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Homemade Cinnamon Maple Muffins Recipe

These cinnamon maple muffins use applesauce and maple syrup for sweetness. It's a simple muffin recipe that will become a favorite any time of year, making it a favorite of our homemade muffin recipes.

Baking your own muffins at home is such a good way to save money on snacks and add some extra nutrition to your family's diet. This recipe, for example, has whole grains and fiber due to adding wheat flour to muffins.

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Cinnamon maple muffins on wooden cutting board

These maple and cinnamon muffins taste like pancakes but with a crispier edge. My kids just love them! They do taste best warm, so plan to serve them just after baking or reheat them slightly in the oven or microwave.

What you need to bake maple cinnamon muffins

This easy cinnamon maple muffin recipe is adapted from this recipe from NYTCooking. It's very versatile! If you don't drink dairy milk, just replace that ingredient with your favorite non-dairy milk. I imagine almond milk, in particular, would be a great addition!

I prefer to use unsweetened applesauce when I am baking. If you are using regular, you may want to reduce the amount of sugar in the recipe.

Keeping basic baking ingredients in my pantry means being able to make homemade snacks whenever we'd like. This recipe is even simpler since you don't need to have fresh or frozen fruit like these whole wheat blueberry muffins.

It doesn't take a lot of kitchen space to keep snack-baking supplies on hand. Check out my muffin baking must haves to see what I use in my galley-style kitchen.

What goes with maple cinnamon muffins?

Since there's no fruit in these muffins (other than the applesauce), I like to serve these alongside some fresh fruit. They're also tasty just with your morning coffee or tea!

More maple cinnamon recipes

If you love maple and cinnamon flavors as much as we do, you'll love these additional recipes that use both cinnamon and maple syrup:

Printable recipe

Yield: 12 muffins

Cinnamon Maple Muffins

Cinnamon Maple Muffins

This basic muffin recipe makes the most deliciously moist Cinnamon Maple Muffins.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes


  • ½ cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 ½ cups whole wheat pastry flour, or a mixture of half wheat/half white flour
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup applesauce
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • ½ cup milk


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Prepare 12-cup muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray or paper liners.
  2. In a large bowl, mix the flour(s), baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.
  3. In another bowl, whisk together melted butter, maple syrup, applesauce, egg and milk. Fold wet mixture into dry mixture and stir until just combined.
  4. Use muffin scoop to fill muffin cups and bake 25-30 minutes, or until muffins are golden brown on top.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 368Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 40mgSodium: 191mgCarbohydrates: 61gFiber: 7gSugar: 12gProtein: 10g
Cinnamon maple muffins on wooden serving tray

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