Baked Apple Fritter Muffins Recipe {video}

These baked apple fritter muffins will be devoured by kids and adults alike! They are much healthier than the original & filled with the same classic taste.
Love apple fritters, but want a healthy version that can be made ahead of time? If so, you are going to love these baked apple fritter muffins!
Full of the classic apple fritter flavors baked right into a muffin!

Apple fritters have a classic flavor and are a favorite for many, but the process of making the dough and frying the fritters can be time consuming, especially in the mornings.  

The solution to enjoying the same warm, cinnamon and apple flavors, without all the fuss, are these Baked Apple Fritter Muffins.

This ingredient list includes many items that are probably already pantry staples.  The batter comes together quickly, and can be made, and refrigerated, the night before.  

Bake them for about 20 minutes the next morning.  Not only will your house smell amazing, but you’ll have a warm, portable breakfast to take as you get out the door and on with your day!

Watch how easy these muffins are to make. Spoiler alert: they are super fun to watch rise!

For a gluten free version, click here

To find more recipes like this, and add variety to your family’s meals, click here for a sample of our meal plan.

Apple Fritter Muffins

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  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 apple peeled and chopped in small even sized pieces (any variety)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened at room temperature (not melted)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour*
  • 1 3/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 cup milk


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a muffin pan with 12 paper liners.
  2. In a small bowl, combine brown sugar and cinnamon
  3. In a large bowl, or the bowl of your stand mixer, beat sugar and butter until smooth and creamy.
  4. Beat in eggs, one at a time, until incorporated.
  5. Add vanilla extract.
  6. Combine flour and bakng powder together in a bowl.
  7. Stir into creamed butter mixture.
  8. Add milk to batter until smooth.
  9. Fill muffin cups with approximately one tablespoon of batter and distribute chopped apple evenly in all cups.
  10. Top with additional batter, about another one tablespoon, covering the apple
  11. Top each muffin with 1/2 teaspoon brown sugar mixture.
  12. Using the back of a fork, gently swirl brown sugar and cinnamon mixture into muffin batter.
  13. Bake in the preheated oven for about 22 minutes, or until golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  14. Remove from oven and allow to cool.


You can use whole-wheat pastry flour (white whole-wheat) but not regular wheat flour. If you want to add whole-wheat flour to the recipe, you can use 1 cup all-purpose flour + 1/2 whole-wheat flour. Using 100% regular whole-wheat flour will yield dense muffins.

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Mom to 3 kids, obsessed with coffee, meal planning, and helping you cook fresh meals for your family fast!

3 thoughts on “Baked Apple Fritter Muffins Recipe {video}”

  1. Amanda says:

    Hi I was wondering if you could sub the flour for gluten free flour?

    1. Absolutely! I make these gluten-free all the time with 1:1 all-purpose gluten-free flour. Enjoy!

  2. Mom of Three says:

    These muffins are fantastic! I just made them and they were well liked by my three boys. I find it difficult to find a recipe they all like….this one is a keeper!!

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