Apple Butter Muffins

Lily and Grandma make some Apple Butter Muffins using homemade apple butter in this latest episode of Lily-Rose: Kindergarten Cook!

Apple Butter Muffins


½ cup butter, softened

½ cup brown sugar

½ cup white sugar

½ cup milk

2 eggs

1¾ tsp baking powder

1½ cups flour

2 tsp vanilla

1 cup Old Fashioned Apple Butter

2 tbs cinnamon

1 tsp ground cloves

¾ cup raisin and chopped dates, soaked in water

Streusel Topping:

½ cup butter softened

1½ cup brown sugar

1 cup white sugar

½ cup old fashioned rolled oats

½ cup flour

2 tbsp cinnamon


Preheat oven to 350℉.

Cream together butter, brown sugar and white sugar until well combined.  Mix in milk and eggs.    Stir in baking powder and flour.

Add vanilla, apple butter, cinnamon and cloves.  Mix until smooth.  Drain raisins and dates and fold into batter.

Grease 18 muffin cups or line with muffin papers.  Fill each cup half full with batter.  Set aside.

Place all streusel ingredients into a medium-sized bowl.  Using a spoon or your hands, mix all ingredients until the mixture is well combined and crumbly.  Sprinkle evenly over the tops of muffins.

Bake for 25 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 209℉.  Remove from the oven but allow muffins to remain in the pan until streusel has set up about 15 minutes.  Remove muffins to a cooling rack and allow them to cool completely before storing.


Serving size:  1 muffin, 325 calories per muffin


Hack:  Muffins can be stored, tightly cover, at room temperature for 5 days or frozen for up to 3 months.

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10 Replies to “Apple Butter Muffins”

  1. Thanks for sharing yet another wonderful recipe with us all again. I’ve certainly enjoyed the last couple of nights’ dinner that I made from here. So it’s great to see something for a dessert here as well. I shall have to try my hand at this one over the next few days as it looks very tasty indeed.



    1. I’m happy you like the recipes here!  I love to invent recipes from what I have “hanging around” my kitchen so that’s where these came from.  I had made apple butter (from some apples I had to use up) and then I had to come up with a use for it!  I hope you enjoy the muffins!

  2. I have had a jar of apple butter sitting in my cupboard for a very long time now, mainly because I got tired of using it on toast.  This apple butter muffin idea is great!  And it looks delicious once it’s all finished.  All I’ll have to do is get the brown sugar, which for some reason I am missing.  Otherwise, I can get to baking.  Thanks for the great idea.

  3. These apple butter muffins will be a fun recipe to make with the little ones at home. And it was sweet to watch your video on YouTube preparing these muffins. I will probably watch it again my my kids so they can see how the little girl help in the kitchen. I know it will encourage them to help too.

    1. Lily has been cooking with me since she was old enough to sit upright (on that very same kitchen island!). I think that cooking teaches so many things such as planning, strategy, math, proportions as well as building confidence!  I hope you enjoy cooking with your little ones.  Please send me some pictures!

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  5. These muffins look and sound really good. You make it look so easy to make. Gotta try the streusel topping!
    Thank you for another fun recipe to try

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