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These easy Apple Cinnamon Muffins are perfect for breakfast bread or snack any day! Made easily in minutes with apples and spices for a wonderful treat!

It is an Easy apple muffin recipe although it has a few more steps than my Simple Apple Muffins. The house smells so good when you are making these!

Apple Cinnamon Muffins

Hello Friends! How is your fall season going?

Are you just loving all of the fall produce? Today I am featuring the great taste of apples in a recipe. 

Why This Recipe?

Today’s recipe is an easy one when you are looking for some fall flavor! These easy muffins are a nice treat for breakfast or a snack and they come together very quickly.

The delicious flavor of apples and cinnamon are wonderful together in this bakery-style muffin. Topped with a caramelized crumble, these muffins are perfect for breakfast, brunch or as a lunch box snack.

Apple Cinnamon Muffins Recipe

Streusel muffins are always a treat and these have wonderful bits of apple in them. 


Easy Apple Muffin Recipe
While this recipe takes a few spices, most of these are items you already have on hand. 

Easy Apple Muffin Ingredients

Apples – of course, they are the star of this show. I like to use Granny Smith or Gala apples for this recipe, but honestly, it works with just about any variety of apples. 

Butter – Probably my favorite ingredient of all time.- LOL! But seriously, I always use real butter in my recipes, although I try to keep it to a minimum. Margarine will also work in this recipe just fine.

Variations on this recipe.

Nuts – You can easily add 1/2 cup of chopped pecans or walnuts to this recipe. 

How to make Apple Cinnamon Muffins

The full recipe is below, but here are some photos of the process.

First, you will need to peel and dice your apples. I used Granny Smith for this recipe and I use this peeler for all of my produce. It works so easily!

How to dice apples for baking

Then it is a process of:

  1. Mixing the dry ingredients.
  2. Adding the eggs.
  3. Making the topping.
  4. Pouring into a baking pan.


How to make homemade Easy Apple Muffins

And adding the topping before baking.

Crumb apple muffins


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Easy Apple Muffin Recipe

Apple Cinnamon Muffins

Apple Cinnamon Muffins

Apple Cinnamon Muffins

Yield: 16
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Thes easy Apple Cinnamon Muffins are perfect for breakfast bread or snack any day! Made easily in minutes with apples and spices for a wonderful treat!


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1 cup of finely diced and peeled apple
  • Muffin topping
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons cold butter


  1. Preheat oven to 400 °F. Grease a cupcake pan or prepare with muffin cups.
  2. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon in a large bowl.
  3. Add sour cream, butter, and eggs to the dry ingredients and mix.
  4. Add apple and fold in gently.
  5. Now start the topping. Cut the butter into tiny pieces and in a small bowl, mix together topping ingredients.
  6. Spoon mixture into baking cups.
  7. Sprinkle topping mixture.
  8. Bake for 24-28 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean.

More of My Best Apple Recipes

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Monday 12th of July 2021

I love starting my day with a warm muffin, and these apple cinnamon muffins are my favorite! Easy to whip up and so tasty!

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Tuesday 27th of October 2020

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Sunday 25th of October 2020

How exciting! Thank you so much Marilyn!!

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Friday 16th of October 2020

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Saturday 10th of October 2020

Apples are great for baking because they add moisture. I bet this recipe is wonderful, apples and cinnamon you can't go wrong with it.


Tuesday 13th of October 2020

Thank you for your kind comment Leanna!

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