Apple Cinnamon Muffins with Cinnamon Streusel

Welcoming in this snowy Fall day with these delicious Apple Cinnamon Muffins with Cinnamon Streusel. No matter the weather for you, these apple muffins are the perfect autumn treat for the days ahead. So, whether you’re enjoying these muffins with an iced coffee or bundled up with a mug of cider, it’s impossible to not feel cozy after the first bite!

apple cinnamon muffins stacked on each other on a marble board

If you’ve been keeping up with the blog then you know that we had to take a break because we’ve been moving! If you didn’t know, you can click here to read all about what we’ve been up to for the last couple of months.

With that being said, as things settle, we have found ourselves unwilling to unpack the last dozen or so boxes sitting in the middle of the floor. The cold weather has us itching to get back in the kitchen. Yes, most of our tools are still in said dozen boxes but we have the necessary ingredients to make one of the best fall treats out there!

an apple cinnamon muffin sitting on a grey marble tray with a white napkin

To be totally honest with you, we have gone through so many different variations of this recipe to try and make it the BEST apple cinnamon muffin that it could be. There was always something wrong. Too wet, too dry, not enough apple, not enough cinnamon, not baking evenly… The list goes on!

It was a nightmare. We probably remade these muffins 20 times before we reached the perfect version.

This muffin is moist, flavorful and the epitome if Fall/Autumn baking. The jammy bits send this muffin above and beyond any normal apple muffin. They pack a punch that are desperately needed in these amazing treats!

an apple cinnamon muffin sliced in half and laying on a white cupcake paper

How to make apple cinnamon muffins with cinnamon streusel

These muffins are so easy to make! With only fourteen ingredients, it comes together pretty quick. I always suggest gathering all you ingredients first because this is the tedious part and it just gets it out of the way first.

The first thing you should do (after you get your ingredients together) is make your streusel. This is another really easy and quick thing. You can hand chop your pecans or throw them into a food processor. This is your choice. Once the pecans are chopped up, add the the rest of the ingredients and stir together. Set the streusel aside for later.

Now, onto the muffins! Add all your dry ingredients into a large bowl and whisk to combine.

dry ingredients for muffins in a glass bowl

In a separate bowl, combine all the wet ingredients!

Next, pour the wet ingredients over the dry ingredients. Stir until just barely combined! Fold in your apples and jammy bits. Do not over mix!

From here, things are a little more your decision. You can spray a muffin pan down with Baker’s Joy and, using a cookie scoop, add the batter to the pan or you can add cupcake papers and add batter using the cookie scoop. Both ways create a delicious muffin so let us know in the comments below what you decided!

Now, add the streusel on top and bake at 375 for 18 minutes!

Can you freeze apple cinnamon muffins?

Absolutely! There’s no worry about making one too many muffins. Just place your muffins in a large ziploc and set in the freezer. It’s really easy and they last for about 2 months.

apple cinnamon muffins on a marble cake plate with a white napkin

Expert tips:

  • Make sure your egg is at room temperature.
  • Once you add the liquid to the dry ingredients, work quickly! The baking soda and powder start rising immediately.
  • Do not beat the muffin batter! Gently fold in all your ingredients.
  • Don’t continually open the oven door. The muffins will take longer to cook and may not rise as well as they should.
  • Do not skip the apple cinnamon jammy bits! They make a huge difference.

When you make these Apple Cinnamon Muffins with Cinnamon Streusel, make sure to leave a comment down below! We love hearing from you guys and answering any questions you may have. Also, make sure to tag us on social media and hashtag it #MSDeltaHospitality

apple cinnamon muffins stacked on each other on a marble board

Apple Cinnamon Muffins with Cinnamon Streusel

Traci
Moist, flavorful, and absolutely amazing! These Apple Cinnamon Muffins with Cinnamon Streusel are the best Autumn treat.
4 from 1 vote
Prep Time 35 mins
Cook Time 18 mins
Total Time 53 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 24 muffins
Calories 201 kcal

Ingredients
 

  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 large Granny Smith apple chopped
  • ¾ cup apple cinnamon jammy bits
  • 2 cups sour cream
  • 1 cup apple sauce
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup brown sugar firmly packed
  • 1 cup pecans roughly chopped
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 Tablespoon all purpose flour

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Spray muffin tins with Baker’s Joy or line with cupcake papers. Set aside.
  • Place brown sugar, pecans, cinnamon, and flour into a small bowl and stir until combined. Set aside.
  • Whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, sugar, and cinnamon in a large bowl until thoroughly combined.
  • Combine sour cream, apple sauce, vegetable oil, and egg in a separate bowl.
  • Pour wet ingredients over dry ingredients and stir until the batter comes together. Add apple and jammy bits. Gently fold until combined. Do not overmix!
  • Using a large cookie scoop, place your batter into preprepared muffin tins.
  • Top each muffin with 1 Tablespoon of streusel.
  • Bake for 18 minutes.

Notes

  • Make sure your egg is at room temperature.
  • Once you add the liquid to the dry ingredients, work quickly! The baking soda and powder start rising immediately.
  • Do not beat the muffin batter! Gently fold in all your ingredients.
  • Don’t continually open the oven door. The muffins will take longer to cook and may not rise as well as they should.
  • Do not skip the apple cinnamon jammy bits! They make a huge difference.

Nutrition

Serving: 1Calories: 201kcalCarbohydrates: 27gProtein: 3gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 19mgSodium: 191mgFiber: 2gSugar: 13g

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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2 Comments

  1. So a couple months ago I made some cinnamon muffins that just fell apart when I took them out of the tin. I decided to turn them into cake pops, but now I wish I’d made a trifle! Such a cool idea!