Apple Cinnamon Muffin Recipe with Streusel Topping

It’s no secret that apple cinnamon streusel muffins are perfect on a crisp fall morning. You’re in for a treat with these easy fall muffins and the house is going to smell amazing!

If you’ve never made a streusel, it’s just a delicious crumb topping that you can choose to add or leave off. Keep reading for apple suggestions and tips for making the most delicious muffin.

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The perfect streusel topping adds a sweet crunch to these fall favorite muffins.

Be sure to check out my Caramel Apple Cupcakes for a super fun and delicious dessert that everyone will love.

Apple Cinnamon Streusel Muffins Recipe

Here at Ruffle and Rain Boots, I think muffins are the second most perfect thing (next to cupcakes, of course). Are they breakfast? Yes. A dessert? Yes. A snack? Yes. I don’t care when I can eat these muffins as long as I can. They’re just that good.

And the easy crumb topping recipe takes these over the top. Let’s make the best apple muffins with simple ingredients and simple steps because I’d rather be sipping coffee and eating these than writing.

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If you love baking for fall, add these cinnamon apple muffins into your rotation.

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Types of Apples to Use for Muffins

Baking apples are best in this recipe. When shopping for or picking apples, a few of the varieties I like to use are Gala, Braeburn, Granny Smith, and Honey Crisp (my favorite).

When cutting the apples for muffins, keep them chopped and not diced. We want to actually TASTE the apple pieces in these because of the chunky crumble topping.

How Do I Know When the Muffins are Done?

There are ways to tell that the muffins are done baking all the way: look at the top of the muffin. A golden brown coloring is the indication that the muffins are ready to enjoy.

You can also insert a clean toothpick into the center of the muffin. And honestly, I do this for EVERYTHING I bake. It’s the easiest way to check if the inside of the muffin is baked all the way. If the toothpick comes out clean, the muffins are done and ready to take out of the oven. And then I have to wait…

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The crumb topping on these apple muffins makes these a crowd favorite.

If You Want to Take These Fall Muffins Over the Edge…

Now this isn’t included in the recipe card below because it’s a bit “extra,” just like the included streusel recipe. If you want to WOW everyone, I got this tip from Robyn with Add a Pinch:

  • brown butter in a sauce pan
  • mix up a batch of cinnamon sugar (1/4 cup white, granulated sugar and 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon)
  • dip the tops of the muffin in the browned butter and then in the sugar topping

How to Make Apple Cinnamon Streusel Muffins

This recipe is an easy way to make warm and delicious fall muffins. Read through or print out the recipe below after reading the tips above. Note: I’m using a jumbo muffins but you can make “normal” ones in a muffin tin.

Yield: 6 jumbo muffins

Apple Cinnamon Streusel Muffins

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These Apple Cinnamon Streusel Muffins are the best muffins! Sweet and full of wonderful apple flavor.

Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes


Muffin Ingredients

  • 2 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup Softened Butter
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/2 cup Greek Yogurt
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2-3 Apples, cored and chopped

Streusel Topping Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 T White Sugar
  • 3 T Brown Sugar
  • 3 T Melted Butter


  1. Preheat the oven to 400F and add muffin liners to your muffin pans. Set aside. I'm making 6 jumbo muffins, but you can make regular, as well. Ingredients needed for a fall muffin recipe with apples, cinnamon, and a crumb topping.
  2. Starting on the muffins, whisk the baking powder, salt, all-purpose flour, baking soda, and cinnamon then set aside. Dry ingredients for apple muffins shown in glass bowl on white counter.
  3. Grab a big bowl and beat the butter and brown sugar together until fluffy (will take a couple of minutes). Butter and brown sugar combined thoroughly in glass mixing bowl on white counter.
  4. Add in and beat the eggs, Greek yogurt, and vanilla extract and make sure that it's mixed well. Vertical image showing eggs, yogurt, and vanilla added to partial muffin batter mix.
  5. Add the dry ingredients, incorporate, and then fold in the chopped apples. Mixed apple cinnamon muffin batter in glass bowl with apples on white counter.
  6. Put the batter into the muffin liners. Image with apples and muffin batter in baking cups in a jumbo muffin tin.
  7. To make the streusel (an easy crumb topping recipe), stir all the ingredients together and add the crumb topping on the muffin batter. Image showing the creation of a streusel crumb topping for apple muffins.
  8. Put in the oven and bake for 8 minutes. Then put the heat to 350 degrees and bake for another 15-20 minutes. Vertical image of jumbo apple cinnamon streusel muffins in a baking tin on white background.


This is a perfect fall muffin recipe to warm you up on those chilly mornings. Apple varieties which work best in this recipe are Braeburn, Gala, Granny Smith, and Honey Crisp.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 532Total Fat: 23gSaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 119mgSodium: 772mgCarbohydrates: 73gFiber: 4gSugar: 33gProtein: 9g

All nutrition information is estimated. For accuracy, please calculate your exact brands and ingredients if accuracy is desired.

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