Maple Sugar Muffins #recipe

When you wake up and the weather is freezing outside, it’s the perfect day to bake muffins. I found this recipe in the 750 Best Muffin Recipes cookbook.

Maple Sugar Muffins

1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 egg
1 cup pure maple syrup, divided
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
3/4 cup chopped walnuts, toasted
/4 cup confections’ sugar

In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In a large bowl, whisk together egg, 3/4 cup of the maple syrup, sour cream and butter until well blended. Add the egg mixture to the flour mixture and stir until just blended. Gently fold in walnuts. Divide batter equally among prepared muffin cups. Bake in preheated oven for 14 to 18 minutes (400F). Let cool in pan on a wire rack for 3 minutes, then transfer to the rack. In a shallow pan heat the remaining maple syrup and dunk the muffin tops in them.  Then dust with confectioners’ sugar. Return to rack and let cool. Makes 12 muffins.

These are amazing. Nice and moist with a hint of sweetness. Use real maple syrup for the best taste.


  1. I love muffins and these sound really good. Thanks for sharing the recipe!
  2. What kind of maple syrup did you use? I never find things "mapley" enough!
    • Ellen Christian says:
      I use 100% Vermont maple syrup from the trees in our back yard. Real maple syrup is the key to the best muffins.

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