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Apple Cinnamon Muffins

Apple Cinnamon Muffins are a great way to bake with apples. We love the bits of apples in this cinnamon muffins base. You could even make this apple muffin recipe into an apple cake recipe too!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 muffins
Calories: 314kcal
Author: Courtney Lopez


Apple Cinnamon Muffins

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 2 apples granny smith, diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

Streusel Topping

  • 1/8 cup rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter cold, cubed
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour


  • Preheat oven to 350°F 
  • Cream butter in mixer, then add sugar and continue to beat until light and creamy. 
  • Add eggs and beat another 1-2 minutes. 
  • Add cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla. Alternate flour with milk into the mixture. Starting with the flour and ending with the flour.
  • Lightly fold half of the diced apples into the batter. 
  • Take an ice cream scoop and divide into muffin tins about 3/4 full.
  • Place remaining diced apple on top of muffins
  • Mix all ingredients for streusel topping by hand until slightly crumbly. You want a coarse texture.
  • Top muffins with Streusel Topping Bake for 25-30 minutes or until toothpick test comes out clean.
  • Let muffins cool on wire rack for 15-20 minutes.


Calories: 314kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 58mg | Sodium: 68mg | Potassium: 157mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 8.5% | Vitamin C: 1.7% | Calcium: 6% | Iron: 7.7%