My Midwest Kitchen: Busch Light Apple Muffins

Last year when Busch Light Apple came out, I was ecstatic. One sip of that crisp and refreshing beer and I was hooked. I also immediately wanted to use it as a dessert ingredient, so I turned it into a pie.

This year when I heard that Busch Light Apple was making a comeback, I knew I had to turn it into a sweet treat once again, but I didn’t just want another pie. This time I leaned into breakfast desserts, and created Busch Light Apple Muffins.

The first experimental recipe proved to be a hit, scoring rave reviews from my coworkers and my fiancé’s alike. If you can get your hands on a case of Busch Light Apple, you gotta give these treats a try.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 cups of diced Honeycrisp apples (about 2 apples)
  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) of unsalted butter (I used avocado butter from Country Crock)
  • 1 cup of granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
  • 1 cup of Busch Light Apple (feel free to drink the rest of the can at your leisure)
  1. Preheat oven to 375
  2. Chop your apples and gently coat them in two teaspoons of flour and 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon. Set aside.
  3. In a bowl add butter and sugar, cream together. While that is mixing, in a separate bowl add the flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon.
  4. Once butter and sugar are creamed, add in one egg at a time, making sure the first is combined before the second is added. Add vanilla extract.
  5. Start sifting dry ingredients into the bowl with the wet, alternating flour mixture with pours of Busch Light Apple until everything is just combined. Gently fold in the diced apples
  6. In a greased muffin tin, or paper lined, spoon in muffin mixture. I filled mine full, as they don’t expand much.
  7. Bake at 375 for 25-30 minutes, until toothpick can be inserted and removed clean.
  8. As the muffins cool, brush with a light coat of butter and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.

Enjoy Busch Light Apple season!


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