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Apple Cinnamon Muffins
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 

These easy and delicious apple cinnamon muffins are made with fresh apples and spices, and topped with an easy streusel topping. So good!

Course: Baked Goods
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple cinnamon muffins, apple muffins
Servings: 12 muffins
Author: Tania
Ingredients
Muffins
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • cup light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • teaspoon ground nutmeg (optional)
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled (1 stick)
  • ½ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • ¼ cup whole milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups peeled and diced fresh apples (Honeycrisp or Fuji)
Streusel topping:
  • cup all-purpose flour
  • cup light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • A pinch of salt
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Grease a 12-muffin tin with cooking spray or butter, and set aside.

  2. Dry ingredients: In a large bowl, whisk all-purpose flour, granulated sugar, brown sugar, baking soda, baking powder, salt, ground cinnamon, and ground nutmeg (if using) until evenly combined. Set aside.

  3. Wet ingredients: In a separate large bowl, mix the melted butter, Greek yogurt, milk, eggs, and vanilla extract until well combined.

  4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, and mix until evenly combined without overmixing. Using a rubber spatula, fold in the diced apples into the batter until just combined. Set aside.

  5. Make the streusel topping: In a bowl, whisk the streusel topping’s dry ingredients (flour, brown sugar, granulated sugar, ground cinnamon, and salt). Then, gradually drizzle in the melted and cooled butter, whisking with a fork as you add the butter. This will prevent large clumps from forming. You’re looking for somewhat moist crumbles.

  6. Fill the prepared muffin pan with the batter, almost all the way to the top. Sprinkle the prepared streusel on top.

  7. Bake at 425 degrees F for 5 minutes to get that high muffin top quickly (middle rack). Then reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees F and bake for 15-18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.

  8. Remove from oven. Let cool slightly and enjoy!

Recipe Notes
  • Use firm apples, such as Honeycrisp or Fuji apples. They will hold their shape better and provide a slight crunch.
  • If you prefer not to use the streusel topping, feel free to omit it.
  • Storing: store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
  • Freezing: If you want to freeze the muffins, it's better if you omit the streusel topping in the recipe. To freeze, wrap the baked and cooled muffins with plastic wrap. Transfer to a resealable bag and freeze for up to 2 months. Thaw in the refrigerator.