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Apple Muffins

These apple muffins make a delicious breakfast or snack, and they are light, fluffy and perfect for fall.

Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword apple muffins, apple muffins recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 12 muffins
Calories 209 kcal
Author Marjorie @APinchOfHealthy


For the muffins

  • 1 ½ cups all purpose flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg large
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • ½ cup light brown sugar
  • ¼ cup butter - melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 cup apple about half a medium apple, diced, any variety is fine

For the crumble topping

  • ½ cup old fashioned oats
  • 2 tablespoons butter melted
  • 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • ¼ cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F and grease a 12 cup muffin pan with butter or coat with cooking spray.
  2. Combine the flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon in a medium size mixing bowl.
  3. In a separate larger mixing bowl, use a whisk to combine the egg, maple syrup, brown sugar, butter, vanilla and applesauce. Mix well until it forms a smooth batter. Then mix in the flour mixture and combine into a thicker, smooth batter.
  4. Finally, fold in the diced apples.
  5. Mix up the crumble topping by combining all of the ingredients into a medium size bowl and mixing them up while breaking the butter down so it fully mixes in with the rest of the ingredients.
  6. Divide the batter between the muffin cups by filling each muffin cup with about 2 tablespoons of the batter. Then top each muffin with some of the crumble topping, pressing the topping lightly into the muffin batter.
  7. Bake at 375 degrees F for 20-25 minutes until the top of the muffins spring back when you touch them or a toothpick inserted into the center of one of the muffins comes out mostly clean with a few wet crumbs on it.

  8. Let the muffins cool for a few minutes then run a butter knife around the edge of the muffins to easily release them once they are fully cooled.

Recipe Notes

Nutritional information is approximate and was calculated using a recipe nutrition label generator. Serving is one muffin.


Nutrition Facts
Apple Muffins
Amount Per Serving
Calories 209 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 29mg10%
Sodium 207mg9%
Potassium 136mg4%
Carbohydrates 35g12%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 19g21%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 203IU4%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 52mg5%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.