Apple Spice Cornbread Muffins

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I have always felt that cornbread is the perfect complement to any meal. When made well, it is soft and sumptuous with a comforting earthy-sweet aroma and taste.

It’s just the sort of bread to serve with chili and soup, or to pile high in a breadbasket on a holiday table. No matter where you grew up, one bite of good cornbread seems to transport you right back home!

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Although large pans of cornbread cut into squares are enticing, I prefer cornbread muffins. That way, each piece offers crusty edges and a fluffy center.

I also find cornbread muffins seem to seal in the moisture, so they don’t dry out as fast, making them marvelous leftovers for breakfast and snacks.

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Not that you’ll have any leftovers of today’s recipe…

These lovely Apple Spice Cornbread Muffins are a play off my mom’s classic cornbread recipe with tender chunks of apple speckled throughout the muffins, and a hint of apple spice.

They are all a cornbread muffin could ever hope to be!

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Unlike the dry, granular, lifeless cornbread you often come across, these little guys are golden, fluffy, slightly sweet, and bursting with fall flavors.

The fresh diced apple in the batter offers contrast in texture. It also makes the muffins extra moist. The apple spice flavor comes from the addition of rich creamy Musselman’s Apple Butter.

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Adding apple butter, instead of just adding spices to the muffins, also elevates the fine tender texture of these beauties.

Musselman’s Apple Butter is a great choice for this recipe because it’s silky and smooth with a deep luxurious flavor. Plus, now it’s made without high fructose corn syrup!

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Our Apple Spice Cornbread Muffins would make a wonderful addition to Thanksgiving Dinner, or any upcoming family meal.

They are so cozy and tempting, you might want to make a double batch. Apple Spice Cornbread Muffins will be the talk of the dinner table!

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Apple Spice Cornbread Muffins

Yield: 18 muffins

Prep Time:10 minutes

Cook Time:20 minutes

5 / 5 (2 Reviews)
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Apple Spice Cornbread Muffins – Easy corn muffin recipe with chunks of apples and fall spices. These soft rustic muffins are a great complement to any meal!


  • 1 1/4 cups yellow cornmeal
  • 1 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 2/3 cup Musselman’s Apple Butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1 cup peeled diced apple


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray standard muffins pans with nonstick cooking spray and set aside. Measure the cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. Whisk well.
  2. In a separate bowl whisk the milk, Musselman’s Apple Butter, and eggs together. Pour the wet mixture into the dry mixture and whisk well. Then stir in the melted butter. Add the diced apple to the mixture and stir well.
  3. Use a scoop to fill the muffin pans two-thirds full. Bake for approximately 20 minutes, until golden. Cool for 2-3 minutes in the pans, then flip out the muffins.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 18 muffins, Serving Size: 18

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories: 154 Calories
  • Total Fat: 6.5g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.7g
  • Cholesterol: 36mg
  • Sodium: 181mg
  • Carbohydrates: 22.5g
  • Fiber: 1.1g
  • Sugar: 9g
  • Protein: 2.6g
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9 comments on “Apple Spice Cornbread Muffins

  1. Jenny Flakeposted November 2, 2016 at 8:50 am Reply

    These look fantastic!

  2. lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountainposted November 2, 2016 at 9:27 am Reply

    Love the addition of apple spice to cornbread! Definitely need to try! 

  3. Heather Christoposted November 2, 2016 at 9:59 am Reply

    These look wonderful! I love cornbread and with apples is so brilliant! YUM!

  4. Kevin @ Closet Cookingposted November 2, 2016 at 10:14 am Reply

    Love the sound of apple in cornbread!

  5. Fork on the Roadposted November 2, 2016 at 12:08 pm Reply


    Oh, how I miss that color – the muted yellow of cornbread baked just so….

    These look perfect for Thanksgiving. And as luck would have it I’m headed back to Georgia (the land of cornmeal) for the holiday. Nice use of fall apples too.

    Thanks for sharing.


    Rating: 5
  6. Emily @ Life on Foodposted November 2, 2016 at 4:54 pm Reply

    I totally love this idea. We always put blueberries in our corn muffins but I can see the apple being amazing too. Cannot wait to try.

    • Sommerposted November 3, 2016 at 8:36 am Reply

      Blueberries in cornbread… That sounds amazing!

  7. Julie | Table for Twoposted November 3, 2016 at 10:40 pm Reply

    These sound amazing! That subtle sweetness has got to be great!

  8. Mandyposted May 24, 2018 at 7:35 pm Reply

    I liked this recipe. Cornbread tends to be drier so we will see how they are tomorrow but they are just slightly sweet and the apple cubes add good moisture and texture to it. I think a little sprinkling of raw sugar on top before baking could also give a nice crispy top crust to it for more texture.

    Rating: 4.5