Whole Wheat Apple Cinnamon Muffins are wholesome and not too sweet.

Whole Wheat Apple Cinnamon Muffins with Molasses

If you love baking with apples, give these apple cinnamon muffins with molasses a try. They’re light and moist and not too sweet.

Apple cinnamon muffins with molasses

Apple cinnamon muffins with molasses


Whole wheat apple cinnamon muffins with molasses

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Apple cinnamon muffins with molasses are light textured, moist and not too sweet. The whole wheat (or spelt) flour adds extra flavour and nutrition.

  • Author: Crosby’s Molasses
  • Yield: 12 servings 1x


  • 1 cup flour
  • ½ cup whole wheat or spelt flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • ½ cup buttermilk or sour milk*
  • ½ cup Crosby’s Fancy Molasses
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup canola, grape seed or olive oil
  • 2 cups peeled and chopped apples (about 2 medium apples)


  1. Preheat oven to 400 F and grease muffin pan (or line with muffin cups).
  2. In a large bowl, whisk flours, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon.
  3. In another bowl, whisk together buttermilk, molasses, eggs, vanilla, and oil.
  4. Make a well in the dry ingredients and pour in the buttermilk mixture. Stir gently until almost combined.
  5. Add the chopped apples and gently fold them into the batter.
  6. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups and bake for 15-20 minutes.

*To sour milk, add ½ Tbsp. of vinegar to your measuring cup and fill to the ½ cup mark with milk. Let sit 5 minutes.

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  • October 17, 2023


    Crosby’s was a staple in my house growing up. I made these whole wheat apple muffins and they are delicious.

  • September 22, 2016

    The most fabulous recipes I’ve ever tried. I love them….haven’t seen a bad one yet.
    Keep them rolling……I also share them with my lady’s group.

    Thanks so kindly
    Alma Brown…….almabrown37@gmail.com

  • September 26, 2013

    Mareen Porter

    Bridget, I have been a stay at home mom all my married life and nothing beats cooking from fresh and pickles and baking. These muffins are great. Although my family has grown up and are all away in their own lives they remember mom’s cooking. I am alone and old now and can only cook for myself. When my kids come home which is not too often but I try to make them their favorites and Crosby’s Molasses has always been at the fore front of my cooking.I used molasses in ways you couldn’t imagine.My kids loved it.

    • September 26, 2013

      Mareen Porter

      > I could say a lot more about the wonderful, versatile Crosby’s Molasses.

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