Print Recipe

Cinnamon Apple Muffins

These fluffy, moist cinnamon apple muffins are such a treat for breakfast or afternoon tea. Packed with apple chunks and topped with a dusting of cinnamon.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12
Author: Jennifer Pallian BSc, RD


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 ½ cup peeled chopped apple (from 1 large or 2 medium)
  • Thinly sliced apple plus a dusting of cinnamon for topping (optional)


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Prepare a 12-cup muffin tin by lining with paper liners or greasing well.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. In a separate bowl, whisk together oil, egg and buttermilk. Add to dry ingredients and gently incorporate using a rubber spatula until about 80% combined. Fold in chopped apple to finish combining. (You don't ever want to over-stir muffins or they'll be tough).
  • Divide batter among muffin cups and top with apple slices and a dusting of cinnamon, if desired. Bake for 20-22 minutes, until golden brown and tops spring back when lightly touched. Transfer to wire racks to cool.