Make a batch of moist and fluffy Apple Cinnamon Muffins for the perfect fall treat. They are ideal for a quick breakfast or afternoon snack.
Moist and fluffy muffins that are great for breakfast or a snack
Is there anything better than the smell of apple cinnamon filling the home? When you bake these apple cinnamon muffins it smells like a decadent apple pie is baking, but they are way easier to make.
These apple muffins are one of my favorite fall snacks. The diced cinnamon apples add a soft and moist texture as well as touch of extra sweetness.
They are the perfect thing to make while apples are in season. You can change up the kind of apple you use to slightly change the flavor each time.
- Measuring cups, measuring spoons and a liquid measuring cup
- Flat spatula
- Large bowl
- Muffin tin
- Muffin liners or cupcake liners
- Wire cooling rack
These delicious cinnamon apple muffins are wonderful as an afternoon snack or as part of a breakfast spread. I like to make a batch for meal prep on Sunday so I can have one each day as a sweet afternoon snack.
If I am having on with my breakfast I try to pair it with some protein like crispy bacon or hard boiled eggs. I also like to slice them in half and spread some peanut butter or almond butter over the center.
- Lemon juice
- Granulated sugar
- Brown sugar
- Vegetable oil
- Vanilla extract
- All purpose flour
- Baking soda
- Baking powder
- Sea salt
You can easily make this muffin recipe gluten free by replacing the all purpose flour with a cup for cup gluten free flour blend. To make these muffins dairy free you can use a non dairy milk and a vegan yogurt.
These muffins are delicious with chopped nuts mixed in. I like to use chopped walnuts or pecans. You could even use candied pecans for extra sweetness.
For a true apple pie flavor you can add a little bit of ground nutmeg to the teaspoon ground cinnamon when seasoning the chopped apples.
Looking for an apple muffin with a crumb topping? Try this apple sauce muffin with an oatmeal streusel topping. These also cut down on prep time because you use applesauce in place of chopped apples.
What are the best apples for making muffins?
If you want a slightly tart muffin, I reccomend using granny smith apples. If you want a sweeter muffin, I recommend using honeycrisp apples.
My favorite thing to do for any apple dessert is to use a blend of both tart and sweet apples. I use half honeycrisp and half granny smith when I make my crockpot applesauce recipe.
How to make apple cinnamon muffins
Step 1: Preheat oven, season apples and mix wet ingredients
To begin, preheat oven to 350F. Then, in a small bowl mix the diced apples, cinnamon and lemon juice and set aside.
Next, whisk eggs, milk, yogurt, sugar, brown sugar, oil, and vanilla together in a large bowl.
Step 2: Fold in dry ingredients and diced apples
In a separate small bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Then, fold dry ingredients into wet with a flat spatula. Stir the cinnamon apples into the mixture.
Step 3: Bake and cool muffins
Then, line 12 muffin cups of a muffin pan with paper liners and scoop about ⅓ cup of batter into each of the cups. Place in the oven and bake at 350F for 30 minutes.
Transfer to a wire rack to cool until they reach room temperature.
Storage, reheating, and freezing
To store, allow the muffins to cool completely. Place in an airtight container and store in the fridge for up to one week. I prefer to keep them in the refrigerator instead of at room temperature because of the fresh apples.
Reheat one muffin at a time. Warm through in the toaster oven or slice in half and toast in a skillet in some melted butter.
Freeze for up to 3 months. You can thaw all together or one muffin at a time.
Check out these other sweet snack recipes
- Lemon Blueberry Scones
- Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe
- Small Batch Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Sprinkle Cookies
- Healthy Blueberry Muffins
You can find the full recipe below. If you make this recipe, please rate and review it in the comments, or share it with me on Instagram!
Images by Ella from Alpine Ella.
- 1 ½ cups peeled and diced apples (about 5oz cut into ¼” cubes)
- 2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 2 tsp lemon juice
- 2 eggs
- ¼ cup milk
- ½ cup plain yogurt
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- ¼ cup brown sugar – packed
- ¼ cup vegetable oil
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 ¾ cups all purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- ¼ tsp kosher salt
- Preheat oven to 350F. In a small bowl mix the diced apples, cinnamon and lemon juice and set aside
- Whisk eggs, milk, yogurt, sugar, brown sugar, oil, and vanilla together in a large mixing bowl.
- In a separate bowl combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
- Fold dry ingredients into wet with a flat spatula and then mix the cinnamon apples into the mixture.
- Line 12 muffin cups with liners and scoop about ⅓ cup of batter into each of the cups.
- Place in the oven and bake at 350F for 30 minutes. Cool completely and enjoy!
- To make these muffins gluten free use a 1:1 ratio gluten free flour blend
- To make them dairy free use a vegan yogurt