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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!

Course muffins
Cuisine American
Keyword apple crumb muffins
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 12 muffins
Calories 359 kcal
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


  1. Preheat the oven to 400° F. Line muffin pan with baking liners. I recommend parchment paper liners, not the colorful cupcakes ones.

  2. Peel apples and cut into ¼" chunks.

  3. Melt butter for crumb topping. Cool it completely, do not chill it.
  4. In a mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, soda, salt and cinnamon.
  5. In another mixing bowl, whisk together buttermilk, egg, oil and vanilla.
  6. Add apple chunks to flour mixture and stir in.
  7. Add wet ingredients to flour apple mixture. Fold in with a spatula until incorporated. Do not overmix!
  8. Scoop batter into muffin liners.
  9. Mix flour, sugars, cinnamon and salt in a bowl. Add melted and cooled butter and stir in with a fork until coars crumbs form.
  10. Sprinkle crumb topping generously over each muffin.
  11. 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.

  12. Remove from oven and let cool for a few minutes in the pan. Then remove onto a cooling rack.

Recipe Notes

  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
Apple Crumb Muffins
Amount Per Serving
Calories 359 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 31mg10%
Sodium 199mg9%
Potassium 182mg5%
Carbohydrates 60g20%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 30g33%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 253IU5%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 64mg6%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.