Delicious Apple Scrapple Muffins Recipe – Easy and Quick!

Attention, fellow bakers and food enthusiasts, have you been searching for a muffin recipe that will jazz up your breakfast or give you something different to bring to your next brunch? Well, look no further! I’m excited to present to you my latest creation – Apple Scrapple Muffins!

Now, before you wrinkle your nose at the word scrapple, hear me out. This muffin recipe is the perfect combination of sweet and savory flavors. The sweetness of the apples and cinnamon are perfectly balanced with the savoriness of scrapple. Trust me; if you’re a breakfast meat lover, you’ll be raving about these muffins.

What is scrapple, you might ask? It’s a popular breakfast meat in the Mid-Atlantic region made from pork scraps and cornmeal. Bridgeville, Delaware, hosts an annual Apple Scrapple festival for all the scrapple lovers out there where chefs showcase their best recipes, and I’m excited to add mine to the list.

But these muffins are not just about the unique blend of flavors. They also feature granola cereal that adds crunch to every bite. Plus, they’re gluten-free thanks to tapioca flour and xanthan gum. You don’t need a lot of fancy ingredients for this recipe either.

So, whether you’re looking for a new breakfast recipe for your guests or want to impress a panel of judges in a baking contest – Apple Scrapple Muffins are here to satisfy your taste buds. So let’s get started on this mouth-watering adventure!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Apple Scrapple Muffins
Apple Scrapple Muffins

Picture this, as you sink your teeth into a warm, soft, fluffy muffin packed with cinnamon and juicy bites of apple, you are whisked away to a place where every bite is pure bliss. This is exactly what the Apple Scrapple Muffins Recipe offers, a perfect way to start your day on a high note.

First of all, this recipe is unique and unexpected with its use of apple scrapple or breakfast meat. It’s an ingredient that adds depth and savoriness to the muffins that will keep you coming back for more. Plus, who doesn’t love the sweetness and warmth of cinnamon in the morning?

This recipe is versatile too as it’s perfect for all occasions from Sunday brunch, to breakfast on the go, to even satisfying your late-night munchies. It’s also great for sharing, whether it’s with your family or getting creative with it by bringing it in for an office breakfast battle. Trust me; your colleagues will fight for this muffin!

Not only are these Apple Scrapple Muffins easy to make but they are also gluten-free making them accessible for all! With only 2 tablespoons of honey used as a sweetener, it’s also a healthier option than a sugary pastry from a bakery.

So why settle for ordinary muffins when you can impress with something extraordinary like Cunningham Apple Scrapple Muffins? Play around with the recipe variations which I’ll be covering next to make them suited perfectly to your liking.

Ingredient List

 Warm and scrumptious apple scrapple muffins, ready to be devoured
Warm and scrumptious apple scrapple muffins, ready to be devoured

Before starting to cook, make sure you have all the ingredients at hand. Here is your list of ingredients:

Dry Ingredients:

  • 1 and 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup tapioca flour
  • 1 tsp xanthan gum
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granola cereal

Wet Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon whole milk
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened applesauce


  • 3 cups peeled, cored, and diced apples (around 2 large or 3 medium apples)

Keep in mind that it’s important to measure the ingredients using the appropriate tools. Gather your bowls, scales and measuring cups and spoons before starting.

The Recipe How-To

 Fall’s favorite flavor, baked to perfection in a muffin tin
Fall’s favorite flavor, baked to perfection in a muffin tin

Let’s get down to business – the recipe itself. I highly recommend using freshly diced apples for this recipe as it provides a sweet and slightly tart flavor that other forms of apple just don’t live up to.


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 cups granola cereal
  • 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup tapioca flour
  • 1/4 tsp xanthan gum
  • 3 cups freshly diced apples

Step One: Preparing the Oven

Preheat your oven to 350 °F and line two muffin pans with parchment paper (or use a silicone muffin tin). Remember – no sticking!

Step Two: Combining Ingredients

In a large mixing bowl, mix together the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and granola cereal.

Step Three: Adding Wet Ingredients

In another mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, applesauce, honey, tapioca flour and xanthan gum. Add in the diced apples and stir until evenly combined.

Step Four: Mixing Both Mixtures

Pour in the wet mixture into the dry mixture bowl slowly while using a spatula to fold evenly. Do not overmix!

