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Old Fashioned Apple Muffins

Dense and moist, topped with a sugary glaze, Old Fashioned Apple Donut Muffins loaded with apples and flavor!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time17 mins
Cool10 mins
Total Time37 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Old Fashioned Apple Donut Muffins, Old Fashioned Donut Muffins
Servings: 12
Calories: 389kcal
Author: Amanda Rettke-iambaker.net



  • ¼ cup (57 g) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • cup (73 g) vegetable oil
  • ½ cup (100 g) granulated sugar
  • cup (67 g) brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons homemade apple pie spice
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 ⅔ cups (333 g) flour
  • 1 cup (245 g) buttermilk


  • 2 medium Granny Smith apples, diced
  • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons homemade apple pie spice


  • 1 large egg, whisked
  • 2 tablespoons turbinado sugar


  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup (125 g) confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons whole milk


  • Preheat oven to 425°F and line a muffin pan with liners.
  • In a large bowl, mix together the butter, oil, and sugars until smooth.
  • Beat in eggs, one at a time.
  • Add the baking powder, baking soda, apple spice, salt, and vanilla.
  • Using a rubber spatula, alternate between stirring in the flour and buttermilk. Begin by stirring in 1 cup of flour. Add ½ cup of buttermilk. Add another 1 cup of flour, followed by the remaining ½ cup of buttermilk and stir just until combined. Finally, add the last ⅔ cups of flour until incorporated.


  • In a small bowl, mix together apples, apple pie spice, and granulated sugar.
  • Gently fold apples into muffin batter.
  • Divide the batter evenly between the 12 muffin cups.


  • Use a pastry brush to gently brush egg wash over each muffin.
  • Sprinkle turbinado sugar over the top of each muffin.
  • Bake for 15-17 minutes. Allow them to cool for 10 minutes.


  • Beat together all the ingredients for the glaze, then dip the top of each muffin in the glaze, allowing the extra glaze to drip back into the bowl. Let the first glaze layer harden before you dip them once more.


Calories: 389kcal