Apple Crumb Muffins

This past weekend we have had quite lot of wind and heavy rain hit us here in Portland. The temperature has dropped quite a bit from the consistent HOT temps we’ve been experiencing all summer long. To celebrate what FEELS like Fall, I made these Apple Crumb Muffins! Apple Crumb Muffins / The Grateful Girl Cooks!

Apples and cool, rainy weather just seem to go together well! So does a hungry tummy and these yummy muffins!  I found the recipe for these delicious, easy-to-prepare muffins on a blog site that I enjoy, called “Heather’s French Press”, and decided to give ’em a try. They were SO EASY to make… really! Here’s how you make them:

First you whisk together flour, baking powder, granulated sugar, salt and cinnamon (gotta have the cinnamon to make any good apple recipe a hit, right?!!!!)

Flour and spices in bowl

Next, whisk together one egg, some milk and a bit of melted butter. Whisk it up good, then pour it into the flour mixture.

Egg, milk and butter with whisk in bowlPouring muffin batter into dry ingredients in bowl

Stir to combine the ingredients (just until blended in), then fold in the chopped apples.

Muffin batter with apple chunks in bowl

Fill paper-lined muffin cups with the apple mixture. Fill each muffin cup about 2/3 full. PLEASE IGNORE my totally ancient/much-abused, horrible-looking muffin pans that have seen a LOT of use over the years!  Now, tell me the truth… did you ignore how gross they are, really? Uh huh. I didn’t think so. I have the same reaction every time I haul this muffin tin out of the cabinet. A little worse for the wear, but “works” just fine, so I can live with that.

Batter in paper-lined muffin cup tins

Now it’s time to make up the crumb/streusel topping. Easy. Just mix the ingredients together in a small bowl, then distribute (crumble) them over the tops of each muffin.

Batter with streusel on top in muffin tins


Once they are all covered (use up all the crumb topping), bake the muffins at 400 degrees for about 20 minutes, then remove pan to a wire rack to cool. Once they have cooled down, you are ready to serve these delicious muffins.

Two muffins close up with apple on plateBaked apple crumb muffin on a paper towelMuffin cut in half to show inside

These muffins also freeze well! Sure hope you will find some time to give this recipe a try! Have a great week!

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Apple Crumb Muffins
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
35 mins
Moist and delicious apple muffins, with a crumb topping make these a "must" for a quick breakfast treat!
Category: Breakfast
Servings: 12 muffins
Calories Per Serving: 202 kcal
Author: JB at The Grateful Girl Cooks!
For The Muffins:
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup + 2 Tablespoons milk
  • 4 Tablespoons butter , melted
  • 2 cups apples , peeled, and diced
For The Crumb Topping:
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 Tablespoons butter , melted
  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. In a medium sized bowl, combine the flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk the egg, milk and melted butter (cooled) together.
  4. Add the egg mixture to the flour mixture. Stir this until is is just barely combined.
  5. Add the diced apples; fold them into the batter.
  6. Spoon the mixture into paper-lined or spayed standard sized muffin cups.
  7. In separate small bowl, mix together the crumb topping ingredients. Sprinkle the crumb topping over the top of each of the muffins. Use all the topping mixture.
  8. Bake the muffins at 400 degrees for 20 minutes. Remove to a wire rack, and let cool before serving. Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Apple Crumb Muffins
Amount Per Serving (1 muffin)
Calories 202 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 29mg 10%
Sodium 157mg 7%
Potassium 126mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 34g 11%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 19g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 4.5%
Vitamin C 1.2%
Calcium 4.8%
Iron 5.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.




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