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Apple Cinnamon Streusel Muffins Recipe

Apple Cinnamon Streusel Muffins Recipe

In this apple muffin recipe, the streusel topping is nicely seasoned with cinnamon and sugar. Pieces of tender apples appear in every bite of these pretty apple cinnamon muffins.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min. YIELD:16 servings


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped peeled tart apples
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons cold butter


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine dry ingredients. In another bowl, beat the eggs, sour cream and butter. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in apples. Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full.
  • 2. For topping, combine sugar, flour and cinnamon. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle a rounded teaspoonful over each muffin.
  • 3. Bake at 400° for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Serve warm. Yield: 16 muffins.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 206 calories, 8g fat (5g saturated fat), 48mg cholesterol, 247mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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Reviewed Nov. 11, 2017

"These were very good and moist. I did only make 12 muffins They stood up pretty high with the topping, but they were perfect. They were done by 18 minutes. Will make again."

Reviewed Oct. 3, 2017

"I did add about 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce b/c the batter was so very dry. A few chopped walnuts and my favorite korintje cinnamon made them awesome! Rave reviews from the Bible Study I teach."

Reviewed Sep. 4, 2015

"I just joined ToH to rate this wonderful recipe! I did follow one of the reviewer's suggestions of shredding the apple (used Granny Smith). I also added 2 tblsp of ground flax seed and used brown sugar in the muffin mix, cutting back a bit on it. I made this into six jumbo muffins and had enough for two of the mini-loaf pans. They came out fluffy and delicious, and the topping was great! The cooking time of 18 min worked perfectly, although I left the bread in for one more min....wanted a little more browning. Nice recipe for breakfast or just with a cup of tea!"

Reviewed Nov. 21, 2014

"The muffins were so moist and tasty!! :)"

Reviewed Oct. 3, 2014

"I modified this recipe to make it gluten-free and it turned out addicting! I used 1 1/2 cups white rice flour, 1/3 cup potato starch and filled out the rest of the 2 cups with tapioca starch. That's it. I happened to have a green and a red apple that measured to 2 cups of chopped apple and added it all anyway. I didn't have sour cream so I used Vanilla Kefir instead, and just in case (because of the sweetness of it) I decreased the sugar to 3/4 cup (1/2 cup white and 1/4 cup brown sugar). Ended up with 20 muffins. Delicious, moist, perfect amount of sweetness...A keeper!"

Reviewed Mar. 28, 2014

"These muffins taste great! I made some adjustments. I used 1 cup whole wheat flour along with 1 cup all purpose flour. I used 2 cups chopped apples, but next time, I would shred them instead. I used about 1/2 a cup of brown sugar in place of white sugar. I will definitely make these again!"

Reviewed Mar. 17, 2014

"These muffins are very moist and tender, I added extra apples to the recipe so the muffins were larger and required an extra seven minutes of cooking time. They came out of the oven beautiful and the whole neighborhood was delighted by the smell."

Reviewed Oct. 23, 2013

"Super simple to make and absolutely delicious. Huge hit at work with several asking for the recipe. Definite keeper!!"

Reviewed Mar. 5, 2012

"Awesome muffins. I am a chocoholic and typically do not care for fruit desserts, but these could almost make me give up chocolate."

Reviewed Oct. 19, 2011

"I made this into a 9x9 coffee cake. Baked at 400 for about 40 minutes. Used brown sugar in the topping rather than white sugar and drizzled icing over the top once it had cooled. Delicious!"

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