Apple Cinnamon Chip Muffins

These soft and tender apple cinnamon chip muffins are perfect for Fall! Filled with diced apples, cinnamon goodness and a streusel topping, they are impossible to resist. Freezer friendly and vegetarian.

A split open Apple Cinnamon Chip Muffin on a beige plate.

Note: This recipe is NOT dairy free. It was published before Cook Nourish Bliss transitioned to dairy free recipes and remains popular with long time readers. You can try using substitutions to make it dairy free, however I have not tested this myself and can’t say how it will turn out.

Sunday was the first time this month that it actually felt like fall.  

The weather was absolutely perfect.  We took our dog for a walk in the morning and there was an ever-so-slight chill in the air.  

I have been waiting patiently to start baking with all those flavors reminiscent of the fall season, but just couldn’t do it while the weather was so horribly hot and humid.  

Needless to say, I headed right into the kitchen after our walk to bake up these muffins.

And these did not leave me disappointed.  They are full of all those amazing fall flavors I’ve been dreaming about during the heat of the summer.  

These are moist and packed with cinnamon apple deliciousness.  We enjoyed this breakfast treat outside with a cup of coffee, which made for a great morning. 

Apple Cinnamon Muffins on dishes with a cup of coffee.

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Apple Cinnamon Chip Muffins

Apple Cinnamon Chip Muffins

Yield: 12 muffins
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

These soft and tender apple cinnamon chip muffins are perfect for Fall! Filled with diced apples, cinnamon goodness and a streusel topping, they are impossible to resist. Freezer friendly and vegetarian. 


For the muffins:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup packed light brown sugar
  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 2 large eggs
  • ¾ cup whole milk
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large apple, peeled and finely chopped (about 1 cup)
  • ¾ cup cinnamon chips

For the streusel:

  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup packed light brown sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 ½ tablespoons unsalted butter, cold and cut into small pieces


  1. Preheat the oven to 375ºF. Line a muffin tin with baking cups or grease with butter or non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.

To make the muffins:

  1. In a large bowl, add the flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Whisk to combine. Add in the brown sugar and whisk, making sure there are no large chunks.
  2. In a small bowl, add the butter, eggs, milk and vanilla extract. Whisk until well combined.
  3. Pour the liquid ingredients into the dry ingredients. Mix until just combined – do not over mix. Gently fold in the apples and cinnamon chips.
  4. Evenly distribute the batter in the prepared muffin tins.

To make the streusel:

  1. In a small bowl, add the flour, brown sugar and cinnamon. Whisk to combine. Add the butter chunks to the bowl. Using your fingers or a pastry blender, cut the butter into the mixture. Continue until the mixture resembles even-sized crumbs. Sprinkle some of the streusel over each muffin and gently press the crumbs into the batter.
  2. Bake for about 20 minutes, until the muffins are golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean.
  3. Let the muffins cool for a few minutes before removing from the pan.


Adapted from Dorie Greenspan's Baking From My Home To Yours

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 343Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 59mgSodium: 189mgCarbohydrates: 47gFiber: 1gSugar: 28gProtein: 4g

Nutrition data shown is an estimate provided by an online calculator and is for informational purposes only. It should not be considered a substitute for a medical professional’s advice.