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Apple Crumb Muffins

These Apple Crumb Muffins are fluffy and filled with chunks of apples. The crumb topping is perfectly crunchy and sweet. Make them in just 3 easy steps!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: muffins
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple crumb muffins
Servings: 12 muffins
Calories: 359kcal
Author: Anna


for the muffins:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup buttermilk see note to make it
  • 1 large egg
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3 apples see note

for the crumb topping:

  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter melted and cooled
  • 1 ½ cup all-purpouse flour
  • cup packed brown sugar
  • cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon salt


  • Preheat the oven to 400° F. Line muffin pan with baking liners. I recommend parchment paper liners, not the colorful cupcakes ones.
  • Peel apples and cut into ¼" chunks.
  • Melt butter for crumb topping. Cool it completely, do not chill it.
  • In a mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, soda, salt and cinnamon.
  • In another mixing bowl, whisk together buttermilk, egg, oil and vanilla.
  • Add apple chunks to flour mixture and stir in.
  • Add wet ingredients to flour apple mixture. Fold in with a spatula until incorporated. Do not overmix!
  • Scoop batter into muffin liners.
  • Mix flour, sugars, cinnamon and salt in a bowl. Add melted and cooled butter and stir in with a fork until coars crumbs form.
  • Sprinkle crumb topping generously over each muffin.
  • Bake muffins for 7 minutes. Then, without opening the oven door, lower the temperature to 375° F and bake muffins for another 13 to 15 minutes. The magic number for me was 14 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and let cool for a few minutes in the pan. Then remove onto a cooling rack.


  • Please note, that the nutrition value can vary depending on what product you use. The information below is an estimate. Always use calorie counter you are familiar with.
  • Make sure you are using proper measuring cups for dry ingredients and for the wet ingredients. Glass ones with a spout are for wet. Fluff the flour with a whisk, then spoon into a measuring cup.
  • To make buttermilk, mix 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar and as much half and half or whole milk to make 1 cup of liquid. Let it sit for at least 5 minutes. Use as directed in the recipe above.
  • You should use 2 cups of apple chunks in this recipe.


Calories: 359kcal | Carbohydrates: 60g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 199mg | Potassium: 182mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 253IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 64mg | Iron: 2mg