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Apple Cinnamon Muffins

  • Author: Melissa Riker
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x
  • Category: breakfast
  • Method: baking
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Apple Cinnamon Muffins are filled with delicious apple bits and perfect cinnamon spice swirl. These easy muffins are perfect for breakfast but indulgent enough to be dessert as well!


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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2/3 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 large apple, peeled and finely chopped

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line a muffin pan with muffin liners.
  3. Mix brown sugar and cinnamon together in a bowl and set aside.
  4. In a stand mixer (affiliate link) or large bowl, combine white sugar and butter and mix until smooth.
  5. Add eggs and vanilla and continue to beat on medium speed until combined.
  6. Add flour and baking powder, then milk.
  7. Fill each muffin liner halfway with batter.
  8. Cover with half of the apples.
  9. Pat apples into batter with the back of a spoon.
  10. Sprinkle with half of sugar and cinnamon mixture.
  11. Pour the remaining batter over apple layer; top with remaining apples and add more brown sugar/cinnamon mixture.
  12. Pat topping into the batter with the back of a large spoon. Swirl with a butter knife if desired.
  13. Bake for 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  14. Cool in pan 10 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.

Keywords: apple cinnamon muffins, apple muffins