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Smoked Sugar & Apple Muffins

Recipe By Ashlee Redger, Savory Spice Test Kitchen


12 muffins

Prep Time

10 Minutes

Cooking Time

25 Minutes

Recipe By Ashlee Redger, Savory Spice Test Kitchen

A delicious sweet start to your day. These muffins have a hint of smokiness, sweet apple pieces, and a coarse sugar topping.

Serving Suggestions

Serve warm with butter.


1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted

1/2 cup sour cream or yogurt, room temperature

2 eggs, room temperature

2 cups finely diced Braeburn apples

1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour

1 1/2 tsp. baking powder

1/4 tsp. baking soda

Savory Spice ingredients in this recipe

  • Whiskey Barrel Smoked Sugar

    We smoke this sugar in-house in Denver, Colorado using wooden staves from whiskey barrels. Use it to add smoked flavor to sweet and savory dishes. ...

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  • Baking Spice

    Baking Spice is a great all-purpose blend for baking. Use in place of plain cinnamon to add some oomph to your next dessert. For pies and cakes, us...

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  • Mayan Sea Salt

    Mayan Sea Salt has a clean appearance and flavor but is also an interesting tie to the ancient Mayan way of life. This sea salt was harvested off t...

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Preheat oven to 375 degrees and prepare a standard muffin pan, either with muffin liners or grease with cooking spray. In a large bowl, combine Whiskey Barrel Smoked Sugar, butter, eggs, and sour cream. Stir to combine. Add apples, flour, baking powder, Baking Spice, Mayan Sea Salt, and baking soda. Fold just until no dry powders remain. Fill muffin cups three-quarters of the way full and sprinkle each with about 1/2 tsp. smoked sugar. Bake for 20 to 25 min., or until the tops are golden brown and a toothpick inserted into one of the muffins comes out clean.