Glazed Apple Cider Muffins Recipe

Jocelyn Brubaker | Inside BruCrew Life

Glazed Apple Cider Muffins can be whipped together quickly. The result is a wonderful smelling kitchen with fantastic muffins to enjoy!

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One of my favorite things to do in the fall is to head out to the apple orchards. There is something about eating a freshly picked apple out in the fields. I also love making homemade apple pie filling when we get home.

When our kids were younger they loved going with us to the orchard. We would fill a big basket with apples, then head to the stand that sold apple cider. Apple cider from the farm stands is so much better than that gallon jug at the store.  

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Now that our kids are older, they look at me funny when I mention doing trips like these. In fact, I didn't even mention it this year. Partly because things have been crazy busy here, and partly because I knew the family's answer.

I did break down and bought a gallon of apple cider at the grocery store because I was craving some. It's not quite the same, but it works in a pinch. I had a few glasses and thought the kids would do the same. Only the apple cider sat there untouched for a few days.

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Finally I decided to use it up in a few baked goods like these glazed cinnamon apple donutsBreakfast food always goes over well in our house. It's a good thing I'm one of the breakfast contributors at Food Fanatic. I knew muffins would catch the kid’s attention, so I made a batch of muffins using the apple cider twice. Dunking the muffins into an apple cider glaze was a very good idea. The glaze helped seal in some moisture in the muffins, keeping them from drying out.

These muffins disappeared in a hurry here. They are great for breakfast, an afternoon treat, or a midnight snack attack. Not that I would know or anything. Wink, wink!

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Glazed Apple Cider Muffins Recipe

    15 Servings


For the Muffins:
  • 1/2 cup Butter, Softened
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 cups Flour
  • 1 tablespoon Baking Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 2 teaspoons Cake Spice
  • 1/4 cup Milk
  • 3/4 cup Apple Cider
  • 1 cup Apples, Finely diced
For the Glaze:
  • 3/4 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 4 teaspoons Apple Cider
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cake Spice


Preheat oven to 350°F.

Beat the butter and sugars until creamy and light. Add the vanilla and eggs and beat again.

Stir together the flour, baking powder, salt, and cake spice. Stir together the milk and apple cider. Alternate adding dry and wet to the butter mixture until combined.

Gently stir in the apples. Spoon batter into 15 cupcake liners. Bake for 18-20 minutes. Remove and let cool.

Whisk together the powdered sugar, apple cider, and cake spice. Dip the cooled muffins in the glaze.  Let set.  Store in a loosely sealed container.


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Author: Jocelyn Brubaker
Recipe Yields: 15 muffins
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 muffin
Servings Per Recipe 15

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 56
Calories 203

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g
  Saturated Fat 4g
Sodium 84mg
Total Carbohydrate 32g
  Dietary Fiber 1g
  Sugars 18g
Protein 3g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Jocelyn Brubaker

About Jocelyn

Jocelyn bakes up many delicious things to share on Inside BruCrew Life. Around these parts, she's our latest Breakfast Fanatic, and we're so glad!

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