These apple cinnamon muffins are so sweet and tender, with the perfect apple flavor. Baked to perfection and covered with an amazing cinnamon sugar topping, you won’t taste anything better!
Muffins are definitely one of my favorite foods! They’re small, they’re adorable, and they’re perfect for breakfast, brunch, or dessert. They’re also great for an easy breakfast on the go, or an after-school snack. They are total comfort food to me, too! These apple cinnamon muffins are some of my very favorite muffins to make. My whole family loves them, and they disappear almost instantly at my house!
The muffins are so light and tender, and stay extra moist because of the grated apple in the batter. My favorite part is dipping the tops into the butter and cinnamon sugar! It gives them a nice little boost of sweetness, and makes them incredibly delicious. They’re reasonably healthy, too, and have some whole wheat flour in there to add a little nutrition boost. My kids didn’t even notice, though, and said they were the best muffins ever!
How To Make Apple Cinnamon Muffins
- Prep – Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a mini muffin tin with cooking spray, then set it aside. You’ll also want to grate the apple and save it for step 4.
- Dry Ingredients – In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon until it’s fully blended together.
- Wet Ingredients – Next, take a small bowl or measuring cup and whisk together the egg, milk, oil, and vanilla.
- Combine – Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, then mix everything until they have just combined. Gently fold in the grated apple.
- Bake – Scoop the batter into the prepared muffin tin, filling each ramekin nearly to the top. Bake for about 14-16 minutes, or until golden brown on the edges. Remove from the muffins from the oven and then let them cool slightly.
- The Crown Jewel – Whisk together the sugar and cinnamon to make the amazing topping. Dip the top of each muffin in the melted butter and then in the cinnamon sugar. Allow to cool, and then enjoy!
Make Them Bigger – I always bake these apple cinnamon muffins in a mini muffin tin, and they are perfect little bite-sized treasures. If you want to bake them in a regular muffin tin, then you may need to increase the baking time for a few minutes. They are done when the tops spring back when touched lightly, and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Whether mini size or regular size, they’re totally delicious!
More Easy Muffin Recipes
- The Best Blueberry Muffins
- Apple Muffins With A Streusel Topping
- Nutella Banana Muffins Recipe
- Delicious Donut Muffins
- Sweet Banana & Cinnamon Muffins
Apple Cinnamon Muffins Recipe
- 1 cup flour
- 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 egg
- 3/4 cup milk
- 1/4 cup oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 apple peeled and grated
- 4 tablespoons butter melted
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
Preheat the oven to 350. Spray a mini muffin tin with cooking spray, then set aside.
In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. In a small bowl or measuring cup, whisk together the egg, milk, oil, and vanilla. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, then mix until just combined. Gently fold in the apple.
Scoop the batter into the prepared muffin tin, filling nearly to the top. Bake 14-16 minutes, or until golden brown on the edges. Remove from the oven, then let cool slightly.
Whisk together the sugar and cinnamon. Dip the top of each muffin in the melted butter, then in the cinnamon sugar. Allow to cool, and then enjoy!