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Apple Cinnamon Muffins

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Apple cinnamon muffins are bursting with so much flavor as they combine sweet-tart apple pieces with cinnamon topped with a delicious streusel topping to create the most mouthwatering muffins that you and your family will fall in love with. 

Apple Cinnamon Muffins

Apple cinnamon muffins are the perfect way to start your morning off. These muffins are made with pantry staple ingredients and can be made in under 40 minutes. Your house will soon be smelling like cinnamon and crisp apples in the morning. 

These muffins are loaded with sweet-tart diced apples and topped with a brown sugar cinnamon streusel, these muffins will be the perfect start to your day. These muffins are the perfect grab-and-go breakfast or snack if you are in a rush or just want to grab a quick treat.

Apple Cinnamon Muffins

If you love muffins in the morning, be sure to try our 2 ingredient pumpkin muffins or our lemon muffins. 

What will I need to make apple cinnamon muffins?

You will need the following supplies:

  • Large mixing bowls, 
  • muffin pan, 
  • cupcake paper liners, 
  • whisk, 
  • spatula, 
  • spoon

How to make Apple Cinnamon Muffins

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line muffin pan with paper-lined muffin cups and set aside.
  • Whisk together first 8 ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
mix 1st 8 ingredients
  • In another large bowl add eggs, butter, milk, honey, and vanilla extract, whisk until combined.
  • Slowly add in dry mixture and stir, batter will be thick.
    Fold diced apples into the batter.
  • Fill lined muffin pan three-fourths full.
  • In a small bowl add streusel toppings and cut in the butter with a pastry cutter or a fork.
  • Sprinkle streusel topping over the batter.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 20-25 minutes. To check, insert a toothpick in the center and if it comes out clean the muffin is baked.
  • Remove from oven and let cool for 5 minutes.
Apple Cinnamon Muffins

Tips Tricks and FAQs

  • Make sure eggs, butter, and milk all are at room temperature. This helps make the muffins light and fluffy.
  • You can easily adapt the recipe to make mini muffins. You will just need to adjust the cooking time. 
  • Do not over mix the batter. When you over mix it creates more dense/ dry  muffins. When mixing the dry ingredients into the wet batter, mix just until the dry ingredients have combined. This should take about 30 seconds.
Apple Cinnamon Muffins

How do I store apple muffins? 

The best way to store these is in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.

Apple Cinnamon Muffins

Can I make this muffin without the streusel topping? 

Yes, the streusel topping is optional but it is another element of flavor and it is an amazing addition.

What is the best type of apple to use for apple cinnamon muffins? 

I prefer using a pink lady apple because it is an easy balance between sweet and tart. Pink lady apples can be difficult to find because they are usually the last to harvest during the season. If you are having trouble finding pink lady apples you can also use Gala apples. They hold their shape when baking as well.

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Can I grate my apples instead of dicing? 

Absolutely, I have used grated apples so the batter is really infused with the flavor in every bite. I also like the small diced apples so you get a pop of apple in some bites. Either way works great. 

2 cups all-purpose flour 1⁄2 cup brown sugar, lightly packed 1⁄2 cup granulated sugar 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon apple pie spice 1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda 1⁄2 teaspoon salt 2 large eggs, room temperature 1⁄2 cup butter, melted 1/3 cup milk 1 tablespoon honey 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 cups apples, peeled and diced Streusel Topping 1/3 cup brown sugar 1/3 cup oats 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 2 tablespoons butter, cold

Apple Cinnamon Muffins

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Apple cinnamon muffins are bursting with so much flavor as they combine sweet-tart apple pieces with cinnamon topped with a delicious streusel topping to create the most mouthwatering muffins that you and your family will fall in love with.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1⁄2 cup brown sugar, lightly packed 1⁄2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon apple pie spice
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature 1⁄2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups apples, peeled and diced Streusel Topping
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup oats
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons butter, cold

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line muffin pan with paper-lined muffin cups and set aside.
  2. Whisk together the first 8 ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
  3. In another large bowl add eggs, butter, milk, honey, and vanilla extract, whisk until combined.
  4. Slowly add in dry mixture and stir, batter will be thick. Fold diced apples into the batter.
  5. Fill lined muffin pan three-fourths full.
  6. In a small bowl add streusel toppings and cut in the butter with a pastry cutter or a fork.
  7. Sprinkle streusel topping over the batter.
  8. Bake in preheated oven for 20-25 minutes. To check, insert a toothpick in the center and if it comes out clean the muffin is baked.
  9. Remove from oven and let cool for 5 minutes.

Notes

You will need the following supplies:

  • Large mixing bowls, 
  • muffin pan, 
  • cupcake paper liners, 
  • whisk, 
  • spatula, 
  • spoon

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

16

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 216Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 43mgSodium: 208mgCarbohydrates: 33gFiber: 1gSugar: 18gProtein: 3g

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