Apple Cinnamon Streusel Muffins

Moist and fluffy cinnamon muffins with chunks of tender apples throughout, finished off with a crisp streusel topping.

Apple Cinnamon Streusel Muffins Recipe from

Have you ever had a moment in your life where a stranger helped you and that maybe small event, possibly insignificant to someone else, has stuck with you? It sometimes amazes me that a total stranger could be so kind. It’s honestly sad that I might think that really, because you would hope everyone would be kind and helpful to everyone, especially when in need. Those moments of pure kindness stick with you. They can truly make a lasting impression on someone.

Total strangers offering a helping hand.

Like the owner of a car shop removing part of my front bumper on the spot, without hesitation and free of charge, so I could drive home after an accident. It was my first accident, I was just out of high school and my parents had just left the country for a few weeks. That figures, right? But this total stranger helped me when he didn’t have to.

A stranger offering to help me in the security line at the airport while I traveled alone with my then 22 month old. Traveling is stressful enough, but traveling with a young child adds to that. No one had to help, but that kind person behind me did.

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Or the Mr helping a neighbor get unstuck from a snow bank one winter. He was heading home from work and happened upon the neighbor boy stuck and waiting on his dad to show up. The Mr could have driven by, or just checked on him, but he went a step further and actually helped get him out of the snow bank.

Maybe these aren’t big things, but they’re moments that stick out to me. Events of total kindness. Do you have any stories like these?

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Apple Cinnamon Streusel Muffins Recipe from

If you’re looking for a quick and tasty apple cinnamon muffin, look no further. These muffins are moist and packed with flavor. They’re a perfect breakfast on the go or snack. They’d also make a great gift to someone, because who wouldn’t love to receive a basket full of homemade muffins? Try these, you’ll be glad you did!

Apple Cinnamon Streusel Muffins

Moist and fluffy cinnamon muffins with chunks of tender apples throughout, finished off with a crisp streusel topping.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Muffin
Servings: 12 muffins



  • 1/4 C light brown sugar
  • 1/4 C all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter softened


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


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Prepare a muffin pan with 12 liners.
  • In a small bowl, combine topping ingredients. Work together with a fork until combined and crumbly. Set aside.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, or large bowl, cream together butter and sugars. Mix in egg, vanilla and yogurt until nearly combined. Add remaining dry ingredients (minus apples), mixing until just smooth. Stir in apple chunks by hand.
  • Divide batter between prepared liners. Fill each liner roughly 3/4 full or one large heaping scoop per liner. Sprinkle with topping.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted only has a few moist crumbs clinging.
  • Cool on a wire rack. Store in an airtight container.


An original recipe from Baked by Rachel

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33 Responses to “Apple Cinnamon Streusel Muffins”

  1. #
    Javi Trulove @ T3treats — October 2, 2013 at 6:51 am

    Wow, So fluffy and Delicious.. i think that this is one of your best Apple recipes you have :)

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      Rachel — October 2, 2013 at 7:27 am

      Aww thank you :)

  2. #
    Tracey — October 2, 2013 at 7:24 am

    You are more than welcome to deliver a basket of homemade muffins to my house any day of the week! :) These sound great!

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      Rachel — October 2, 2013 at 7:27 am

      Hahaha I’ll keep that in mind ;)

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    Amy @ The Nifty Foodie — October 2, 2013 at 8:33 am

    It really restores my faith in humanity when someone does something to really help another person’s day be a little bit better. :-)

    These muffins look great!

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      Rachel — October 2, 2013 at 8:56 am

      Right? It’s even just the simple things and you never know how something so little can change a persons day.

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    Terri C — October 2, 2013 at 9:18 am

    What an inspiring post and a wonderful sounding recipe! The best part? I was drinking my Foldgers :)

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      Rachel — October 2, 2013 at 9:38 am

      Ha! Now you just need a muffin to pair with that coffee ;)

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    Jamie @lifelovelemons — October 2, 2013 at 10:03 am

    The topping on these looks amazinngggggg!

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      Rachel — October 2, 2013 at 3:11 pm

      Thanks Jamie! :)

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    Jennie @themessybakerblog — October 2, 2013 at 11:51 am

    These muffins look delicious. This is such a great post. Pinned!

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      Rachel — October 2, 2013 at 3:12 pm

      Thank you Jennie! :)

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    Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch — October 2, 2013 at 12:21 pm

    Love these muffins!!! I can just smell the apples and cinnamon baking!!! Yum

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      Rachel — October 2, 2013 at 3:12 pm

      Thanks Robyn! :)

  8. #
    Gaby — October 2, 2013 at 6:59 pm

    I would love to wake up to a big batch of these muffins!

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      Rachel — October 2, 2013 at 9:20 pm

      I completely agree :)

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    sally @ sallys baking addiction — October 2, 2013 at 8:43 pm

    I love throwing apples into muffins. Especially if streusel is involved. These look amazing Rachel, as always my friend. :)

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      Rachel — October 2, 2013 at 9:19 pm

      Streusel is always a big plus :) Thanks Sally!

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    Nessa — October 2, 2013 at 8:56 pm

    Perfect for an early morning treat :)

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      Rachel — October 2, 2013 at 9:20 pm

      Absolutely! :)

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    Laurie {Simply Scratch} — October 2, 2013 at 9:42 pm

    Totally love these muffins Rachel! Apple + cinnamon+streusel = amazing!

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      Rachel — October 3, 2013 at 7:32 am

      Thanks Laurie! :)

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    Jen @ Jen's Favorite Cookies — October 3, 2013 at 12:47 pm

    These muffins look so yummy. I love streusel on muffins!

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      Rachel — October 3, 2013 at 2:11 pm

      Thanks Jen!

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    Nichole @ Green Cuisine Queen — October 3, 2013 at 8:29 pm

    I make apple cinnamon muffins all the time, but I never add yogurt and I’m sure that makes them super moist! I’ll have to try that. Thanks for sharing! These pictures are making my mouth water :P

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      Rachel — October 4, 2013 at 7:26 am

      It truly does! You’ll have to try it sometime :)

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    Sharon — October 4, 2013 at 7:14 am

    I’m in when it comes to anything apple and/or streusel! These look delicious!

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    Nutmeg Nanny — October 4, 2013 at 3:30 pm

    Oh yum, I love streusel :) this looks delicious!!

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      Rachel — October 4, 2013 at 6:19 pm

      Thanks Brandy!

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    Dina — October 5, 2013 at 11:03 am

    they look yummy!

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    Jocelyn @ BruCrew Life — October 6, 2013 at 12:46 am

    I wish I had these for breakfast tomorrow morning!! They sound so good!! I’m totally with you on memories of strangers helping me. I think they stay with us because those people didn’t have to help, but did anyways. I believe those people are blessed for being a blessing, no matter how small! ;)

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    sharry maacks — October 22, 2013 at 6:44 pm

    I made these today and just ate my first one YUMMMMMMM
    i would however suggest you chop your apples very small i think mine at a 1/4″ were too big and make a little extra topping i ran o0ut before i ran out of batter

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      Rachel — October 23, 2013 at 7:24 am

      I’m glad to hear you enjoyed them. I do stand by my original recommendation of 1/4″ considering that is the size of my pinky nail. Definitely not too large so perhaps your 1/4″ was much larger. ;) Something such as that should always been considered a guide and a recommendation, while certain ingredient amounts should never be considered a recommendation. Hope that helps!

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