Apple and Cinnamon Muffins

Sweet cinnamon and tart apple make an excellent combination. For even more flavor, add frozen or fresh cranberries.

Serves: 12Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 35 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 12


  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1⁄4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 1⁄2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1⁄2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1⁄8 tsp. salt
  • 3⁄4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 3⁄4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1⁄4 tsp. ground cinnamon, divided
  • 1⁄2 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1 1⁄2 cups diced apple


  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Grease a muffin pan.
  • In a small bowl, add the egg and vanilla extract to the buttermilk and beat lightly. Add the vegetable oil and mix to combine.
  • In a large bowl, stir the baking powder, baking soda, salt, and 1⁄2 cup sugar into the flour and blend well. Stir in the 3⁄4 teaspoon cinnamon and nutmeg.
  • Add the egg mixture to the flour mixture and stir to form a batter. Be careful not to overmix the batter; donʼt worry if there are still lumps. Stir in the diced apples.
  • Spoon the batter into the prepared muffin tins so that they are between 1⁄2 to 2⁄3 full. Mix the remaining 1⁄4 cup sugar and remaining 1⁄2 teaspoon cinnamon in a small bowl. Sprinkle over the top of the batter. Bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle of a muffin comes out clean. Let cool for 5 minutes before serving. Store the muffins in a sealed tin.