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Apple Muffins with Crumb Topping

Homemade Apple Muffins are a fall staple and they couldn't be easier or more delicious! This fantastic apple muffin recipe is perfectly spiced with chunks of apple throughout and topped with a sugar pecan crumb topping! Divine!
Course bread, Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword apple cinnamon muffins, apple muffin recipe, apple muffins
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 299kcal
Author Trish - Mom On Timeout


Apple Muffins:

  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup light brown sugar lightly packed
  • 1 egg
  • ¾ cup buttermilk
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup pecans chopped
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 2 cups cooking apples chopped (about 2 apples)

Sugar Pecan Topping:

  • ½ cup pecans chopped
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup salted butter melted
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line two muffin pans with liners for 16 muffins and set aside.

Apple Muffins:

  • In a large bowl, whisk together vegetable oil, granulated sugar, and brown sugar until combined. Whisk in egg and buttermilk until incorporated.
  • In a separate bowl, combine flour, pecans, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, salt, baking powder, and apples. Stir until combined making sure apples are fully coated in flour mixture.
  • Add the dry ingredients to wet ingredients and stir until just combined. Don't overmix.
  • Scoop batter into lined muffin tins until two thirds full.

Sugar Pecan Topping:

  • Make sugar pecan topping by stirring together pecans, flour, melted butter, and granulated sugar. Sprinkle topping over muffins.
  • Bake in oven for 25 to 30 minute or until a tester comes out clean or with a few moist crumbs.
  • Transfer muffins to a separate cooling rack to finish cooling.


Tools Needed

Muffin Pan | Parchment Liners


Calories: 299kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 190mg | Potassium: 161mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 126IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 67mg | Iron: 1mg