It's officially Fall. I know because I caught my first nasty illness of the season. I'm not sure if it's strep or just a monster sore throat but it's preventing me from eating and that just makes me grumpy. Boo. My secret cure to a sore throat is that Alpine sugar-free hot spiced cider that comes in little packets. Seriously nothing cures a sore throat better than that. Try it out!
Turns out cider is also great in muffin form.
My secret to this recipe is to condense the apple cider nearly in half to give it a distinguishable cider flavor. Be sure not to mix the batter more than necessary or the muffins will be dry and dense. These aren't super sweet so if you go slightly heavy on the sugar I won't snitch. ;)