Apple Cinnamon Muffins

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Apples are a year-round staple at our house. They are a quick-prep snack and easily portable. And, apples in Fall, fresh from a local tree, are the best.

Last year I bought 3 huge boxes of apples on killer sale and then processed them in different ways: Nanna’s Apple Pie, Slab Apple Pie, Crockpot Applesauce, Chausson aux Pommes, and apple slices. This month I am really looking forward to heading to our old stomping grounds and buying boxes of See Canyon Apples.

Today’s recipe, however, makes use of dried apples. It’s what I had on hand when I went to bake something appley. The family really liked these muffins.

I took my Mix and Match Muffin Recipe, tweaked it for apples, and added a streusel topping. LOVE a multipurpose recipe!

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apple muffins with streusel top on cake stands
Apple Cinnamon Muffins
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins

Dotted with dried apples and topped with a sweet, crunchy streusel topping, these muffins are a fun addition to breakfast or tea time.

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple muffins, muffins with streusel
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 203 kcal
Author: Jessica Fisher
  1. Preheat the oven to 375°. Line a 12-cup muffin cups with muffin papers.

  2. Prepare the Nutty Streusel Topping and set aside.

  3. In a large mixing bowl combine the milk, yogurt, oil, and eggs. Whisk until well blended.

  4. Add the muffin mix, dried apples, cinnamon, and zest of the orange

  5. Fold just until combined.
  6. Divide the batter among the muffin cups. It's okay if the cups overflow. Sprinkle the streusel over the tops.

  7. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until a tester comes out clean.
  8. Cool the baked muffins on a wire rack.
Recipe Notes

To make ahead: Baked and cooled muffins can be stored in a ziptop freezer bag in the freezer. 

Nutritional values are approximate and based on 1 muffin.

Nutrition Facts
Apple Cinnamon Muffins
Amount Per Serving
Calories 203 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 51mg17%
Sodium 98mg4%
Potassium 105mg3%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 344IU7%
Vitamin C 6mg7%
Calcium 47mg5%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

About Jessica Fisher

I believe anyone can prepare delicious meals—no matter their budget.

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  1. I am hoping to go apple picking soon so I can make applesauce in the crock pot! The kids look forward to that every year!

  2. that sounds like an awesome recipe!! And, I just happen to have dried apples in my cupboard :0)

  3. Anne says

    I also hope to go apple picking soon, and maybe even can some applesauce. I linked up with an apple bread pudding recipe I concocted earlier this week, but forgot to put my blog name in. Oops!

  4. I love fall and all the wonderful smells and spicy recipes with apples! 🙂

  5. Rebecca says

    I had some veggies from the farmers market a few weeks ago and I used apples in a variation of Sunrise muffins – Apple Carrot Raisin Bran Muffins. They were excellent. I also have some rhubarb that I’m going to combine with apples in a pie. Yum!

  6. Yum! I wish I had had this post a week ago when I was cooking for Rosh Hashana! I actually used your slab apple pie recipe for one of our desserts, but I baked it in ready made shells. The topping was divine! Thanks for the inspiration 🙂 I shared in the linky my favorite all-time Rosh Hashana apple recipe — apple challah. We look forward to it all year.

  7. Thanks for sharing such delicious apple recipes! And I agree, apples from a local tree (I get mine at our farmer’s market) really do taste best. Thanks for hosting!

  8. I linked up an old apple pie recipe. I hope that’s ok:-)

  9. Yum. All those apple recipes sound delicious. They are just coming into season here in NYC, so I look forward to enjoying lots of them soon.

  10. We went apple picking last weekend for the first time this season, so glad to see all the yummy recipes to use my apples up with.
    Thanks for hosting!

  11. Ellen says

    sorry don’t mean to sound dumb, but how do you go about making dryed apples?

  12. I am looking forward to checking out all of these apple recipes! Yum! Thank you for hosting today! 🙂

  13. Apples, apples, apples! I had a neighbor share their harvest with me… so I made Slow Cooker Apple Sauce, Apple Crisp and Apple Streusel Muffins. What a great theme this week!

  14. Roseann says

    Do you think the recipe would work using fresh, diced apples?

  15. Becca says

    Just picked some apples last weekend…right now I’m making apple cider pumpkin spread and it smells so good!!!

  16. Kristi says

    Fried apples! Melt butter in a pan, add peeled & sliced mild apples, sprinkle sugar over, and let them cook until they caramelize. Oooh so good! Great with pork as a side dish.

    For the tart ones, we cut them in slices and toss them in pineapple juice then make make a toffee/cream cheese dip. WARNING – don’t make this when you’ll be left alone with it, take it to a party or gathering because people devour it! It’s 1 (8-oz.) package cream cheese, softened; 1 (8-oz.) package toffee bits; 3/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar; 1/2 cup granulated sugar
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    1. Stir together all ingredients until well blended. Serve immediately, or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 5 days.

  17. Kendell says

    A few years ago, I made this INCREDIBLE apple cake with an internet recipe. I lost the bookmark and can’t find a similar recipe anywhere. I remember that I had to dice 4-6 apples and boil them. Does anyone have a recipe with those directions in them??

  18. Thanks!! I am so excited to try several of these recipes! Going to buy a few bushels this week!!

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