January 31, 2014

Cooking | Apple Pie Muffins

Hi ladies! Since I started trying to eat clean this summer, I have found myself craving sweets less, which saddens me a bit at the same time because I don't feel the urge to bake desserts as often... except that I have found one healthy and delicious alternative, which are these scrumptious apple pie muffins!

*The following recipe is supposed to yield about 12 muffins but I got much more - although smaller - since I made them using my Babycakes Cupcake Maker.

For the muffins:
  • ½ c. butter, softened
  • 1¼ c. sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 2 x eggs
  • 1¾ c. flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ c. milk
For the apple pie filling:
  • 2 c. chopped apple
  • ¼ c. sugar
  • ¼ tsp. cinnamon
  • 4 Tbsp. butter
For the streusel topping:
  • 1 c. flour
  • ⅓ c. brown sugar
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ⅓ c. butter, room temperature

Start by making the apple pie filling. Melt 4 Tbsp.butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add apples and ¼ tsp.cinnamon and ¼ c. sugar. Cook until apples are soft and the butter and sugar has made a thick syrup. About 5 minutes.

For the muffins, cream together the first four ingredients, then beat in the two eggs.

Combine the flour, baking powder, and ½ tsp. cinnamon, then stir in the dry mixture alternately with the milk. Fold in the apples, and fill muffin tins ¾ full.

Combine streusel ingredients and blend until it forms pea sized crumbs, then top the muffins with streusel. Bake in a 375º oven for 30 minutes (I baked each batch 5 minutes in my Babycakes).


Recipe adapted from Frankly Entertaining


  1. Good God these look good! My mouth is watering x
    Živa from Nothin' Fancy. Really.

  2. Gaby you post the most awesome recipes. I will have to try this. We moved houses and the kitchen is bigger. Can't wait to get my bake on. Thanks for the recipe!

  3. Wow they look sooo good! I wish i could grab one throught my screen here! Thanks for recipe

  4. They look lovely! Week end baking for me :)