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Apple Crumb Muffins

These apple crumb muffins are baked with apples and applesauce inside the muffins, then topped with an amazing cinnamon crumb streusel topping!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Breakfast, Muffins
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple muffins, apples, muffins, streusel
Servings: 12 muffins
Calories: 173kcal
Author: Ellen


  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp apple pie spice
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar (packed)
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 cup finely diced apple (peeled)

For the Crumb Topping:

  • 3 TBS all purpose flour
  • 3 TBS brown sugar (packed)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 3 TBS softened butter (butter)


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  • Grease standard muffin pan or line with baking cups for 12 muffins
  • In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, apple spice, and brown sugar
  • In a medium bowl, add buttermilk, vanilla, applesauce and egg. Whisk until egg is mixed in.
  • Fold in diced apples with the wet mixture
  • Gently stir in wet mixture to dry flour and spices, just combine until mixed don't over mix
  • Spoon muffin batter into 12 muffin cups
  • Sprinkle crumb topping over each muffin.

For the crumb topping:

  • In a small bowl, whisk together flour, brown sugar, and cinnamon
  • Mix in softened butter with a fork until crumbly
  • Sprinkle over apple muffins
  • Bake at 375 for 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean
  • Cool on wire rack for 5 minutes
  • Remove from muffin pan and serve


Calories: 173kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 196mg | Potassium: 185mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 140IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 80mg | Iron: 1mg