Step Five: Placing Mixture in Muffin Pan

Fill each muffin tin about two-thirds full. Place muffin pan(s) into your preheated oven and bake for 25 -30 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.

Step Six: Cooling Down

Allow muffins to cool in pan for about 10 minutes before removing from pan with a butter knife.

Voilà! You have just made yourself some delicious Apple Scrapple Muffins. Enjoy them as soon as they are warm or let them cool down on a wire rack before storage.

Substitutions and Variations

 Bite-sized pieces of heaven, straight from the oven
Bite-sized pieces of heaven, straight from the oven

As a baker, I know that sometimes ingredients can be hard to find and substitutions are necessary. Here are some possible ingredient swaps and variations you can try for this Apple Scrapple Muffin recipe.

– Flour: If you need to make these muffins gluten-free, you can substitute the flour with a gluten-free flour blend. Tapioca flour and xanthan gum are also gluten-free and can be used in place of regular flour.

– Sweeteners: Honey can be substituted with maple syrup or agave nectar. You can also use brown sugar instead of honey for a more caramel-like sweetness.

– Milk: Any kind of milk will work for this recipe, whether it’s whole, skim, almond or soy milk.

– Applesauce: If you don’t have any applesauce on hand, try using mashed bananas or pumpkin puree instead. They should provide similar moisture and sweetness.

– Granola cereal: Any kind of granola cereal will work for this recipe. You could even try using homemade granola if you have it!

– Apple Scrapple: If you don’t have access to Apple Scrapple for this recipe, regular pork scrapple or even breakfast sausage would be great substitutes. Just make sure to cook them before adding them to the batter.

– Variations: For a little extra sweetness and crunch, try adding some apple streusel on top of the muffins before baking. White chocolate chips would also add a nice touch. You could also swap out the Apple Scrapple for diced bacon or ham to mix things up.

Remember that substitutions may impact the final taste and texture of your muffins, but don’t be afraid to experiment and make it your own!

Serving and Pairing

 Soft and tender texture with chunks of apple and bits of scrapple in every bite
Soft and tender texture with chunks of apple and bits of scrapple in every bite

When it comes to serving and pairing these Apple Scrapple Muffins, the options are truly endless. These muffins are perfect for breakfast or brunch, but they can also be served as a sweet and satisfying dessert. The combination of cinnamon, apple, and granola cereal makes them a versatile treat that can be enjoyed any time of day.

One idea for serving these muffins is to toast them slightly and serve them with a dollop of apple butter or honey on top. This will add an extra layer of sweetness that complements the flavors in the muffins perfectly. Alternatively, you could serve them with a side of scrambled eggs or bacon to create a savory breakfast spread.

For a more indulgent treat, try serving these muffins warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top. This will transform them into a decadent dessert that is sure to impress your guests. You could also drizzle them with caramel sauce or top them with whipped cream for an extra touch of sweetness.

In terms of pairing, these muffins go well with a variety of beverages, from coffee and tea to milk and juice. If you’re looking for something more adult-oriented, consider pairing them with a glass of sparkling wine or champagne for a brunch-time mimosa.

No matter how you choose to serve and pair these Apple Scrapple Muffins, one thing is for certain: they are sure to be a hit with everyone who takes a bite. So go ahead and experiment with different toppings and pairings to find out what works best for you!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Delicious combination of sweet and savory flavors in a single muffin
Delicious combination of sweet and savory flavors in a single muffin

When it comes to baked goods, people tend to have varying opinions on how to store and reheat them. So, for those of you who are wondering about the best way to store and reheat your apple scrapple muffins, I’ve got you covered.

First things first – if you plan on making these muffins ahead of time, be sure to let them cool completely before storing. Once cooled, wrap the muffins individually in plastic wrap or aluminum foil and place them in an airtight container. You can then store them in the refrigerator for up to 3 days or freeze them for up to 3 months.

To reheat frozen muffins, simply thaw them overnight in the refrigerator before reheating. If you’re short on time, you can also reheat them quickly in the microwave by placing one muffin on a microwave-safe plate and microwaving on high for 20-30 seconds.

When it comes to reheating muffins that have been stored in the fridge, there are a few options. You can reheat them in the microwave like mentioned above, or you can warm them up in the oven. To do this, preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C) and bake the muffins for 5-10 minutes or until heated through.

