First Published: September 25, 2008 … Last Updated: November 4, 2019
These Spiced Apple Butter Bran Muffins are a dense and hearty muffin with double the flavor of apple. Made with spiced apple butter and filled with chunks of fresh apple and raisins, this is a breakfast muffin that will satisfy your tummy and your soul.
Muffins are a great portable breakfast or a satisfying afternoon snack to go with a cup of hot tea. This particular Apple Butter Bran Muffin is full of spicy flavor and can be a wholesome snack you won’t feel guilty about serving.
Apple Butter for the best textured muffin
Last weekend I made the Slow Cooker Caramel Apple Butter. I had never made apple butter before and I didn’t really have it often growing up. I think I probably tried it but didn’t really like it back then.
My daughter-in-law reintroduced me to apple butter when I visited her and Justin a couple of years ago at Thanksgiving time. I really loved the creamy feeling and loved knowing I could get that with no fat! I decided to go ahead and try my hand at making it and found out just how easy it was.
Apple Butter Bran Muffins are a better choice for snacking
After making so much food lately that is not calorie conscious, I decided it was time to take the bull by the horns and start being more careful and making better choices. Too much sugar can log you down and make one not feel too well.
These Spiced Apple Butter Bran Muffins use whole grains and bran to add fiber. I love the raisins and apples in the muffin themselves, making them moist and delicious.
Make this muffin recipe your way
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So ideas for you to change this recipe up a little and make it the way you may like!
Up the fiber more and add a little texture by stirring in a tablespoon or two of hemp seed.
If you don’t want to use a brown sugar blend, go ahead and use regular light brown sugar or a monkfruit golden sugar instead. Just double the amount of sweetener and brown sugar blend is adjusted to 1/2 of what a regular sweetener would measure.
Other hearty muffin recipes you may enjoy
These Spiced Apple Butter Muffins are a delicious treat, and muffins have always been a way for me to share my love of baking with others. I have a variety of muffin recipes that will appeal to several tastes and diets!
One of my favorite muffins is this Almond Joy Muffin. It is made with coconut milk and full of delicious chocolate and coconut.
Lemon Cheesecake Muffins are a delicious spring-themed gluten-free muffin made special with cream cheese in the batter with a strong lemon flavor.
Shelby is the author/owner of Grumpy's Honeybunch. Established in 2007, she shares and preserves family recipes as well as recipes for cooking light and keto. She is an experienced, self-taught home cook who loves to share recipes with others. You can see her work on websites such as Veal Made Easy, Parade, Community Table, SoFab Food, Yummly, and FoodGawker.
Welcome! I'm Shelby, author of Grumpy's Honeybunch. I have been sharing family favorite recipes since 2007. I started the Keto Diet in October 2017 and since then I have been creating Keto ... read more
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