Apple Cinnamon Muffin Recipe

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Apple Cinnamon Muffin Recipe

This apple cinnamon muffin recipe was a mistake recipe. I was trying to make apple strudel muffins, and missed a few steps and forgot to make the strudel all together.  But they were awesome!  Enjoy all things apple with pie, crisp and cake.

These apple muffins are packed full of delicious apples and so delicious with hints of cinnamon in every bite.

bowl apples

What Keeps Muffins From Being Dry?

If you have the ingredients at room temperature and mix the wet ingredients and then mix in the dry, you can have delicious fluffy cinnamon apple muffins.

mixing apples

Do You Need to Peel the Apples?

You definitely need to wash the apples before starting.  If you chose not to peel the apples there will be more texture to the apples.    If the apples have a thicker skin, you will want to peel them.

Do You Have To Use Fresh Apples?

You can use canned apples if desired.  We have used apples that we canned for baking pies to make the recipe quickly.  Fresh finely chopped apples are our go to for making these apple cinnamon muffins.

muffin batter with diced apples

Do You Need to Melt the Butter Before Adding?

No, the butter should be nice and soft, easy to mix together.  This will allow the butter to melt into the muffins and make them super delicious.

muffin tin

Do You Add Cinnamon Sugar to Muffins?

There are portions of cinnamon and sugar to the muffins. If you really love cinnamon, you can add more than what this recipe calls for.

easy apple cinnamon muffins

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Apple Cinnamon Muffin Recipe

Making apple cinnamon muffins are soft, delicious and packed full of delicious apples. Serve them warm with a little pat of butter.
Course: Baking
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 muffins
Author: Regina Sober


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup room temperature butter
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 2 baking apples (Fuji, Jonagold, Granny Smith, Gala)


  • Preheat the oven to 350F.
  • Use cupcake holders and place in the muffin pan, or grease the pan.
  • Peel the apples and cut into small 1/4" size chunks.
  • Add the lemon juice and mix and set aside.
  • In another bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar and ground cinnamon.
  • In a smaller bowl add eggs, butter and vanilla and mix. Add this mix into dry ingredients bowl.
  • Mix together and add apples in and stir thoroughly to incorporate.
  • Take the batter and fill the muffin tin up to the top. This should fill 1 tin of 12 muffins completely. You can use an ice cream scoop to measure out the batter or use a measuring cup.
  • Place into oven and bake 15-20 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean.


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Note: Make sure to cut the apple pieces into pieces dime size, so they will cook evenly.
Making apple cinnamon muffins are soft, delicious and packed full of delicious apples. Serve them warm with a little pat of butter.

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    1. I would agree Lisa!

      We tend to make cupcakes instead of cake, as we are not big cake eaters, but cupcakes are much more manageable for the kids (and we can control how much frosting they get too).

  1. These look so yummy, my taste buds like anything with strudel. I have to check out the Plugin too. Thanks for sharing.

    1. You are so welcome. I like them with and without the strudel.

      PS. The plugin is user friendly and allows people to print easily.

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