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Crumb Apple Muffins

Crumb Apple Muffins

Easy Crumb Apple Muffins - a fluffy cinnamon apple muffin filled with apple chunks and topped with a brown sugar crumble. The perfect breakfast recipe!
Prep Time 27 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 18 muffins
Calories 254kcal
Author Dorothy Kern



  • 2 1/2 cups about 3 small/medium apples, peeled, cored, and diced very small
  • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon


  • 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter melted


  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 cups all purpose flour


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line muffin pans with paper baking cups.
  • Make the apples: place the diced apples in a medium sized microwave bowl. Add about 1/2” of water in the bowl and microwave for about 2 minutes, or just until the apples start to get a bit translucent/opaque but aren’t cooked all the way through. Drain them well, then sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar. Set aside.
  • Make the topping by stirring together all topping ingredients with a fork in a medium sized bowl. Set aside.
  • Using a hand mixer or wooden spoon, mix eggs with sugar and oil, beat until creamy. Mix vanilla, vinegar, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Mix in sour cream then stir in flour using a wooden spoon. (Batter may be slightly lumpy.) Stir in apples.
  • Fill muffin cups 2/3 full of batter (about 1/4 cup per muffin cups) Sprinkle the crumble evenly over the top of the muffins.
  • Bake for 15-19 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean from the center of a muffin. Cool 5 minutes in pan then remove to a rack to cool completely.
  • Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days or freeze for up to one month.


Serving: 1muffin | Calories: 254kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 1189mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 20g