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Apple Snickerdoodle Muffins

Moist homemade apple muffins with a sweet cinnamon-sugar snickerdoodle topping. A family friendly breakfast, perfect for Fall and all year long!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time18 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Muffin
Servings: 7 muffins


  • 1/4 C applesauce
  • 1/2 Tb vegetable oil
  • 1/4 C granulated sugar
  • 1/4 C light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp ground cloves
  • 2 tsp baking powder 
  • 3/4 C shredded apples
  • 1 C all purpose flour


  • 2 Tb granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a regular muffin with 8 paper liners.
  • Peel and shred apples. Squeeze out excess juice. 
  • In a large bowl or stand mixer, combine applesauce, vegetable oil and sugars. Mix in egg and vanilla. With mixer running on low, add in salt and spices. Mix in apples. When apples are equally distributed, mix in flour. Mix until just combined. 
  • Using a large cookie scoop, divide batter between prepared lineres. 
  • Mix together remaining sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle over each portion of batter. 
  • Bake for 18-20 minutes. Cool in pan for 2 minutes before transfering to a wire rack to cool completely. 
  • Store in an arightight container for up to several days. 


An original recipe from Baked by Rachel