McDonalds Apple Muffins

McDonalds Apple Muffins

McDonalds sold these about 5 years ago.
These are really good.

Yield: 24 Standard Size Muffins

One - 18.25 oz box Yellow cake mix**
One - 21 oz can Apple pie filling
3 Eggs
2 tsp Apple Pie Spice***

Reserve about 1/3 of the can of apple pie filling.

Beat all ingredients together with electric mixer on medium-speed for about 1 minute. (or until ingredients are well mixed).

Stir in the 1/3 can of reserved apple pie filling by hand, breaking up pieces of apple, but leave pea size pieces of the apple intact so there will be small apple pieces in the finished muffins. There should still be small bits of apples left intact.

Divide batter equally between 24 standard size, paper-lined, cupcake wells.

Bake at 350-F for 25 to 30 minutes or until knife inserted comes out clean (or center of a muffin reads at least 200-F on an instant digital thermometer ).

Cool before peeling off paper liners.’

** If using a 15.25 oz Yellow Cake mix, add an additional:

2/3 cup cake flour or all-purpose flour
1 tsp white granulated sugar
3/4 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp table salt


*** For homemade Apple Pie Spice, add to mixing bowl :

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom


A topping wasn’t part of the original recipe, but they looked kind of plain without one.

So, I added a couple of tablespoons of honey to a bowl and mixed in about a teaspoon of water to thin it slightly. I painted a very thin layer of the honey on the top of each muffin with a silicone pastry brush after they cooled.

Then I sprinkled turbanado sugar on the sticky layer and then shook off the excess. You could also use one of the color sugar toppings.

These muffins also taste really good without any topping.

Yes they were nice but as I love to have spicy I ate less.