Apple Spice Muffins

An easy and delicious recipe for bakery-style Apple Spice Muffins complete with a delicious crumbly topping!
Apple Spice Muffins |
It is a brisk Saturday morning. The house is quiet. Kids are still sleeping and autumn is in the air. I am looking forward to venturing out to enjoy the day at the pumpkin patch. Before the day starts I will curl up on my  favorite chair with a hot cup of coffee and one of these delicious Apple Spice Muffins. That is how I plan on starting my weekend.
Apple Spice Muffins -
Apple Spice Muffins -
Now if today was only Saturday. I guess it doesn’t hurt to pretend.
Apple Spice Muffins |

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Apple Spice Muffins

  • Author: Jenn
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 18 minutes
  • Total Time: 33 minutes
  • Yield: 12 muffins


  • 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar plus a pinch
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon plus a pinch
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground all spice
  • 3 large eggs (lightly beaten)
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cup apples (diced)
  • Topping
  • 2 tablespoon butter (melted)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line muffin pan with paper cups.
  2. Toss apples with a pinch of cinnamon and sugar and set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl mix together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and ground all spice.
  4. Make a well in the flour mixture and add eggs, vegetable oil and vanilla and mix well. Fold in apples. Batter will be thick.
  5. Pour mix in to muffin pan and fill 2/3 full.
  6. Topping
  7. Mix butter, brown sugar, flour and cinnamon and sprinkle on top of muffins.
  8. Bake for 18-20 minutes until tops are golden brown and tester inserted in to center comes out clean.
  9. Remove from pan and cool on a wire rack.


Reduce apples to 1 cup and add a ½ cup of pecans, walnuts or dried cranberries.

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  1. In your recipe it says to sprinkle the topping on the muffins. Do you mean pour it on top since there is butter mixed in?

  2. Hi Meagan! When you stir the butter with the brown sugar, flour and cinnamon it will be crumbly, almost like coarse meal. The butter pretty much absorbs in to the flour mix. There isn’t to much butter to make it as a liquid so you can then sprinkle it on top and it will be a great topping for these muffins. Enjoy!

  3. I just made these and they turned out AMAZING!!! i didn’t have baking soda so I just did an extra 1.5 teaspoons of baking powder….and I didn’t have allspice so i did a little extra cinnamon and very little cloves….THANKS FOR THIS RECIPE!!

  4. I made these for breakfast this morning and they are so moist and the topping is yummy!! My hubby could hardly wait for them to come out of the oven!!

  5. Made these muffins this morning. I’m not sure what I did wrong but I had to leave the topping off as when I mixed if all together instead of being a crumbly mixture it was more like a thick batter (I can’t think of anyway else to describe it). Any ideas?

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