Salt Caramel Apple Muffins (with video)

The luscious flavors of autumn in these Salt Caramel Apple Muffins, or little cakes, with salt caramel drizzle and walnuts on top. 

Salt Caramel Apple Muffins
Salt Caramel Apple Muffins

Apples In Autumn

Apple pies are a fabulous way to indulge in the autumn season, and while you probably have a favorite apple pie you like, I have a few myself!

However, an apple muffin, drizzled in salt caramel and walnuts is a spectacular way to indulge in autumn apples for breakfast, after school healthy snacks or afternoon tea!

Surely, you can’t take that pie with you to work or packed in the kids lunches!

So Many Apples To Love

While apples are available much of the year, they are most abundant in the autumn. Many varieties we don’t see throughout the year pop up everywhere at the end of summer here in America. 

While many varieties of apples are sweet for munching and granny smith apples are tart and often used in baking, there are so many others to try.

Having lived in upstate New York for a spell, I tasted apples that were never available in Maryland, where I am from.

Two of my favorites, only around in Autumn, are Winesap apples, known for both their sweet and tangy finish, and Stayman apples, for their crisp, tart and totally ‘apple’ flavored apple.

Autumn Apples
Autumn Apples

Walnuts and Apples

What’s not to love about walnuts! Loaded with fiber, vitamins and minerals and of course known for their antioxidant properties makes walnuts  highly prize with health benefits. 

The meaty rich and delicate flavor of walnuts makes them most desirable for cooking as well as snacking.

So many recipes, both sweet and savory, make walnuts my first choice to have stocked in my pantry. 

Walnut oil extracted from the walnut, is one I use often in cooking. The oil is rich in omega-3 fats, making it a smart choice to incorporate into your daily diet. 

Of all the nuts we can choose to cook with, walnuts are most often paired with apples, and there’s a good reason for that. Taste for yourself!

Salt Caramel

Salt Caramel could almost be considered a dessert in and of itself, but it’s so much more.

Sugar, when it is melted, becomes almost a syrup, but leave it on the heat a bit longer and it becomes liquid gold!

With only 4 ingredients and a few minutes stirring, the best salt caramel sauce can be homemade and stores in the fridge for nearly one month. 

Homemade Salt Caramel
Homemade Salt Caramel


While I rely on muffins for an easy breakfast or healthy snack, I took these Salt Caramel Apple muffins to a family gathering and told everyone they were little cakes.

The muffins were a hit!

Mama's Taste Tester
Mama’s Taste Tester

How To Make Salt Caramel Apple Walnut Muffins

Surely you have already made my luscious Salt Caramel Sauce and have it tucked away in the fridge.

If not, you might need to buy one at the store, or quick follow my recipe and have it ready in 15-minutes. 

Apples will need to be finely chopped, grated on a box grater or popped into the food processor and grated quickly. The rest is easy.

There is a system I usually use when making muffins and it almost always applies:

  • Mix the wet ingredients in one bowl.
  • Mix the dry ingredients into a separate bowl.
  • Mix them together and there you have it!
  • Muffin batter in minutes. 
Salt Caramel Apple Walnut Muffin Ingredients
Salt Caramel Apple Walnut Muffin Ingredients

Ingredients Needed

  • Eggs
  • Coconut oil
  • Sugar
  • Apples
  • Lemon juice
  • Vanilla
  • Baking soda
  • Baking powder
  • Cinnamon
  • Allspice
  • Cloves
  • Salt
  • Flour
  • Walnuts
  • Homemade Salt Caramel Sauce

Equipment Needed

  • Mixing bowl
  • Measuring cup
  • Measuring spoons
  • Wooden spoon
  • Muffin tins
  • Baking paper cups
  • Non-stick spray
  • Spoon
  • Oven

My Muffin Madness Cookbook

In my family, I have always been known as the muffin queen, simply because over the years I have created about 25 different muffin recipes, and still creating!

As a single mom of 4, during those insanely disjointed, hectic years of age 6 to 16, with school, hobbies, work and hormones, I needed a friend!

 Muffins became my antidote to madness. My friend. How? I needed a quick, healthy and affordable breakfast, a to-go snack and I needed the kids to be able to help make them. 

And so, I finally published 52 of my favorite and unique (like wildly unique), muffins in my cookbook Muffin Madness.

Now that I’ve got you thinking outside the box about muffins, are you ready to try other creative and delicious muffin recipes you won’t find anywhere else?

Hot off the press this year: My Muffin Madness Cookbook!

My Muffin Madness Cookbook
My Muffin Madness Cookbook
Salt Caramel Apple Muffins

Salt Caramel Apple Muffins

The luscious flavors of autumn in these apple and walnut muffins or little cakes with salt caramel drizzle and walnuts on top. 
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Course: Muffins
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Salt Caramel Apple Muffins
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 12 servings


  • Muffin tin


  • 3 Large Eggs
  • 1/2 cup Coconut oil melted
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 2 cups Apples peeled and shredded
  • 1 tbsp Lemon juice
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp Baking soda
  • 2 tsp Baking powder
  • 1 tbsp Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp Allspice
  • 1/4 tsp Cloves
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 2 cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 cup Walnuts ground
  • Topping
  • 1/4 cup Salt Caramel homemade
  • 1/4 cup Walnuts rough chopped


  • Preheat oven to 350
    Prepare muffin tin with a light brush of oil or non-stick spray.
  • In a small bowl, toss the apples and lemon juice and set aside.
  • MIn a large bowl whisk the eggs, oil and sugar until creamy.
  • Stir in the apple mixture.
  • Add the dry ingredients and 1/2 cup of ground walnuts.
  • Place the batter in prepared muffin tins (non-stick spray or baking papers), filling 3/4 full.
  • Bake for 30-40 minutes until tester (a toothpick), comes out clean. Cool.
  • Drizzle the salt caramel sauce across each muffin and sprinkle coarsely chopped walnuts on top.


Salt Caramel Apple and Walnut Muffins
Salt Caramel Apple and Walnut Muffins
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