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September 9, 2015

Apple Cinnamon Muffins

Apple Cinnamon Muffins

I have this thing with muffins for a late breakfast or early lunch, not quite brunch, because a brunch involves a bit more food. These Apple Cinnamon Muffins are my favorite to whip up soon as a craving strikes me mid-morning.

The topping is my favorite part, very buttery with a bit of crunch from the nuts. I had to make the muffins a few times before I was totally happy with the topping.

First the topping was too dry, then way too buttery and finally I decided to add just a little Flour into the mix as well, now that did the trick !

I think Apple and Cinnamon are two of the best combinations in a sweet treat and would even have some sliced Apple in my oatmeal {which I do have for breakfast now and then} sprinkled with Cinnamon Sugar and an added blob of butter.

The actual muffin part of these Apple Cinnamon Muffins are feather light, soft and bursting with the two flavors, whilst the topping adds a soft, melt-in-the-mouth, buttery piece of delight, to which the Walnuts add a tasteful crunch too.

Apple Cinnamon Muffins

12 Muffins


1 1/2 cups Flour
1/3 cup Sugar
2 t Baking Powder
1 t Ground Cinnamon, divided
1/2 t Salt
1 Large Egg
1/2 cup Milk
1 Red Apple, cored, peeled and chopped finely
1/4 cup Butter, melted


1/4 cup Butter
1/4 cup Flour
1/3 cup Walnuts, chopped
1/4 cup Dark Brown Sugar


1.) Pre-heat the oven to 190 deg C (375 deg F) - spray a 12 hole muffin pan with cooking oil.
2.) Mix together the Flour, Sugar, Baking Powder, Cinnamon and Salt in a medium mixing bowl.
3.) Beat together the Egg and Milk in a medium mixing bowl - add the Apple and Butter - stir well.
4.) Add the Apple mixture to the Flour mixture and stir to combine - mixture will be a little stiff - scoop into the prepared muffin pan, filling the holes 3/4.
5.) Mix all the topping ingredients together, you will have a soft dough - break of small pieces and arrange over the muffin batter - bake 15 - 20 minutes or until a tester comes out clean.

Serve warm. (best with butter!)

Apple Cinnamon Muffins



  1. I am so "in the mood" for these right now. The fall weather is just arriving, and I agree that apples and cinnamon (and butter) are pretty much the perfect combination of flavors. Great recipe!

  2. Apple and cinnamon makes a beautiful combo..... Yummy muffins recipe.... :)

  3. I've been on a muffin kit lately. These look wonderful. Thanks for the recipe.


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