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Apple Cinnamon Muffins

Sharing our favorite apple cinnamon muffins!  These easy apple muffins have tender apple pieces in every bite with a sweet cinnamon streusel topping.  This apple cinnamon muffin recipe bakes quickly for a delicious fall breakfast!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Breakfast, Muffins
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple cinnamon muffins, apple muffins, easy apple muffins
Servings: 12 muffins
Calories: 280kcal


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter , melted
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 small granny smith apple shredded (peeled or unpeeled)
  • 1 small granny smith apple diced small (peeled or unpeeled)

For streusel topping:

  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 tablespoons flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter


  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Line 12-cup muffin pan with paper liners or grease with nonstick spray. (I recommend Baker's Joy.)
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk the sugar and butter until thoroughly combined. Add eggs one at a time, then the applesauce and vanilla. Stir in the shredded apples.
  • Add the dry ingredients into the bowl of the wet ingredients and stir until just combined. Gently fold in the diced apples.
  • Using a large cookie scoop, spoon mixture evenly into muffin tins (you might be able to make up to 15 muffins depending on size of muffins). Make streusel topping.

For streusel topping:

  • Combine all ingredients in small bowl. Rub together with fingers until mixture is coarse and butter is evenly distributed in small pea sized pellets.
  • Sprinkle streusel topping evenly over muffins.
  • Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Remove from oven. Let cool in muffin pan for 5 minutes then remove onto cooling rack.


  • You may use other types of apples that are good for baking, such as Braeburn, Honeycrisp and Jonagold.
  • Nutritional information is estimated and may vary.


Calories: 280kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 61mg | Sodium: 159mg | Potassium: 95mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 355IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 1mg