Apple Snickerdoodle Mini Muffins


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

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

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


Apple Snickerdoodle Mini Muffins - perfect for snacking or breakfast!

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!

These Apple Snickerdoodle Mini Muffins are easy to make, and so delicious!

The first time I made these 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!

Recipe for apple snickerdoodle muffins. Bursting will fall flavor, these muffins are easy to make and fun to serve!

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!

Easy and delicious, these Apple Snickerdoodle Mini Muffins are sure to become a favorite!

Apple Snickerdoodle Mini Muffins

Yield: 4 dozen


1/2 cup vegetable oil

1 cup sugar

2 eggs

1/2 tsp vanilla

1/3 cup buttermilk

1 small Granny Smith apple, finely diced

1 1/2 cups flour

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

1 tsp cinnamon

2 Tbsp melted butter for topping

1/3 cup sugar + 2 tsp cinnamon for topping



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

Divide batter evenly between 48 mini muffin cups that have been well greased. Bake at 350° for about 16 minutes or till 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.

These tasty little mini Apple Snickerdoodle Muffins are so fun to serve!

Thanks, Kara!

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

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Kara Cook

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Hi! I’m Kara from Creations by Kara. I'm addicted to all things creative, and I love inspiring other women to unlock their creativity. I blog about DIY projects, home decor ideas, craft tutorials, and yummy recipes. Whether it’s in the garage, the craft room, or the kitchen, I believe anyone can make something beautiful to be proud of. If I can do it, you can too!

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  1. The Good Diva posted on August 10, 2016 at 6:05 pm (#

    These look absolutely delicious! I can’t wait to try them!

  2. Hofterzielbeek posted on August 12, 2016 at 4:49 am (#

    Wow! The muffins looks so chewy and yummy. Can’t wait to have it. I’m gonna try this soon Kara :) Thanks for the share.

  3. Nicole posted on November 14, 2016 at 4:02 pm (#

    These look delicious. Do you think they could be made as regular-sized muffins? What’s your guess at a cook time?

    • I Heart Naptime posted on November 14, 2016 at 5:00 pm (#

      I would guess 30 minutes, but want to check at 20 and 25 the first time to make sure they don’t cook faster. :)

  4. Colr posted on September 30, 2017 at 2:57 am (#

    Look good. Would help to have metric measurements alongside American BTW