Apple Muffins with Cinnamon Brown Sugar Topping

These cinnamon brown sugar-topped apple muffins are a great way to start the day.

Serves: 18Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 40 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 18

Ingredients

  • 1⅓ cup firmly-packed light brown sugar, divided
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 cup chopped apple

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line 18 standard muffin-pan cups with cupcake papers.
  • Combine the ⅓ cup brown sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl. Whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  • Cream the butter using an electric mixer on a medium-high speed. Add the remaining 1 cup brown sugar, beating until fluffy. Adjust your mixer to a medium speed and add the eggs, beating until thoroughly blended. Adjust your mixer to a low speed. Add the flour mixture until lightly blended. Fold in the apple.
  • Fill the muffin cups ⅔ full with muffin batter. Sprinkle cinnamon topping over each muffin and bake for 25 minutes, or until a cake tester inserted in center comes out clean. Serve hot out of the oven.

Recipe Information

Serves: 18

Ingredients

  • 1⅓ cup firmly-packed light brown sugar, divided
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 cup chopped apple

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line 18 standard muffin-pan cups with cupcake papers.
  • Combine the ⅓ cup brown sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl. Whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  • Cream the butter using an electric mixer on a medium-high speed. Add the remaining 1 cup brown sugar, beating until fluffy. Adjust your mixer to a medium speed and add the eggs, beating until thoroughly blended. Adjust your mixer to a low speed. Add the flour mixture until lightly blended. Fold in the apple.
  • Fill the muffin cups ⅔ full with muffin batter. Sprinkle cinnamon topping over each muffin and bake for 25 minutes, or until a cake tester inserted in center comes out clean. Serve hot out of the oven.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories160
Total Fat5g
Saturated Fat3.5g
Cholesterol35mg
Sodium200mg
Total Carbohydrate26g
Dietary Fiber1g
Sugars17g
Protein2g