Easy Apple Muffins

Freshly home baked apple muffins
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  • Total: 50 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Yield: 18 Muffins (18 Servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
70 Calories
4g Fat
8g Carbs
2g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 18 Muffins (18 Servings)
Amount per serving
Calories 70
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Cholesterol 58mg 19%
Sodium 24mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Protein 2g
Calcium 30mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

These muffins are full of flavor and can take on many variations. Ready in less than an hour, they're simple muffins to which you can add the toppings, fillings, and icings of your choice.

Bake and freeze to have at hand when you're short on time. These muffins are a great way to start your day or to treat yourself when you need a pick-me-up during the afternoon.

We use a cake mix to speed up the process, and in a little under an hour the result is amazing.


  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 21 ounce can apple pie filling
  • 18 ounces cake mix (yellow, white, lemon, or spice​ cake mix)
  • Optional: freshly ground cinnamon

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease or paper-line 18 muffin cups.

  3. In a large bowl, combine eggs, sour cream, and apple pie filling, mixing well.

  4. Add cake mix to the bowl, being careful not to overmix the batter.

  5. Place batter in muffin cups and sprinkle tops with ground cinnamon (optional).

  6. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the muffin. Cool in pan for 10 minutes before removing.

  7. Serve warm with butter and enjoy!

Muffin Extravaganza

Here are some ideas to give your muffins a twist:

  • Crunchy: Mix 1/2 cup of crushed almonds, cashews, or chunky granola into the batter to add some texture.
  • Chewy: Add 2/3 cup of currants, raisins, tart cherries, or chopped dried apricots to the batter to add sweetness and give your muffins a chewy texture.
  • Sweet: Mix 1/2 cup of dark chocolate chips or caramel chunks into the batter to make them extra decadent.
  • Fruity Fillings: Mix 1/2 cup of the marmalade of your choice with 2 to 3 tablespoons of water. Transfer into a piping bag. With an apple corer remove a cylinder of dough from each of the muffins, fill with 1 teaspoon of the marmalade and put back the dough cylinder. Dust powdered sugar on top.
  • Icing: Pipe store-bought icing and use sprinkles to add some color for celebratory muffins, or use a simple glaze for decoration and extra sweetness.