Easy Apple Cinnamon Muffins

Jules —  September 20, 2005

***Please pray for Karen’s mom as she has surgery at 1:00 Wednesday afternoon. They have discovered a cancerous tumor on her colon and are going in for exploratory surgery and to possibly remove the cancer. She has a great deal of peace but she is quite miserable in her body. We are believing for complete healing. Please say a prayer for her. She is an exceptionally, wonderful woman.


Jessica is studying Johnny Appleseed at school. They’ve been learning about apples and having daily apple treats. I volunteered to send in apple muffins tomorrow, so I ‘ve spent the evening baking these terrific apple treats. They look like something you’d see at a coffee shop or deli. I thought since we are enjoying this fall apple season, it’d be a good time to post this recipe.

Easy Apple Cinnamon Muffins


1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup white sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 egg
1/3 cup milk
2 apples – peeled, cored and chopped

1/2 cup white sugar
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup butter, cubed
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon


1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Grease six muffin cups or line with paper muffin liners.
2. Stir together 1 1/2 cup flour, 3/4 cup sugar, salt, baking powder and 1 teaspoon cinnamon. Mix in oil, egg and milk. Fold in apples. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups, filling to the top of the cup.
3. In a small bowl, stir together 1/2 cup sugar, 1/3 cup flour, butter and 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon. Mix together with fork and sprinkle over unbaked muffins.
4. Bake in preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into center of muffin comes out clean.



18 responses to Easy Apple Cinnamon Muffins

  1. Oh man! I had one of these before I went to bed last night. It was amazing!

    Anyway, I’m so proud of you, Jules. You stayed up pretty late to get those made for Jessica. She looked cute carrying that box to the schoold bus. I hope she made it to class with them all. :rotfl

  2. Very good, hon. That was an acceptable post. :love

  3. I was wondering why you didn’t just buy Happy Apples for them all. The idea of having 25 caramel apples in the house too much temptation, Julie?! πŸ˜€ hee hee

  4. I’m copying that muffin recipe…mmmmm. In a few weeks, it’ll be time for our annual trek to the apple orchard.

    If you want an awesome Apple Pie recipe, let me know. I use Aunt Linda’s recipe and it always gets rave reviews.

  5. Yes, I would love to have a good apple pie recipe, please. I don’t have one. Just post it here in comments if you don’t mind. Others may want it too. :flowers

    Something is wrong on the amounts for the crumb topping. It doesn’t get crumbly. Too much butter I think. It tastes great once it bakes but the consistency is hard to easily crumble over the tops. More of a paste. You may want to modify that part of the recipe.

  6. I’m trying that muffin recipe. Just got back from Wally world and saw the happy appples. No, I did’nt. But I bought “Shall We Dance”. Can’t wait to see it.

  7. Karen called and the news isn’t good. I posted above about her mom’s surgery today. They found a lot of cancer. They took what they could and part of her colon. Judy has had a lot of peace about her health. She told Karen even if she got a bad report that she wasn’t going to give up hope. The Lord has given her this verse and she is believing God to heal her…. “I will not die but live, and will proclaim what the Lord has done.” Psalm 118:17 Please pray for Judy. She’ll be talking with the surgeon tomorrow, once she becomes coherent. She needs the Lord’s wisdom to know what decisions to make about chemo, etc… Thank you for praying for someone you don’t even know. You would love her if you knew her….

  8. Thanks, Jules. I appreciate every prayer that is offered on our behalf. We really need them right now. Thanks so much.

    I love you.

  9. Karen, I love your mom so much. We are praying for all of you. Tell Judy we love her and are supporting her in prayer.

  10. Praying here, too.

  11. Thanks Deb. :flowers Somehow, I knew you were! πŸ˜‰

    I am going to bump your comment up one too. Hope that’s otay…

  12. Well this seems trivial with all that’s going on with Karen’s mom and Hurricane Rita, but here’s Aunt Linda’s pie recipe. It’s the best I’ve had and we all beg her to make it when she’s here for Thanksgiving. It has crumb topping like your muffins, Julie. (And whenever I’ve made it it’s not very crumbly, but bakes up nice. I suspect that keeping the butter cold helps keep it crumbly)

    Aunt Linda’s Apple Pie:
    Filling (For 1 pie):
    apple chunks (I usually use about 6 or 7 Granny
    Smith or other firm baking apples)
    2T flour
    1/4 c. sugar
    1/2 tsp. cinnamon
    1 Tbsp lemon juice (optional)
    Mix ingredients and pour in uncooked pie shell.

    Crumb Topping:
    1/2 c. sugar
    1/2 c. flour
    1/2 stick butter
    Mix and sprinkle over top of pie. Bake 375 degrees 45 min-1 hour

    Easy Pie Crust (Makes enough for 2 crusts unless
    deep dish pie pans):
    2 c. flour
    1/2 tsp. salt
    1/3 c. milk
    1/2 c. oil
    Mix with fork. Roll out between 2 sheets wax paper. Can freeze extra rolled crusts.

    ENJOY πŸ˜€

  13. Apple pie is never trivial! Ok, in comparison it is. But I thank you very much for the recipe. I am going to make it soon. If I don’t ruin it I’ll post a pic!!! :indeed

  14. I’m getting ready to try your muffins. How many did it make for you. πŸ˜‰ I love these recipes. I’m going to write done Linda’s apple pie too.

  15. I think it yields like 8 for me. I fill the muffin cups to the top. I like the big muffin tops. πŸ˜€

    Hope you enjoy them. I am looking forward to making the pie! :indeed

  16. I’m stingy :evil I got 12. Real good. Love them with my coffee or hot tea.

  17. Yay!!! I am glad you enjoyed them!!!!