice it up thinly and then dice it into small chunks. Add it to the muffin batter and gently stir it in.

7. Line a muffin tin with 18 muffin liners. Scoop the batter into each liner, filling them only 2/3 full. Pop them in the oven and let them bake for 20 minutes.

8. While the muffins bake make the Maple Glaze. Find yourself a small mixing bowl and pour 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon,
1 tablespoon apple juice (or milk), 1 tablespoon melted butter, 1 tablespoon maple syrup and a of dash salt into it. Whisk it together until smooth.
9. When the muffins are done baking take them out of the oven and let them rest in the tins for about 5 minutes. Then place them on a wire rack. While they are still warm from the oven drizzle the glaze over the tops. Be sure to place a piece of parchment paper under the rack to catch any glaze they may run off of the muffins.

Serve and enjoy!




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  1. 1
    September 21, 2012 at 6:21 am

    LOVE your teenager/kindergartener story! And the recipe sounds REALLY yummy. But I have two questions:

    1) if all I have is all-purpose flour, that should still work, right? I just do 2 cups of it and I’m good?

    2) does it matter what type of apple I use? I have a couple of small red delicious on my counter that need to be used. Or should I buy a (fresh) granny smith or some other type?

    • 2
      September 21, 2012 at 6:35 am

      Hey Lisa,
      Thanks for your question. Yes, you can use 2 cups of all purpose flour and red delicious apples would work out fine. Good luck! Hope you enjoy them.

  2. 3
    September 21, 2012 at 10:55 am

    What a cute story! Now I’ve got that song playing over and over in my head… 😉 The muffins sound delish. I think I must be missing something. Isn’t there supposed to be maple syrup or flavoring in the glaze?

    • 4
      September 21, 2012 at 11:15 am

      Unhip Chick,
      Bless you for finding that little error. Yes, or course…maple syrup goes in the glaze. Thanks!

  3. 5
    September 21, 2012 at 11:34 am

    Love the story – we have an almost teenager and a kindergartener combination at our house too, but not quite that entertaining of stories to share.

    Muffins look delicious. I’m contemplating an after baptism luncheon with a variety of muffins and these I might have to add to the list.

  4. 6
    September 21, 2012 at 12:35 pm

    SO WHAT DID THE HOT CHICK HAVE TO SAY!!!!????? Tell us you managed to find out?!!!!!

    • 7
      September 22, 2012 at 9:30 am

      The hot chick had some very important things to say…like “hi, smiley face.” and “how’s it goin’, wink face” Who knew you could say so many things with so little words. 🙂

  5. 8
    September 22, 2012 at 10:16 am

    These are delicious!!! I made them for breakfast this morning 🙂

  6. 9
    September 23, 2012 at 11:05 pm

    Oh yes, my dear – these look positively scrumpdilicious! Always looking for great apple recipes. Btw, the spoon didn’t make it into the mail yet (the weekend got away from me), but I’ll ship it this afternoon. Take care.

  7. 10
    September 30, 2012 at 7:19 am

    greetings from germany! I love your website 🙂 I’m a total cooking/baking beginner, yet I have so much fun trying your recipes! it doesn’t always turn out perfect, but I’m getting there. I tried these muffins yesterday – they taste amazing (although I messed up the glaze, oops) and remind me of christmas 🙂

    keep these recipes coming & thanks for all the effort you put into this website!

  8. 11
    November 15, 2013 at 8:38 am

    My niece asked me to make Halloween pastries for her and her husbands body shop. I did not want to make the same old thing when I spotted this recipe. Everyone loved it!!! I was deemed baker of the year!! With some of my other recipes and decorations every thing was great and they loved your muffins. Thanks for all the great recipes and idea’s that you give us every day, they are appreciated!!! We should tell you more often, THANKS AGAIN

  9. 12
    November 26, 2013 at 7:27 am

    Got muffins in the oven right now. They sure smell yummy-yum-yum!

  10. 13
    November 29, 2013 at 9:11 am

    Enchantée de estar aquí

  11. 14
    September 25, 2017 at 1:17 pm

    Where can I find a small amount of Mample syrup, a substitute?

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