Apple Nut Muffins With Cinnamon Sugar Topping

Apple Muffins
Apple Muffins. Diana Rattray
  • Total: 35 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yield: 18 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
190 Calories
9g Fat
21g Carbs
7g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 18 servings
Amount per serving
Calories 190
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 12mg 4%
Sodium 463mg 20%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 8%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Protein 7g
Calcium 144mg 11%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

These apple muffins are topped with a cinnamon sugar blend before baking. These apples are perfect for fall mornings. Bake a batch and take them to the office, or include them in lunchboxes.

They're excellent for holiday mornings, too! 


  • 1 egg
  • 2/3 cup apple juice (or milk)
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil (such as canola, corn oil, or safflower)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup pecans or walnuts (chopped )
  • 1 apple (peeled, cored, and finely chopped)
  • 1/4 cup cinnamon sugar (for topping*)

Steps to Make It

  1. Heat the oven to 400° F (200° C/Gas 6). 

  2. Grease 18 muffin cups or line with paper liners.

  3. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the egg, apple juice or milk, vegetable oil, and vanilla until well blended.

  4. In another bowl, combine the flour, sugars, baking powder, and salt. Stir to blend thoroughly.

  5. Stir the flour mixture into the egg mixture just until flour is moistened. The batter will be a little lumpy, but that's okay. Stir in the chopped nuts and chopped apple.

  6. With a spoon or scoop, fill the prepared muffin cups about two-thirds full.

  7. Sprinkle some cinnamon sugar over the top of each muffin.

  8. Bake for 16 to 20 minutes or until golden brown.

  9. *To make cinnamon sugar, blend about 1 1/2 teaspoons of cinnamon with 1/4 cup of granulated sugar.

  10. Makes about 1 1/2 dozen.

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