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Apple Cinnamon Crumb Muffins

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Hopefully, most of you have the day off and are still in your pajamas. Put the box of cereal and milk away, because you deserve a special breakfast on your day off. These Apple Cinnamon Crumb Muffins are calling your name. And if you have kiddos, I am sure they will love helping you make muffins for breakfast. I promise they are easy to make and will fill your house with a pleasant cinnamon aroma that will wake up anyone that is sleeping in.

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These muffins are made with whole wheat flour and all-purpose flour. If you don’t have whole wheat flour, you can use all all-purpose flour, but I like the wholesomeness the whole wheat flour adds. The muffins are filled with chunks of tart Granny Smith apples and have a sweet and buttery cinnamon crumb topping. The muffins whip up in no time, you don’t even have to get out the mixer. Just use your muscles to mix up these muffins up. Bonus-you are getting a mini workout by stirring the muffins so you can eat more:)

If you are looking for a special breakfast treat to enjoy on your day off, make these Apple Cinnamon Crumb Muffins. They are perfect with a cup of coffee, tea, or a chilled glass of milk. And if you slept in and missed breakfast-good for you. You can still make these muffins because they are good anytime of the day.

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Apple Cinnamon Crumb Muffins

Yield: 12 regular size muffins

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Spiced apple muffins with a sweet and buttery cinnamon crumb topping. These muffins are easy to make and are great for breakfast or snack time.


1 1/4 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup light brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground all-spice
1 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup canola oil
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups diced peeled apples (I use Granny Smith)

For the Topping:
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
3 tablespoons melted butter


1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a muffin pan with paper liners or spray with cooking spray. Set aside.

2. In a large bowl, whisk together the whole-wheat flour, all-purpose flour, brown sugar, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and all-spice. In a small bowl, whisk together buttermilk, oil, egg, and vanilla extract. Pour the wet ingredients over the dry ingredients and mix with a wooden spoon or spatula until just combined. Do not over mix. Add in the apples and stir until just combined.

3. To make the crumb topping, in a small bowl, combine brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, and melted butter. Mix with a spoon until crumbly.

3. Fill the prepared muffin pan with muffin batter, filling each cup about 3/4 the way full. Sprinkle each muffin with crumb topping. Bake for 20 minutes, or until muffins are golden and a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean. Let muffins cool to room temperature and serve.

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101 Responses to “Apple Cinnamon Crumb Muffins”

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  1. Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga — February 20, 2012 @ 5:09 am

    These look great and I love a really thick strenuous/crumb topping so these are right up my alley!

  2. — February 20, 2012 @ 5:50 am

    It is a great time to bond with the whole family making this delicious cupcake. Making breakfast more fun =)

  3. Caroline @ chocolate & carrots — February 20, 2012 @ 6:30 am

    What a perfect day off breakfast! ๐Ÿ˜€ I love that there’s whole wheat flour in them. Seeing these muffins made me think of how I tend to eat muffins/cupcakes. I eat the bottom part first, saving the best part for last…the topping. ๐Ÿ˜€ Haha!

  4. Miriam @ overtimecook — February 20, 2012 @ 7:12 am

    These look delicious! I love apples, I’m sure they are amazing in this muffins!

  5. Becki's Whole Life — February 20, 2012 @ 7:20 am

    I don’t have the day off, but the schools are delayed here because we got a dusting of snow last night. I am seriously considering getting up right now to make these – they sound perfect!

  6. Heather (Heather's Dish) — February 20, 2012 @ 7:37 am

    sooooooo…i don’t have a break again (minus the maternity leave hehe) until Memorial Day. that’s, you know, forEVER away, but i’ll take these muffins any time! maybe for just a rest day? ๐Ÿ˜‰

  7. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — February 20, 2012 @ 7:39 am

    Mmm love that crumb topping!

  8. Erica — February 20, 2012 @ 8:01 am

    Chunks of apple and a crumb topping?? Awesome!! These are perfect for a special breakfast! I think theyd be awesome with a little ab on top

  9. Natalie @ Cooking for My Kids — February 20, 2012 @ 8:23 am

    These muffins look delicious. Oh, how I wish that we had today off so that I could have the house wake up to the smell of these muffins. Maybe this weekend….:)

  10. These muffins look amazing!!! I love apple muffins. I need to get some more apples today!

  11. Deborah — February 20, 2012 @ 8:51 am

    I make muffins a lot – and these sound perfect for this holiday morning!

  12. Sally @ Spontaneous Hausfrau — February 20, 2012 @ 8:52 am

    The spice mixture in this muffin look perfect – I think a lot of apple muffin mixtures don’t use enough spices to highlight the apple. And the crumb topping makes it even better. Definitely seeing a pan of these in my future.

