Snickerdoodle Apple Muffins

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

    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.

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    Apple muffins

    Kids and adults alike are sure to love these tasty apple muffins. Who doesn’t love a fun mini food? Not only are they delicious, but they bake up quickly and are ready in under 30 minutes. A perfect snack!

    I adapted a favorite snickerdoodle bread recipe to come up with these yummy apple cinnamon muffins. It took a few tries to perfect the recipe, but I finally came up with a winner. They are delicious!

    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! ;)

    stacked snickerdoodle apple muffins

    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. Enjoy while warm!

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    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 apple muffins, 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 apple muffin recipe. Bake at 350° 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.

    stacked apple muffins

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    Easy and delicious, these apple snickerdoodle muffins are sure to become a favorite!

    Apple Muffin Recipe

    Course: Dessert
    Cuisine: American
    Keyword: apple cinnamon muffins, apple muffin recipe, apple muffins
    Prep Time: 15 minutes
    Cook Time: 15 minutes
    Total Time: 30 minutes
    Servings: 48
    Calories: 64
    Author: Jamielyn Nye
    Loaded with chunks of apple and rolled in cinnamon sugar, these Snickerdoodle Apple Muffins are sure to become a family favorite!

    Ingredients

    • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
    • 1 cup sugar
    • 2 eggs
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
    • 1/3 cup buttermilk
    • 1 small Granny Smith apple , finely diced
    • 1 1/2 cups flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
    • 2 Tablespoons melted butter for topping
    • 1/3 cup sugar + 2 tsp cinnamon for topping

    Instructions

    • Preheat oven to 350° and generously two mini muffin tins.
    • Whisk together oil and sugar. Add eggs, vanilla and buttermilk and whisk or beat until well combined. Stir in the diced apple. In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Stir flour mixture into wet ingredients.
    • Divide batter evenly between 48 mini muffin cups and bake for about 16 minutes, or until lightly browned around the edges. Remove to cooling racks.
    • Combine the sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl. Brush the tops of the muffins with butter, then roll muffins in cinnamon sugar mixture. Serve warm.

    Notes

    • You can also make regular-sized muffins with this apple muffin recipe. Bake at 350° 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.

    Nutrition

    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
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    Originally written by Kara from Creations by Kara for I Heart Naptime.

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