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Apple Cider Donut Muffins

  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x


For the crumble:

  • 1/2 cup of all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup of packed light brown sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon of salt
  • 4 tablespoons of unsalted butter, room temperature

For the muffins:

  • 3 cups of fresh apple cider
  • 1 1/2 cps of packed light brown sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 sticks (3/4 cup) of unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 1/2 cups of all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground/ grated nutmeg
  • 1 large granny smith apple, finely chopped


  1. In a medium saucepan, bring the cider to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for about 25 minutes until the cider has reduced to about 1 cup. Set aside and let cool.
  2. Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line 12 muffin cups with liners.
  3. Make the crumble my combining all of the crumble ingredients in a food processor and pulse a few times until small clumps begin to form. Place in the freezer until you’re ready to use it.
  4. In a medium bowl, whisk together the brown sugar, eggs, butter, and the cooled cider.
  5. In a separate large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
  6. Pour the wet ingredients into the large bowl with the flour mixture and stir together until just combined.
  7. Add in the apples and stir to combine.
  8. Evenly pour the batter into the muffin tins so that the batter is flush with the top of the cup. Top with the crumble.
  9. Bake the muffins for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  10. Let cool slightly and ENJOY!!