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Apple Pie Muffins

Apple Pie Muffins

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword apple muffins, apple pie muffins, crumb topping, muffins
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 12


Muffin Batter

  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 Teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 Teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 2 cups diced baking apples


  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Grease a 12 cup muffin tin or line the tin with paper liners.
    Place the flour, baking soda and salt into a large bowl, stir with a fork or whisk the ingredients to combine them.
    Place the egg, buttermilk, 1/2 cup melted butter, vanilla and 1 1/2 cups brown sugar in a medium bowl. Stir the ingredients together until the sugar is dissolved and not laying on the bottom of the bowl. 
    Pour the buttermilk mixture into the flour mixture and sprinkle the diced apples into the bowl. Stir just until the mixture is blended . 
    Spoon the batter into the muffin tins, filling the cups to the top.  Sprinkle the top of each muffin with muffin topping.  Bake at 375 degrees for 25 minutes in a preheated oven or until the tops of the muffins spring back when lightly pressed.  Remove from the oven to a wire rack to cool.

Topping Directions:

  • Place 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/3 cup flour and 1 Teaspoon of cinnamon in a small bowl. Stir the ingredients to combine them. Drizzle 2 Tablespoons of melted butter while tossing the ingredients with a fork until well blended. Sprinkle the topping over the muffin batter in the pan. Bake according to recipe directions.