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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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.
Homemade muffins are a delicious and easy way to start your day. This recipe for cinnamon maple muffins is loaded with the warm flavors of cinnamon and maple, and it only takes a few minutes to whip up.
The best part about homemade muffins is that you can adjust the ingredients to suit your taste. If you like your muffins extra sweet, add a little more maple syrup to the batter. Or, if you prefer a more savory flavor, try adding some chopped nuts or seeds.
No matter how you make them, homemade cinnamon maple muffins are sure to start your day off right.
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!
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!
If you don't want the applesauce, try this version of Cinnamon Roll Muffins that's also gluten-free.
Are these cinnamon muffins healthy?
I keep these maple cinnamon muffins healthy by using whole wheat flour. You can also add a Tablespoon or two of ground flax seed for extra fiber.
I prefer to use unsweetened applesauce when I am baking. If you are using regular, you may want to reduce the amount of maple syrup in the recipe, since that is the sweetener.
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:
- Gluten free apple crisp
- Maple cinnamon butternut squash spinach salad
- Baked cinnamon apples
- Delicious cinnamon maple pancakes
- Pumpkin mousse with maple whipped cream
- Iced pumpkin cookies recipe
Cinnamon Maple Muffins
This basic muffin recipe makes the most deliciously moist Cinnamon Maple Muffins.
- 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
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Prepare 12-cup muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray or paper liners.
- In a large bowl, mix the flour(s), baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.
- In another bowl, whisk together melted butter, maple syrup, applesauce, egg and milk. Fold wet mixture into dry mixture and stir until just combined.
- Use muffin scoop to fill muffin cups and bake 25-30 minutes, or until muffins are golden brown on top.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 368Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 40mgSodium: 191mgCarbohydrates: 61gFiber: 7gSugar: 12gProtein: 10g