Apple Muffins

12 servings


20 minutes

active time

45 minutes

total time


2 cups all-purpose flour

½ cup light brown sugar (firmly packed ) - I used dark brown

¼ cup granulated sugar

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

½ teaspoon table salt

½ cup canola oil (may substitute vegetable oil or other neutral cooking oil )

½ cup buttermilk - I used 2% milk

2 large eggs (lightly beaten)

1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract

1 ½ cups peeled (chopped apples )

1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour

½ cup light brown sugar (firmly packed)

⅓ cup granulated sugar

½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

¼ teaspoon table salt

6 Tablespoons unsalted butter (melted but cooled so no longer warm to the touch )


Preheat oven to 375F (190C) and line a 12-count muffin tin with paper liners. Set aside.

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, sugars, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt.

In a separate bowl (or large measuring cup), whisk together oil, buttermilk, eggs, and vanilla extract until well-combined.

Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and use a spatula or spoon to gently stir ingredients together until approximately 50-75% combined. Add apple pieces and continue to stir until ingredients are just combined (over-mixing may result in dense, dry muffins).

Evenly divide batter into prepared muffin tin. Set aside while you prepare your crumb topping.

Crumb Topping

In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together flour, sugars, cinnamon, and salt.

Drizzle melted butter over the flour mixture and use a fork to toss/claw the mixture together until all of the dry ingredients are moistened and you have a crumbly streusel.

Evenly divide streusel over the muffins.

Transfer to center rack of 375F (190C) oven and bake for 24-25 minutes (maybe a min or two less bc bottoms were golden brown when I took them out) or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean or with a few moist crumbs.

Allow muffins to cool in muffin tin for 10 minutes before carefully removing to a cooling rack (I use a butter knife to gently pry them up and then lift them from the pan) and allow to cool a bit before enjoying.


Serving Size

1 muffin


390 kcal

Total Fat

16 g

Saturated Fat

5 g

Unsaturated Fat

11 g

Trans Fat

0.3 g


43 mg


226 mg

Total Carbohydrate

57 g

Dietary Fiber

1 g

Total Sugars

30 g


5 g

12 servings


20 minutes

active time

45 minutes

total time
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