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Apple Streusel Muffins

Apple Streusel Muffins are full of tender, juicy pieces of apple, incredibly moist, spiced with cinnamon, and topped with a buttery, crisp crumble!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Apple Streusel Muffins
Servings: 12
Calories: 347kcal



  • 2 eggs, large
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups apples, tart finely chopped Granny Smith or similar

Streusel Topping

  • 1/4 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  • Spray muffin tin with cooking spray or line 12 muffin cups with muffing papers.
  • In a small mixing bowl, beat together eggs and sugar.
  • Add the sour cream, oil, and vanilla and beat to combine.
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt.
  • Add the wet ingredients and stir just until combined.
  • Gently add the chopped apples and fold to combine.
  • Divide the batter among the muffin cups.

Streusel Topping

  • Cut the butter into the flour, brown sugar, salt, and cinnamon until the mixture resembles course crumbs.
  • Place 1-2 tablespoons of streusel mixture on the top of the batter of each muffin.
  • Bake for 18-22 minutes, just until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean.


Nutrition facts are approximate.

Tips for baking the perfect muffins.

  • Don’t overwork the batter, unless the recipe like this one has a step for creaming ingredients together, stir them by hand. Overworked muffins do not rise as well and can be tough.
  • Do not full the muffin tin all the way to the top with batter. Three-fourth full is usually perfect.
  • A 4-ounce ice cream scoop or a 1/4 measuring cup is the perfect amount for a standard size muffin tin.


Calories: 347kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 253mg | Potassium: 147mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 288IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 58mg | Iron: 2mg