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An unwrapped apple streusel muffin with a large bite taken out of it

Apple Cinnamon Streusel Muffins

  • Author: Lindsay
  • Prep Time: 50 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Yield: 12 minutes
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American


These easy homemade Apple Cinnamon Streusel Muffins are moist and tender with a buttery cinnamon streusel topping! They are full of apples and the perfect fall breakfast!


For the Cinnamon Streusel Topping

  • 1/2 cup (104g) sugar
  • 1/3 cup (43g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup (56g) unsalted butter, cold, cubed

For the Apple Muffins

  • 1 3/4 cups (228g) all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup (56g) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tbsp (153g) unsweetened applesauce*
  • 1/2 cup (112g) packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup (52g) sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups (220g) peeled & chopped apples (about 2 medium apples)


Make the Streusel

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Prepare a muffin pan with liners.
  2. Add the sugar, flour and cinnamon to a medium-sized bowl.
  3. Cut the butter into the flour mixture until the butter is fully incorporated and the mixture is crumbly. Set aside.

Make the Muffins

  1. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt in a medium-sized bowl and set aside.
  2. Add the melted butter, applesauce and sugars to a large mixing bowl and whisk together to combine.
  3. Add the egg and vanilla extract and whisk together until well combined.
  4. Add the dry ingredients and gently stir until just well combined. Do not over mix. The batter will be thick.
  5. Fold in the chopped apples.
  6. Fill the muffin cups about 3/4 full and divide the crumb topping between the muffins. Pile the crumb topping high. You should get 12 muffins.
  7. Bake the muffins for about 15-20 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Allow to cool for 3-5 minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack. Enjoy them while they’re still a little warm or let them cool completely.


If you don’t want to use the applesauce, substitute it for 1/4 cup vegetable oil and 6 tbsp (86g) sour cream.


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 252
  • Sugar: 23.8 g
  • Sodium: 121.9 mg
  • Fat: 8.3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 42.6 g
  • Protein: 3 g
  • Cholesterol: 35.8 mg