Apple Oatmeal Crumb Muffins

Moist apple muffins with a cinnamon oatmeal crumb topping and sweet vanilla glaze. A perfect breakfast or snack!

Apple oatmeal crumb muffins with vanilla glaze. Recipe from @bakedbyrachel

I was completely ready for the cool weather and so excited it was finally here. I even finally had the windows open the other day. Then a warm streak hit. Why?! Mother Nature seriously needs to figure things out. At least there’s no humidity. But, I’ll be super thrilled when the cooler crisp weather is back to stay! The only downfall to that is it means the trees will be bare soon and Winter isn’t too far off. I’ll try to keep that as far back in my mind as possible for now.

Things don’t normally excite me at the grocery store. I mean… it is the grocery store after all. But this was completely grounds for having a mini happy dance…

My local store has cortland apples!! Eek!

Normally they don’t show up until later in the month, so I was extremely happy to find them already. They’re my absolute faaaavorite variety! They’re a lot like McIntosh, only so much better. They have just the right blend of sweet and tart flavor, with crisp flesh, making them perfect for just about everything… from pies to general baking, canning and of course eating as is!

Apple oatmeal crumb muffins with vanilla glaze. Recipe from @bakedbyrachel

I’m a creature of habit. Have apples… will make (so much, but definitely) muffins.

I’ve always loved muffins. It’s like having a cupcake for breakfast but without the frosting. Moist, flavorful, carby goodness that I can’t get enough of!

Irresistible moist apple muffins with cinnamon oatmeal crumb topping and a sweet vanilla glaze! Grab your favorite apples and head to the kitchen. You need to whip up a batch of these apple crumb muffins!

Apple oatmeal crumb muffins with vanilla glaze. Recipe from @bakedbyrachel

Yield: 8 muffins

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes, plus

Apple Oatmeal Crumb Muffins

Moist apple muffins with a cinnamon oatmeal crumb topping and sweet vanilla glaze. A perfect breakfast or snack!


Crumb topping:

  • 2Tb granulated sugar
  • 2Tb light brown sugar
  • 1/2C all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/3C old fashioned oatmeal 
  • 1/4C unsalted butter, melted


  • 2Tb unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/4C granulated sugar
  • 2Tb light brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp all spice
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg
  • Pinch cloves
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1C all purpose flour
  • 1/3C plain  yogurt
  • 1C apples, peeled and chopped


  • 1/4C powdered sugar, sifted
  • 4 tsp water


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a muffin pan with 8 paper liners. 
  2. In a medium bowl, combine dry crumb topping ingredients. Pour melted butter over dry ingredients, stir together to create pea size crumbs. 
  3. In a large bowl or stand mixer, cream together butter and sugars until smooth and fluffy. Mix in vanilla and egg, scraping the bowl as needed. Mix in salt, spices and baking powder, followed by half of the flour. With mixer running on low, slowly add the yogurt, followed by remaining flour. Beat until no streaks remain. Stir in apple chunks by hand. 
  4. Divide batter between 8 paper liners, using a large cookie scoop. 
  5. Top off batter with prepared crumb topping, coating the batter well. 
  6. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool in pan for 1-2 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. 
  7. Whisk together powdered sugar and water. Use a spoon or small whisk to drizzle glaze over cooled muffins. 
  8. Store in an airtight container for up to several days. 

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20 Responses to “Apple Oatmeal Crumb Muffins”

  1. #
    Sammie — September 16, 2015 at 6:04 am

    Ooh these apple muffins looks and sound delicious. I love the idea of a cinnamon, oatmeal topping. I agree having muffins for breakfast feels like a real treat. Thank you for a great post.

    • Rachel — September 17th, 2015 @ 7:44 am

      Thanks Sammie!

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    Beth — September 16, 2015 at 7:56 am

    We’re experiencing the exact same weather! It was cold and now we’re back to 85+ boooo. That tart pan is such a cute prop!!

    • Rachel — September 17th, 2015 @ 7:44 am

      Than’s Beth! Fingers crossed the cooler weather comes sooner than later!

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    Kristen @ A Mind Full Mom — September 16, 2015 at 8:25 am

    When you find good apples, who cares what time of the year it is–let the apple baking begin and pretend it is fall :) At least that is what I do :) These muffins are on my must make list!

    • Rachel — September 17th, 2015 @ 7:44 am

      I agree. There is a 3-4 month period I can’t get my favorite… a very sad time. So I’m in my happy place now. ;)

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    allie @ Through Her Looking Glass — September 16, 2015 at 9:31 am

    Dear Rachel, I adore Cortland apples too. They are perfect for snacking and baking. It was the only apple my Mainer grandfather would eat. He also made amazing pies with them. Your muffins look so delicious. Wish I could reach out and grab one. :) Perfect with my tea this morning.

    • Rachel — September 17th, 2015 @ 7:45 am

      Such a great memory. Thanks for sharing, Allie! :)

  5. #
    Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction — September 16, 2015 at 10:29 am

    I just had the same experience at the grocery store this morning, they finally carry local cortlands! I know what I’ll be doing with a some of them! These muffins look so good!

    • Rachel — September 17th, 2015 @ 7:45 am

      Thanks Jessica and hooray for cortlands!

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    Heather — September 16, 2015 at 11:58 am

    out cooler weather is on its way out too :( and I am ready for it to be here to stay. I could use a muffin with my morning coffee today – they look delicious

    • Rachel — September 17th, 2015 @ 7:45 am

      Thanks Heather!

  7. #
    avril @ Baking and Creating with Avril — September 16, 2015 at 1:45 pm

    What a fantastic muffin recipe! I have been on the look out for a good apple muffin recipe – with many thanks to you Dear Rachel – I have found it!
    Also delighted to find another food blogger from Southern NH :-)
    ~avril :-)

    • Rachel — September 17th, 2015 @ 7:46 am

      Thanks so much Avril! I hope you enjoy them. :)

  8. #
    Emily @ Layers of Happiness — September 16, 2015 at 9:15 pm

    I am always looking for new muffin recipes… they are my favorite on the go breakfast! I’m obsessed with the little apple chunks dispersed throughout and that awesome crumb topping!

    • Rachel — September 17th, 2015 @ 7:46 am

      Thanks Emily!

  9. #
    Julie @ Table for Two — September 17, 2015 at 7:38 am

    I wish I had this for breakfast with my coffee right now! It’s the perfect Fall treat.

    • Rachel — September 18th, 2015 @ 7:24 am

      Thanks Julie!

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    Shashi at RunninSrilankan — September 17, 2015 at 10:50 am

    I don’t think I’ve had Courtland apples before – I don’t think my grocery store has them :(
    But – more than courtland apples, I wish my grocery store had these muffins for sale – Rachel, these sounds and look so scrumptious!

    • Rachel — September 18th, 2015 @ 7:23 am

      They might be a regional thing but if you can find them, you absolutely must! They’re so good!

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