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Apple Muffins Recipe

Apple Muffins are soft, crumbly and bursting with apple goodness. These muffins taste just like apple pie!
Prep Time12 mins
Cook Time23 mins
Cool Time5 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Bread
Cuisine: American
Servings: 18 muffins
Calories: 257kcal


  • 2 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cup brown sugar packed
  • 1/2 cup butter room temperature
  • 1 cup buttermilk (or 1 c. milk + 1 tbsp. lemon juice, sit for 10 min)
  • 1/4 cup applesauce plain
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice or apple pie spice
  • 1 1/2 cup granny smith apples peeled and diced


  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar packed
  • 1/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 4 tbsp butter melted


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a 12 cup muffin tin with papers.
  • To make the batter, in a medium size mixing bowl, combine flour, salt, baking soda, cinnamon and spices. Whisk together until incorporated, set aside.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream butter and sugars. Add egg, applesauce, and vanilla, mix on low until combined. With mixer on low speed, alternate buttermilk and dry ingredients, adding about ⅓ of each mixture at a time, until remaining ingredients are gone. Remove bowl from stand and fold in apples. Scoop mixture in to prepared muffin tin (fill just a tad bit over ¾ of the way).

For the Topping

  • To prepare the topping, in a small mixing bowl, combine all ingredients. Mix until clumps begin to form. Sprinkle over each individual muffin. Place in oven and bake for 22-25 minutes, or until a cake tester inserted into the center comes out clean. The muffins should have a little spring to them and the topping should be golden brown and crunchy.
  • Remove and let cool in pan for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.


Serving: 18g | Calories: 257kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 227mg | Potassium: 93mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 277IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 1mg