One important thing to note is that reheating your muffins is not recommended more than once, as doing so can affect their texture and flavor. So make sure you only reheat what you plan on eating!

In conclusion, with these tips you can confidently make-ahead and store your apple scrapple muffins without worrying about sacrificing their delicious flavor and texture. Whether you’re storing leftovers for breakfast or a snack later on, these muffins will still taste great when reheated properly!

Tips for Perfect Results

 Perfectly golden and crunchy on the top, but moist and fluffy inside
Perfectly golden and crunchy on the top, but moist and fluffy inside

To ensure that your apple scrapple muffins turn out just right, keep these tips and tricks in mind:

First and foremost, it’s always a good idea to read through the entire recipe before beginning. This will give you an idea of what ingredients and equipment you’ll need, as well as directions for any preparation (such as preheating the oven) that needs to be done.

When measuring ingredients, accuracy is key. Be sure to measure dry ingredients like flour and baking powder by spooning them into a measuring cup and leveling off the top with a knife. For liquid ingredients like milk and honey, use a liquid measuring cup for accuracy.

One of the secrets to great muffins is not overmixing the batter. Once the wet and dry ingredients are combined, mix just until everything is moistened– it’s okay if there are a few lumps. Overmixing could result in tough, rubbery muffins.

If you’re looking for that classic bakery-style muffin top, fill your muffin cups almost all the way to the top with batter. The muffins will rise during baking and form a beautiful domed shape– just be sure not to overfill or they may spill over the sides.

For even baking, make sure your oven is properly preheated before popping in these scrumptious muffins. An oven thermometer can also help ensure accurate temperature readings.

Lastly, don’t be afraid to get creative with add-ins and toppings. Try stirring in some raisins or chopped nuts into the batter before baking for extra texture and flavor. Or sprinkle some cinnamon sugar or granola on top for an added crunch.

With these tips in mind, you’ll be on your way to making delicious apple scrapple muffins that will have everyone coming back for seconds!

Bottom Line

In conclusion, there is truly nothing like the taste of these delicious Apple Scrapple Muffins. With its unique combination of cinnamon, apples, honey and granola cereal, these muffins are not only mouth-watering but healthy too. The recipe is easy to follow and can be easily customized to fit your liking. As a fan of scrapple myself, I highly recommend giving this recipe a try. Not only will you love it, but your family and friends will too. Whether you’re preparing a scrapple breakfast for a camping trip or for a breakfast battle contest, these muffins are sure to be a hit. So what are you waiting for? Start baking now and treat yourself to the best scrapple breakfast ever!

Apple Scrapple Muffins

Apple Scrapple Muffins Recipe

Contains NO: wheat, dairy, peanuts, tree nuts, soy, fish or shellfish. Option for egg-free.
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Course: Snack or dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: < 30 Mins, Breakfast, Dessert, Easy
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 12 muffins
Calories: 886.8kcal



  • 1 1/2 cups enjoy life cranapple crunch granola cereal
  • 1 cup rice flour
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 2 tablespoons tapioca flour


  • 1 cup applesauce
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 4 tablespoons honey or 4 tablespoons agave nectar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk (dairy, rice or soy)


  • 1/2 enjoy life cranapple crunch granola cereal (chopped)
  • 2 tablespoons butter substitute
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon


  • 1 apple, cored and chopped (approx. 1 cup)


  • Preheat oven to 350°F Line or grease 12-16-muffin cups. In a food processor, chop granola into small pieces, measure 1 1/2 cups for the muffins and set aside. Mix the remaining granola with melted butter and cinnamon to prepare the topping and set aside. Combine dry ingredients. In a separate bowl, combine the wet ingredients. Add wet ingredients to the dry and combine. Then fold in fruit. Fill muffin cups and sprinkle with topping. Bake 30 minutes, or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Serve warm or at room temperature.
  • * for egg substitute, combine 1tbsp flax meal and 3 tbsp cold water - let stand for 15 minutes before whisking together.

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Serving: 378g | Calories: 886.8kcal | Carbohydrates: 143.4g | Protein: 17.5g | Fat: 29.1g | Saturated Fat: 5.7g | Cholesterol: 143.8mg | Sodium: 1241.6mg | Fiber: 10.3g | Sugar: 58.1g

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