Fruit Filled Maple Muffins Sweetened With Maple Syrup


My little guy loves muffins. They rank up there with pancakes and waffles as his all time favorite foods (he’s a breakfast kinda guy). However, many muffin recipes are loaded with refined sugar and butter, not the greatest way to start the day. These muffins on the other hand are just slightly sweet, filled with fruit and a much healthier alternative to your regular sugar-laden muffin. Instead of sugar, I used maple syrup to add that hint of sweetness.

Fruit Filled Maple Muffins

makes 1 dozen


  • 1 2/3 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 Tbs + 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 3 Tbs. vegetable oil
  • 2 cups chopped apple (about two small)
  • 1 cup chopped banana (about one large)


  1. Line a muffin tin with paper liners. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, cinnamon and nutmeg. Set aside.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together milk, 2 Tablespoons maple syrup, egg and vegetable oil. Stir into flour mixture just until combined. Gently fold in chopped fruit.
  4. Fill muffin cups 2/3 full of batter. Pour 1 teaspoon of maple syrup over each muffin. Bake for 18-20minutes. Transfer to wire racks to cool briefly.

Gemma Hartley

Gemma Hartley is a freelance writer and founder of Journey of Love, a personal blog where she shares her journey as a mother, wife, writer, young woman and more. She is also a regular contributor to Reno Moms Blog and Early Mama. She lives in Reno, NV with her husband, two kids, an awesome dog and a terrible cat.

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