Apple Cider Muffins

I absolutely adore fall. I love the colors, the smells, pulling sweaters out of the back of the closet, hot coffee, and baking almost anything that involves apples or pumpkin. I brought home fresh apple cider from our trip to the local apple orchard last weekend and I couldn’t wait to make these scrumptious little gems. They are very moist, full of flavor, and taste like fall in one bite.


1 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup vegetable oil
3 large eggs
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup apple cider
3/4 cup sour cream
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 medium baking apples, peeled, cored and the flesh grated

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Line 2 muffin tins with 18 cupcake liners, or lightly grease them.

In a large bowl, mix together the sugars, vegetable oil and eggs with an electric mixer.  Add all the additional ingredients and mix, just until combined.

Pour into muffin cups, filling about 3/4 full.  Bake 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.  Remove from the oven to a cooling rack to cool to room temperature.

Makes 18 muffins


  1. These look delicious! They make me crave some warm apple cider!

  2. Yum! I want to try these.

  3. I LOVE apple cider, so I’ll definitely be making these soon!

  4. While everyone is busy loving pumpkin everything in the fall season I LOVE apple everything! I would LOVE to make these!

  5. Stephanie says:

    Could you substitute the oil with applesauce? I’ve done it successfully with cake mixes before but don’t know if it wouldn’t turn out for some reason with the other apple in the recipe

    • StaciD says:

      Stephanie – I’m honestly not positive. I think you could at least substitute part of the oil with applesauce, I’m just not sure how well it would work substituting all the oil. If you try it, let us know!

  6. YUM!! Thank you for the recipe! It looks DELICIOUS!

  7. Well, I know what I am making this weekend. These look and sound delicious.

  8. Julie Wood says:

    These muffins look so good and a really good one to make over the Holidays. We love having muffins and this is an easy recipe to make with my daughter!

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