Apple Cinnamon Muffins – Deliciously moist and fluffy cinnamon-spiced muffins that are loaded with juicy apple chunks. These Apple Cinnamon Muffins are the perfect start to autumn/fall baking!
Apple Cinnamon Muffins
I absolutely love autumn – it’s definitely my favourite season, and not just because I get to bake up all of the warm, cozy treats… Well, maybe.
This apple cinnamon muffin recipe is a great start to your autumn/fall baking. These muffins are moist and fluffy (as well as being a little dense), they’re perfectly spiced with cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg, and LOADED with juicy apple chunks.
If you love the warm flavour combination of apple and cinnamon together, then you are gonna love these muffins!
Ingredients you’ll need
Here’s a list of ingredients you’ll need to make these muffins. You can find my recipe card at the bottom of this post for the complete list with their amounts.
- Plain/all-purpose flour
- Baking powder
- Ground cinnamon
- Ground ginger
- Ground nutmeg
- Large eggs
- Caster/granulated sugar
- Buttermilk: See my recipe notes below on how to make your own.
- Vegetable oil
- Vanilla extract
- Apples: You’ll need 2 small apples, peeled, cored, and chopped into small chunks.
How to make Apple Cinnamon Muffins
To make these muffins, simply start by whisking together the flour, baking powder, salt, and spices. Set aside.
In a separate large mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs and sugar until thick and light in colour.
Add the buttermilk, oil, and vanilla, and whisk until combined.
Add the dry ingredients in thirds and whisk in until just combined – do not overmix. Fold in the apple chunks.
The mixture will be thick and somewhat lumpy.
Spoon the mixture into a muffin pan lined with muffin cases (filling to the tops), and bake for 15 – 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean.
Allow to cool for 5 – 10 minutes in the pan before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.
The printable recipe card with the FULL list of ingredients and instructions can be found at the bottom of this post.
NOTE: For best results, I highly recommend using the gram measurements (with a digital scale), rather than the cup measurements.
Cup measurements are simply not accurate enough, and I cannot guarantee the best results if you use them.
Which apples are best for muffins?
I love my sweet AND tart apples for baking with, so here is a small list of apples I highly recommend for these muffins.
- Granny Smith: This tart apple keeps baked goods from being overly sweet.
- Braeburn: A slightly sweeter apple I love using in bread and muffin recipes.
- Golden Delicious: Another sweet and juicy favourite of mine.
- Gala: A deliciously crisp and sweet apple.
You can use any apple you like that you just enjoy eating on its own. It’s entirely up to you! Also, if desired, you can even leave the skin on (like I did for these muffins) instead of peeling them.
These Apple Cinnamon Muffins are:
- so quick and easy to make
- incredibly moist and fluffy (and a little dense)
- spiced with cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg
- loaded with juicy apple chunks
- the perfect muffins to enjoy warm on an autumn/fall morning!
How long will these muffins last? These muffins will stay fresh in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days.
Can I freeze these muffins? Yes, they also freeze well for up to 2 months. Thaw overnight in the fridge. If desired, warm up in the microwave for a few seconds before serving.
If you try this recipe, let us know! Leave a comment, rate it, and don’t forget to tag me on Instagram and hashtag it #marshasbakingaddiction. I’d love to see!
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