  13. Cassie — February 20, 2012 @ 8:56 am

    Definitely don’t have the day off but I’m taking the morning slowly. Wish I had time to bake up a batch of these. I love granny smith apples, especially when baked into treats like these. And I have a huge weakness for crumb topping!

  14. Aimee @ Simple Bites — February 20, 2012 @ 9:46 am

    Delish! Just pinned these. I’m off to a OBGYN appointment, otherwise I’d be baking these!

  15. Kristen — February 20, 2012 @ 10:00 am

    These are awesome looking muffins! Pinning to try in the near future!

  16. sally — February 20, 2012 @ 10:05 am

    yum! these looks fantastic. i love that there is whole wheat flour in there. i love crumb toppings on muffins too!

  17. mireia — February 20, 2012 @ 10:06 am

    they look great but I always have the fear that these kind of muffins will turn out dry!!! Were they soft??

    • Two Peas replied: — February 20th, 2012 @ 4:51 pm

      They are not dry at all. The apples, buttermilk, and oil keep them very moist.

  18. Cookbook Queen — February 20, 2012 @ 10:11 am

    Maria I can smell these through my screen!! How did you know that apple ANYTHING is my favorite? Must make–now!!

  19. Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — February 20, 2012 @ 10:21 am

    These sound fantastic! I love apple muffins.

  20. Ben — February 20, 2012 @ 10:45 am

    I think I can take the day off just for these cuties :)

  21. These look delicious! I love how those apples are just bursting out of the muffin. Thanks for sharing!

  22. kelley {mountain mama cooks} — February 20, 2012 @ 11:16 am

    These would be perfect for what I like to think of as breakfast dessert. A little something sweet to finish my cup of coffee or tea in the morning is the way I like to do things!

  23. Blog is the New Black — February 20, 2012 @ 11:25 am

    Gotta make these! :)

  24. Yum! I love muffins, these look extra cinnamony and delicious!

  25. Angelyn — February 20, 2012 @ 11:47 am

    These look delicious!!!

  26. Amy — February 20, 2012 @ 12:29 pm

    We love apple muffins and baked apple donuts around here too! So, so yummy! Your pictures are just beautiful and are making me crave a muffin right now :)

  27. Mary @ Bake Break — February 20, 2012 @ 1:05 pm

    There are very few things I love more than baked apple chunks in muffins – they’re so soft and sweet!

  28. Joanne — February 20, 2012 @ 1:32 pm

    the smell of apple cinnamon coming from the oven is definitely one of the best! Even better when you get to eat it for breakfast!

  29. Margarita — February 20, 2012 @ 2:01 pm

    Yummm!!! Super delicious treat. Yes, I am still in my jammies. Yay for President’s Day and yay to goodness like these muffins!

  30. Mi Vida en un Dulce — February 20, 2012 @ 2:24 pm

    OMG…look how big these muffins are…!!! Enjoy your holiday, since I’m at the office…

  31. Julie @ Table for Two — February 20, 2012 @ 3:07 pm

    this is my favorite type of muffin — i love cinnamon and apple together and i’m obsessed with a crumb top. this sounds so delicious and I wish I had the time to whip these up tonight for a delicious breakfast tomorrow — do you ship? haha jk :)

  32. Jessica @ How Sweet — February 20, 2012 @ 3:27 pm

    I am absolutely craving these right now. OMG.

  33. Gina @ Running to the Kitchen — February 20, 2012 @ 3:35 pm

    Unfortunately it was a normal work day and cereal for me this morning but these look awesome and I’ll be remembering them come the weekend!

  34. Erin @ Texanerin Baking — February 20, 2012 @ 3:57 pm

    I love that these use some whole wheat! And oil. They look really nice… really hearty. :)

    I’ve never put allspice in apple muffins before. I think I’ll give this recipe a try, although in the fall. I guess I’m kind of weird about apples! They’re just a fall-y thing for me.

  35. Melissa @ Baking For The Boys — February 20, 2012 @ 4:22 pm

    I’ve been in a muffin mood lately. And then I remembered I threw out my old, crusty muffin tin and never replaced it. :/ I love apples and cinnamon! These look delicious.

  36. Amanda — February 20, 2012 @ 5:03 pm

    These look fabulous Maria!!

  37. Maureen — February 20, 2012 @ 6:01 pm

    These look so good. I usually just add apple to bran muffins but these look really good. I need to up my muffin game.

  38. Kimmy @ Lighter and Local — February 20, 2012 @ 6:21 pm

    Apple and cinnamon anything is a favorite combination. It’s classic, and add the crumb and I’m in love.

  39. susan — February 20, 2012 @ 7:35 pm

    my kind of breakfast!

  40. Jamie | My Baking Addiction — February 20, 2012 @ 7:48 pm

    I am a sucker for muffins with gorgeously domed tops – these are perfect, Maria!

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