Caramel Me All About It

Caramel Apple Muffins

Once tasted, these muffins speak for themselves.

Not literally, that would be unsettling.

They taste really good so make them and judge for yourself!

3 Gala Apples – Any type of apple will do, though NOT RED DELICIOUS (unless that really is your favorite apple and you really want to use it)
1 Tbs. Vanilla Sugar – Regular will also work
¾ Cup Sugar
2 Cups Flour
1 Tsp. Sea Salt
1 Tsp. Baking Powder
1 Tsp. Baking Soda
1 Stick Butter, Room Temperature
¾ Cup Vanilla Greek Yogurt
2 Eggs, Room Temperature
1 Cup Caramel Bits
1 Tsp. Ground Ginger, divided in half
1 Tsp. Ground Cinnamon, divided in half
Chopped Pecans (optional)

  • Preheat the oven to 375°F and line two muffin tins with baking papers

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  • Chop the apples into thin chunks – I used an apple corer slicer thingy, then used a sharp knife to make smaller pieces from those wedges, and yes… I left the peel on because I like it, but follow your heart!
  • Place the apples on a sheet pan and sprinkle with 1 Tbs. vanilla sugar, ½ Tsp. Cinnamon, and ½ Tsp. Ginger
  • Use your hands to mix so the seasoning evenly coats the apples

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  • Place in the oven for 10 minutes
  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly

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  • Meanwhile, combine the flour, sea salt, baking powder, baking soda, ½ Tsp. ground ginger and ½ Tsp. ground cinnamon
  • Cream together butter, Greek yogurt, and ¾ cup sugar in a bowl with an electric or stand mixer
  • Add the eggs one at a time
  • With the mixer on low, gently sweep the dry ingredients into the wet til just combined, being mindful not to overmix
  • Use a rubber spatula to fold the roasted apples into the batter followed by the caramel bits
  • I also folded about ½ cup of chopped pecans into half of the batter
  • Scoop into the muffin tins and bake for 15 minutes til a toothpick comes out clean

Remove the golden-topped muffins and delight in the bubbling caramel. Allow to cool slightly before enjoying with a cup of tea or mug of milk or glass of Bloody Mary. Because why not?

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