20 min


    10 min

These muffins will create warm memories of waking up to a taste of autumn flavors.  These homemade muffins, made with apple butter which seems to appear in markets only at this time of year, are sure to be a family favorite.  You can substitute walnuts for the pecans if you choose.


  • 1 3/4 c. whole wheat flour
  • 1/3 c. granulated sugar plus 2 Tbsp. divided
  • 2 tsp. Clabber Girl Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp. apple pie spice
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 3/4 c. milk
  • 1/4 c. vegetable oil
  • 1/3 c. apple butter
  • 1/3 c. chopped pecans


Preheat oven to 400° F. Line muffin tin with cupcake liners. Set aside.

In a large mixing bowl combine flour, 1/3 c. sugar, baking powder, apple pie spice, and salt. Make a well in the center of the mix. In a small bowl combine egg, milk, and oil. Add to flour mix and stir just untill moistened (batter should be lumpy).

Spoon a rounded Tbsp. of batter into each prepared muffin cup. Top the batter in each cup with a generous tsp. of apple butter. Add the remaining batter, filling each cup 3/4 full.

Combine pecans and 2 Tbsp. sugar; sprinkle on top of the muffins. Bake in a 400° F oven about 20 minutes or until golden. Remove from pans; serve warm.

Yields: 12 muffins