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Apple Cinnamon Muffins

These Apple Cinnamon Muffins are delicious… full of moist apple chunks and lots of cinnamon! Make a batch of these muffins for a quick grab and go breakfast.

close up of the inside of an apple cinnamon muffin

How to make Apple Cinnamon Muffins

To begin, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Then, line your muffin tin with muffin liners or spray with non-stick spray. Then, wash, peel and dice the apples. These muffins require one extra step than normal and that is sautéing the apples and cinnamon in a pan for a few minutes to soften them before they are added to the batter. Sauté the apples for about 10 minutes with the butter and cinnamon. Remove them from the heat and set aside to cool.

Next, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Then, add in the milk, eggs and vanilla extract. Stir to combine. Gently fold in baking soda and flour being careful to not overstir. Next, gently stir in apples. Divide among 12 muffin cups. Bake the muffins for 18-22 minutes or until done and lightly golden. Cool and enjoy!

If you don’t think you will finish these muffins within a few days, place them in an air tight container and freeze for later. They will stay in the freezer for a couple months and can be pulled out to defrost the night before you want them!

Close up image of inside an apple cinnamon muffin

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Looking for more muffin recipes like these Apple Cinnamon Muffins? Check out our Very Berry Blueberry Muffins, Peanut Butter Honey Muffins and Strawberry Dark Chocolate Muffins! And, if you are a huge fan of breakfast, hop over to our Breakfast category for even more options to change up your breakfast routine including Sour Cream Coffee Cake, Homemade Pop Tarts, Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Banana Bread, Buttermilk Biscuits, Dark Chocolate Walnut Biscotti, and White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Scones.

apple cinnamon muffins

Apple Cinnamon Muffins

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

These Apple Cinnamon Muffins are delicious… full of moist apple chunks and lots of cinnamon!


  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 1/2 cups apples, peeled, cored and chopped (I used honeycrisp apples)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 5 tbsp butter
  • 1 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cups flour


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line muffin baking cups with wrappers or spray with non stick spray.
  3. Melt butter in saute pan and add apples and cinnamon. Cook on medium until apples begin to soften, about 10 minutes.
  4. Cream together butter and sugar.
  5. Add in milk, eggs and vanilla extract. Stir to combine.
  6. Gently fold in baking soda and flour. Do not overstir.
  7. Gently stir in apples.
  8. Divide among 12 muffin cups.
  9. Bake 18-22 minutes or until done and lightly golden.
  10. Cool and enjoy!


These muffins can be frozen if there are extra!

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 199Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 47mgSodium: 168mgCarbohydrates: 31gFiber: 1gSugar: 18gProtein: 3g

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This post was originally published December 30, 2018 and updated December 7, 2020.

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