Crunchy Apple Muffins Recipe

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"I enjoy baking muffins--especially when they feature healthy ingredients like these do," says Elaine Anderson of Aliquippa, Pennsylvania. The crunchy topping and juicy apple bits add just the right sweetness to these jumbo muffins.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES:6 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup fat-free milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 cup chopped peeled tart apples
  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat granola cereal
  • 2 tablespoons chopped walnuts
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons fat-free milk

Nutritional Facts

One muffin equals 282 calories, 7 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 46 mg cholesterol, 248 mg sodium, 50 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 6 g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine flours, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. In another bowl, beat egg, milk and butter. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in apples. Coat jumbo muffin cups with cooking spray; fill half full.
  2. For topping, combine the cereal, walnuts, brown sugar, cinnamon and milk. Sprinkle over muffins. Bake at 375° for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack. Serve warm. Yield: 6 muffins.
Originally published as Crunchy Apple Muffins in Light & Tasty April/May 2004, p7

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Reviewed Sep. 11, 2014

"I used this recipe to make 36 mini-muffins, and they were a big hit!! After they cooled, I drizzled on a glaze made from 1/2 cup powdered sugar, 2 Tablespoons pure maple syrup and 1/2 teaspoon water. Will definitely be making these again!"

Reviewed Jan. 9, 2011

"I made this recipe without the topping and put it in mini muffin pan. Definitely enjoyed it. Will try it with the topping the next time."

Reviewed May. 28, 2010

"My boyfriend is diabetic and loves these muffins so much we had to make extra to take to other diabetics at church!"

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