Apple Muffins w/ Maple Glaze stacked on top of each other

Apple Muffins w/ Maple Glaze

  • Author: Elizabeth Waterson I Confessions of a Baking Queen
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 16 regular size muffins 1x
  • Category: Muffins
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Breakfast


Apple Muffins with Maple Glaze is a copycat of the old Costco muffins. Moist, fluffy, apple and spice filled muffins topped with streusel and drizzled with a maple glaze. This tasty apple muffin recipe is perfect for your brunch table! 




  • 250 Grams (2 Cups) All-Purpose/ Plain Flour
  • 50 Grams (1/2 Cup) Quick-Cooking Oats
  • 150 Grams (3/4 Cup) Brown Sugar
  • 50 Grams (1/4 Cup) Granulated Sugar
  • 3 Teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Ground Cloves
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Allspice
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Ground Nutmeg
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 2 Large Eggs, at room temperature
  • 4oz (1/2 Cup) Sour Cream
  • 5.3oz (2/3 Cup)Whole Milk or 2%
  • 2.6oz (1/3 Cup) Vegetable Oil
  • 2 Teaspoons Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Large Tart Apple, cut into small chunks (mine came out to 1 1/2 cups)

Streusel Topping

  • 63 Grams (1/2 Cup) All-Purpose/ Plain Flour
  • 50 Grams (1/4 Cup) Brown Sugar
  • 4oz (8 Tablespoons) Butter, at room temp.
  • 25 Grams (1/4 Cup) Rolled Oats
  • Pinch of Ground Cinnamon, Nutmeg, and Cloves

Maple Glaze

  • 150 Grams (1 Heaping Cup) Confectioners/Powdered Sugar, sifted
  • 3 Tablespoons Maple Syrup
  • 1 Tablespoons Maple Extract
  • 1 Tablespoons Hot Water



  1. Preheat oven to 375F and heavily grease a muffin pan.
  2. In a medium bowl mix together flour, quick oats, sugars, baking powder, cinnamon, cloves, allspice, nutmeg, and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl mix together eggs, sour cream, milk, oil, and vanilla. Slowly mix in dry ingredients, just until no flour streaks remain. Fold in apple chunks.

Streusel Topping

  1. To make streusel topping in a medium bowl mix flour, brown sugar, butter, oats, a pinch of cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves.
  2. Fill muffin pans all the way to the top with batter. Sprinkle streusel on top. Bake for 18-20 minutes. Until a toothpick inserted in comes out clean. Place on wire rack to cool.

Maple Glaze

  1. In a small bowl mix together powdered sugar, maple syrup, maple extract and hot water. If too thin add a tsp of water at a time to reach desired consistency. Drizzle on top of muffins.

Keywords: costco muffin recipe, maple apple recipe

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