Bakery Style Cinnamon Apple Cider Muffins

Healthy Recipes - These muffins are just a bit healthier than your average muffin. They include whole wheat flour, chunks of apple, and yogurt & applesauce. Not only are they lightened up, but they are so soft & delicious and full of warm Fall spices.

The original recipe calls for all whole wheat flour. You could certainly use all whole wheat, but I found them to be very tough and dense. Using part white whole wheat still gives the “wheat flavor” to the muffin, but produces a softer muffin.

You’ll Need:


  • 4 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup plain or vanilla yogurt
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup applesauce (sweetened or unsweetened)
  • 1/3 cup apple cider
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup peeled, cored and chopped apple (about 1 large apple)

cinnamon/sugar topping

  1. 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  2. 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Lightly grease a 12-cup muffin tin with cooking spray, or use paper liners. Set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, or stand mixer, beat together the butter, yogurt and sugars until the mixture is light and fluffy. Add the eggs and beat well.
  3. In a medium bowl whisk together the flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda and salt.
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