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apple cider muffins

Apple Cider Muffins Recipe

These New England inspired Apple Cider Muffins are the perfect fall treat! Make them with or without toasted pecans (yum!)
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword apple cider muffin
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 12 muffins
Calories 375kcal


  • Kitchen Aid Mixer
  • hand mixer
  • silicone spatula


For Muffins

  • 8 TBSP softened unsalted butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • cup greek yoghurt
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ cup apple cider
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 diced tart apple like Granny Smith, Fiji, Gala

For Streusel

  • 2 TBSP cold unsalted butter
  • cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 TBSP cinnamon
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • ½ tsp allspice
  • ¼ tsp ginger
  • Pinch salt
  • ¼ cup all purpose flour
  • ¼ cup toasted pecans optional


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease and line a 12-well muffin tin or two 6-well muffin tins with cooking spray or butter.
  • Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt and set aside.
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  • In a mixing bowl, combine butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Add in egg; then, add yoghurt until blended.
  • Add in the dry ingredients until incorporated.
  • Add in the apple cider and vanilla extract just until combined.
  • By hand, fold in the diced apples until well distributed.
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  • Make streusel: Mix the brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, ginger, pecans, and salt. Add the cold butter into the mix and rub together. Add in the flour until the streusel is a crumbly consistency.
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  • Spoon the batter into the muffin tins until about ¾ full and top with streusel.
  • Bake for 22-26 minutes.
  • Allow the muffins to cool for 10-15 minutes on a wire rack until releasing from muffin tin.
  • Allow to cool completely.
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Calories: 375kcal