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Apple Cinnamon Muffins

Loaded with chunks of apple and rolled in cinnamon sugar, these apple cinnamon muffins are sure to become a family favorite!

cinnamon apple muffins on cooling rack

Favorite Fall Snack

Muffins make the perfect breakfast or snack. They’re easy to make, great for grab and go and are so delicious. These apple muffins are a favorite, as well as pumpkin snickerdoodle muffins, morning glory muffins, breakfast muffins and oatmeal blender muffins.

Kids and adults alike are sure to love these tasty apple muffins. Not only are they delicious, but they bake up quickly and are ready in under 30 minutes. A perfect snack!

I don’t know about you, but there is just something about mini muffins that I just can’t resist. They are just so fun. I have to be careful, or I can pop half a dozen in my mouth without even thinking about it! ;)

chooped apples in glass bowl

How to Make Apple Muffins

Step 1: Mix together ingredients 

Whisk together oil and sugar. Add in eggs, vanilla and buttermilk and whisk or beat until well combined. Then stir in the diced apple. In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Stir dry mixture into wet ingredients.

Step 2: Fill muffin tins and bake 

Divide batter evenly between 48 mini muffin tin cups that have been well greased. Bake at 350° for about 16 minutes, or until lightly browned around the edges. Remove to cooling racks.

Step 3: Roll the tops in cinnamon sugar mixture 

Combine the sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl. Brush the tops of the muffins with butter, then roll muffins in cinnamon sugar mixture.

apple cinnamon muffins on cooling rack

Baking tips

  • For one of my trial batches, I grated the apples. We prefer the diced apples, because the flavor is more pronounced. But if you have kids who don’t like fruit in their muffins, go ahead and grate them. The muffins will be a little more dense, but still delicious!
  • The first time I made these, I just sprinkled the tops with cinnamon sugar. They were good, but rolling them in the cinnamon sugar mixture after they bake made them extra scrumptious!
  • You can also make regular-sized muffins with this recipe. Bake at 350°F for about 30 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Be sure to check at 20-25 minutes to make sure they don’t overcook.
bite taken from apple cinnamon muffins

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apple cinnamon muffins on cooling rack

Apple Cinnamon Muffins

5 from 4 votes
Loaded with chunks of apple and rolled in cinnamon sugar, these apple cinnamon muffins are sure to become a family favorite!
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
Servings: 48

Ingredients 

For Topping

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375°F and generously grease two mini muffin tins or 1 12-cup muffin tin. Whisk together oil and sugar. Add eggs, vanilla and buttermilk and whisk or beat until well combined.
    whisking eggs and sugar in bowl
  • Toss together apples, 2 teaspoons of flour and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon.
    cinnamon apples in bowl
  • Stir in the diced apple. In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Stir flour mixture into wet ingredients.
    chooped apples in glass bowl
  • Divide batter evenly between 12 muffin cups or 48 mini muffin cups. For mini muffins bake for about 16 minutes, or for large muffins bake 30 minutes, or until lightly browned around the edges.
    chopped apples inside of batter
  • Remove to cooling racks. Combine the sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl. Brush the tops of the muffins with butter, then roll muffin tops in cinnamon sugar mixture. Serve warm. Best served the first day. Store leftovers in a covered container.
    brushing butter on apple muffins

Notes

  • You can also make regular-sized muffins with this recipe. Bake at 350°F for about 30 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Be sure to check at 20-25 minutes to make sure they don’t overcook.

Serving: 1mini muffin | Calories: 64kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 33mg | Potassium: 15mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 28IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Author: Jamielyn Nye

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