Apple Pie Muffins

Adam was out of town this past weekend so I wanted to take the opportunity to do some baking.  I knew I wanted to do something with apples and so I went through all the recipes I had saved and came back across this one.  I wasn’t originally planning to do muffins, but I thought it would be good to have for breakfast and for Adam to take to his Monday meeting at work. Plus the name intrigued me, I was dying to know if these did indeed taste like apple pie.  So I set out making these, and I was not disappointed.  These tasted very similar to apple pie! These could actually be dessert if you wanted! The apples get soft and the muffin is so moist and the streusel on top gives it a nice crunch.  I will definitely be making these again and again.  These are great warm or room temperature, which ever you prefer.  I think these might even be some of the best muffins I’ve ever had.

Apple Pie Muffins
Source: My Baking Addiction
Makes 12 to 15 muffins


For the Muffin:
2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
2 tsp. apple pie spice
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 egg
1 cup buttermilk*
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 tsp. vanilla
1 1/2 cups brown sugar, packed
2 cups peeled, chopped apples (approximately 2 medium apples)

For the Topping:
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
1/3 cup all purpose flour
1/4 cup rolled oats (quick cooking works too)
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
3 tbsp. butter, melted

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line muffin tin with muffin liners, set aside.

In a large bowl, add 2 1/4 cups flour, apple pie spice, baking soda, and salt. Whisk together, set aside.

In a medium sized bowl, add melted butter, buttermilk, egg, vanilla and 1 1/2 cups brown sugar.  Stir together until sugar has dissolved and fully combined.

Add butter mixture to the flour mixture and stir until just incorporated.  Add apples and gently stir in to evenly distribute.

Using a large cookie scoop, scoop batter into prepared muffin tin, filling each tin to the top.

In a small bowl, add 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/3 cup flour, oats, and cinnamon.  Stir to combine.  Stir in the 3 tbsp. melted butter until fully incorporated.  Sprinkle mixture on top of each muffin, distributing evenly.

Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until a toothpick inserted comes out clean and the tops spring back when lightly touched.

Let cool slightly in the tin, then carefully remove muffins from the tin and cool on a cooling rack. Store in an airtight container.

*For Buttermilk Substitution: In a 1 cup liquid measurement, add 1 tbsp. vinegar and then fill the rest of the way up to 1 cup with milk. Let set for 10 minutes.

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  1. Holy cow! I think I might need to bake these on Sunday for next week (if I have time!) These are my kind of muffins 😉
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  2. These look and sound delicious. I’m definitely going to make them.

    Can you please tell me what apple pie spice is? I don’t think we can buy this in Australia but I might be able to mix it up myself.

  3. I’m sorry, these are APPLE. PIE. MUFFINS?! Holy flavor pop. I need about 8 of these please and thank you.
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  4. these look like amazing muffins!! i love that it’s APPLE PIE in a muffin form..i can already tell that the flavors are incredible!

  5. Wow! Must make these! I mean how could I possibly pass up the taste of apple pie without all the work?!
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  6. I’m so glad I remembered your blog name! But then, who can forget such a cute name?! 🙂 Just wanted to stop by and say hi! I’ll definitely be following your blog and your awesome food ideas. It was so nice to meet you guys last week on our get-aways! 🙂 You and your friends were so sweet to our girls and such fun to talk to! 🙂 Hope you guys had/have a great week. 🙂
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  7. I finally got a chance to make these…and they were fantastic!! YUM! Eric says these are his favorite muffins to date!
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  8. Just made them. Excellent!!