Apple And Cinnamon Muffin Recipe – Sweet Homemade Breakfast Idea

This apple and cinnamon muffin recipe is a treat. Make no mistake. This apple muffin recipe is moist and sweet and sugary and filled with absolute sunshine. If you are looking for something healthy, please move on because I consider this homemade breakfast muffin as more of a sweet treat than anything else.

Apple And Cinnamon Muffins Recipe

And you know what? That’s ok! Sometimes we aren’t looking for a quick oatmeal recipe, air fryer french toast sticks, or a breakfast egg casserole. There are days where both make sense. This week, I needed sugar and cinnamon and I FOUND it in these apple oatmeal muffins.

I want to note that I didn’t have any muffin liners or cupcake liners on hand and if you are keeping up with the state of the world… I was NOT about to head out to the store to go shopping for such a frivolous item. We make due with what we have and I seriously did not need liners to feed my family.

However, if you have liners, it would make clean up easier. We all know that is true.

I also didn’t have brown sugar. Would I have used brown sugar for the topping of my crumble if I had it? Possibly. But guess what? This recipe came out perfectly fine without brown sugar and I am going to make a huge bet and say that the majority of people in the world are more likely to have regular sugar on hand right now as opposed to brown sugar. So, I am going to leave this recipe as is – regular sugar.

I hope you enjoy these little pockets of apple and bursts of cinnamon flavor!

Ingredients For the Crumble Topping

  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup cold butter, cut into small cubes

Ingredients For the Apple Muffins:

  • 1 3/4 cup  all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 cups finely diced apple

How To Make The Cinnamon Apple Muffins:

breakfast muffin mixture recipe

Preheat the oven to 425°. In a mixing bowl, whisk everything for the apple muffins (except the diced apples) together until combined. Once combined, add in your cut up apples and fold in with a spatula until mixed together.

Then, take a separate bowl and start to work on your cinnamon crumb topping. Whisk together the necessary ingredients and set aside.

apple muffins

Take a muffin tin and grease it with butter or cooking spray. If you have cupcake liners, use them. I didn’t have any this week, but typically make this recipe with liners because it’s just easier.

easy apple cinnamon muffins

Fill the muffin liners 3/4 of the way. You need to leave room for your cinnamon topping. Add the crumble topping in each muffin section and make sure that there is a piece of butter included in your scoop.

easy apple cinnamon muffins

Bake for 15 minutes. Let sit for just a few minutes and then ENJOY! Makes a wonderful breakfast, afternoon snack, or evening treat.

What Kind of Apples Should You Use in Muffins?

Girl… I am the wrong blogger to ask these questions. I am just a regular mom who uses what she has on hand. This is the TRUTH. But if you are asking me to look things up on the Internet, the INTERNET says that you should use Granny Smith apples. However, other sources say that honeycrisp and braeburn are also great options.

My Batter Is So Thick

Good. It should be! That is perfect. You’ve done nothing wrong. Baking muffins usually results in this consistency.

Looking for more breakfast ideas? Here are a few of my favorite recipes to make for my family:

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easy apple cinnamon muffins

Apple Cinnamon Muffins

Yield: 24
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

This apple and cinnamon muffin recipe is a treat. Make no mistake. This apple muffin recipe is moist and sweet and sugary and filled with absolute sunshine. If you are looking for something healthy, please move on because I consider this homemade breakfast muffin as more of a sweet treat than anything else. 

Ingredients

  • Ingredients for crumble topping:
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup cold butter, cut into small cubes
  • Ingredients for actual muffin:
  • 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 cups finely diced apple

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425°. In a mixing bowl, whisk everything for the apple muffins (except the diced apples) together until combined. Once combined, add in your cut up apples and fold in with a spatula until mixed together.
  2. Then, take a separate bowl and start to work on your cinnamon crumb topping. Whisk together the necessary ingredients and set aside.
  3. Take a muffin tin and grease it with butter or cooking spray. If you have cupcake liners, use them. I didn't have any this week, but typically make this recipe with liners because it's just easier.
  4. Fill the muffin liners 3/4 of the way. You need to leave room for your cinnamon topping. Add the crumble topping in each muffin section and make sure that there is a piece of butter included in your scoop.
  5. Bake for 15 minutes. Let sit for just a few minutes and then ENJOY! Makes a wonderful breakfast, afternoon snack, or evening treat.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 15 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 233Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 55mgSodium: 395mgCarbohydrates: 28gFiber: 1gSugar: 15gProtein: 3g

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Vera Sweeney – mom, blogger, and New York resident – is the founder of Lady and the Blog. Her main focus is to help busy women stay on top of the latest style, culinary, and parenting trends.

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  1. Shelly wrote:

    I am looking forward to trying this recipe tomorrow! I anticipate the dozen won’t last too long.

    Posted 3.23.20

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