I must say one of my favorite muffins of all time has to be Apple Cinnamon Muffins. As a kid, I would love to wake up in the morning and seeing these muffins sitting out on the table. I love creating recipes that bring right back to my childhood and make me feel so much at peace. 

Apple Cinnamon Muffins

I am so glad that my kids also love them just as much as I do. While my kids were growing up, I would love when they would help make these muffins, it was such a fun activity for us to do.

One of my favorite things to do is make a big batch of these muffins and then freeze them. I take them out the night before and then wake up and notice my boys have already eaten them all. But, honestly, I am okay that I didn’t get to enjoy any, I just love to see my boys happy faces and that they are as big of a fan of these muffins as I am. 

This recipe for Apple Cinnamon Muffins is particularly very easy and quick to make. The ingredients that are needed for these muffins are ones most everyone already has on hand. Have I mentioned already that these Apple Cinnamon Muffins are so delicious, I think one of the best combinations out there when it comes to food is apples and cinnamon. Try out this recipe and let me know if you love it as much as I do. 

Apple Cinnamon Muffins

Making Apple Strudel Muffins

I love making muffins from scratch with a few simple ingredients you can make a batch too!  This recipe will make 6 Jumbo Muffins, 12 Regular muffins, or 20+ mini muffins.  Which are your favorites?  I love a Jumbo Muffin, but popping a mini muffin directly into my mouth never gets old either.

In a large bowl add the dry ingredients of Sugar, Salt, Baking Powder and All Purpose Flour.  Go ahead a mix those ingredients together.  Peel and core an apple.  I like to use about 1 cup of diced apple for this recipe which ends up being 1 large apple or 2 smaller apples. 

Apple Cinnamon Muffins

To peel and core the apple I choose to use my favorite ‘Apple Peeler Corer Slicer’.  It will suction to the counter and makes this task very easy.

Once the apple is peeled and cored, it can be easily diced up.  Then toss the diced apple pieces into the flour mixture and coat them in flour.  This step helps to keep the apple from sinking to the bottom of the muffin.  Also, if you choose to make mini muffins it’s best to dice in smaller pieces.

I like to then create a ‘well’ in the center where I will add the wet ingredients. Add Egg, Vanilla, Vegetable Oil and milk.  Muffin batter can easily be mixed with a large spoon or even a fork.  Mix this all together making sure all the flour is incorporated.

Spray muffin tins with cooking spray or use paper liners and fill each well ¾ full

For topping mix ingredients together in a small bowl combine brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, and mix together.  Then add melted butter and stir.  Sprinkle on top of muffins before baking for a delicious sweet strudel topping.  

Apple Cinnamon Muffins with liner

The topping is of course optional but I do recommend adding it.  It’s delicious!  

Bake at 350 degrees for 20-22 for Jumbo Muffins, 9-12 minutes for Mini Muffins, or 15-18 minutes for regular size muffins.  

Allow muffins to cool before serving.

Muffin Tin SizeBaking Times
Mini Muffins9-12 Minutes
Regular Muffins15-18 Minutes
Jumbo Muffins20-24 Minutes

Freeze Muffins

Muffins can be frozen and I highly recommend you do! Seal cooled muffins in a container or Zip-loc bag and freeze for up to 3 months. To thaw, place on counter and allow to thaw at room temperature for a couple hours.

My Favorite Muffin Supplies

I love my Muffin Pans and liners, I’ve linked my pans and supplies below from Amazon. Thank you for shopping using my Affiliate Links.

Muffin Tins: Jumbo Large Muffin Tins. Regular Muffin Tin. Mini Muffins Tin

Liners: Muffin Liners

Mixing Bowls: Pyrex Mixing Bowls in 3 sizes with lids

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Apple Cinnamon Muffin

Apple Cinnamon Muffins, an easy quick bread muffin recipe. Perfect for breakfast or an afternoon snack with a crumb topping that will melt in your mouth.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 512kcal


  • 1 1/2 Cup All Purpose Flour
  • 3/4 Cup Sugar
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 Apple Peeled, cored and diced
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1/3 Cup Vegetable Oil
  • 1/2 Cup Milk

Streusel Topping

  • 1/4 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 Tbs All Purpose Flour
  • 1 Tbs Butter Melted


  • Preheat Oven to 375 Degrees
  • In a large mixing bowl combine dry ingredients. Flour, Sugar, Baking Powder, Salt. Mix to combine.
  • Peel, core and dice apple and mix with dry ingredients. I use 1 large apples or 2 small apples. About 1 cup
  • Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients. Crack egg into well, add Vanilla Extract, Milk and Vegetable Oil.
  • Using a Fork or Whisk, mix egg into milk, oil and vanilla gradually mixing in dry ingredients until fully combined.
  • Spray Jumbo Large Muffin Tin with Cooking Spray or use paper liners and fill each 1/2 way
  • In a separate bowl combine Brown Sugar, Flour and Cinnamon. Mix to combine
  • Add Melted Butter and mix. Streusel will be coarse crumble for topping.
  • Add about 1 tsp of Streusel to each muffin then top each muffin with remaining batter.
  • Sprinkle Streusel on top of each muffin before baking
  • Bake at 375 Degrees for 20-24 Minutes or until toothpick comes out clean


Baking Times For Muffins

Muffins bake at 375 degree preheated oven for the following times. Pans should be sprayed with cooking spray or use muffin liners.
Muffin Tin Size Baking Times
Mini Muffins 9-12 Minutes
Regular Muffins 15-18 Minutes
Jumbo Muffins 20-24 Minutes


Calories: 512kcal | Carbohydrates: 81g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 45mg | Sodium: 409mg | Potassium: 94mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 55g | Vitamin A: 253IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 127mg | Iron: 2mg
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