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Apple Crumble Muffins
Apple Crumble Muffins
Prep Time
25 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
40 mins

Perfectly tender and fluffy Apple Crumble Muffins, with a crumble topping and a hint of cinnamon.

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Apple Crumble Muffins
Servings: 16
Calories: 259 kcal
Author: Kelly Anthony
For the Crumble Topping (Optional):
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup cold butter, cut into small cubes
For the Apple Muffins:
  • 1 3/4 cup + 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour, separated
  • 2 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2/3 cup light brown sugar, lightly packed
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 cups finely diced apple, from a peeled Golden Delicious or yellow apple
For the Crumble Topping:
  1. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, stir together flour, brown sugar, granulated sugar, sea salt, and cinnamon.

  2.  Using a pastry blender, cut the butter into the mixture until it starts to come together and has a texture similar to sand. Set aside until ready to use.
For the Apple Muffins:
  1. Preheat the oven to 425° and have ready a greased, 12-cup muffin tin lined with muffin liners. 

  2. In a medium-sized mixing bowl whisk together 1 3/4 cup flour, baking powder, fine sea salt, and cinnamon. 

  3. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together brown sugar, eggs, milk, and vanilla. Whisk in melted butter. With a sturdy spoon, stir in dry ingredients just until the batter comes together. Do not overmix.

  4. Toss the diced apples in the remaining 2 tablespoons of flour, add to batter, and gently to combine. 

  5. Fill the muffin liners 3/4 of the way full and top each with a scant tablespoon of the crumble. Bake for 15 minutes. Allow to cool slightly, serve, and enjoy.

Recipe Notes

If you have leftover batter, reserve and add to muffin tin once the first batch of muffins has finished baking and the tin has cooled slightly.

Consider using parchment paper muffin liners. If you don't have this kind, it's best to spray the muffin liners and the pan with cooking spray before adding the batter.

Makes 14-16 muffins.

Nutrition Facts
Apple Crumble Muffins
Amount Per Serving
Calories 259 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 40mg13%
Sodium 262mg11%
Potassium 157mg4%
Carbohydrates 41g14%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 15g17%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 285IU6%
Vitamin C 0.7mg1%
Calcium 66mg7%
Iron 1.8mg10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.