Apple Pie Muffins

Have you seen the muffin man?  Well, which way did he go?  He just stole my apple pie muffins!!  Wait, that wasn’t the muffin man!  It was my husband, & I am pretty sure he had two adorable little girls as his helpers!  Looks like I need to whip up some more, huh?  

Ok, let’s prepare the batter ingredients.

Beat the flour, egg, buttermilk, melted butter, vanilla, & brown sugar until well combined.  

Stir in the diced apples.

Now, lets assemble the ingredients for the strudel topping.

  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp melted butter

Stir the strudel topping together using a fork.

Grease your muffin cups, or spray them with Baker’s Joy like I do – or line with muffin liners if you wish.  Fill the muffin cups to the top with the batter.

Sprinkle generously with the topping.

Bake in an oven preheated to 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes.  Cool on a wire rack.

These are also really good with pears, or a mixture of pears & apples. They have such a wonderful ‘pie’ flavor to them either way you decide to do it!

Apple Pie Muffins
  • 2¼ cups self rising flour (or all purpose flour+1 tsp baking soda & ½ tsp salt)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • ½ cup melted butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1.5 cups packed brown sugar
  • 2.5 cups apples, peeled & diced
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 12 cup muffin tin or line with paper muffin cups.
  2. In a large bowl, combine 2¼ cups flour, baking soda, & salt (or use self rising flour).Beat in the egg, buttermilk, melted butter, vanilla and 1½ cups of brown sugar until well combined. Stir in the diced apples. Stir just until everything is blended. Spoon into the prepared muffin tin, filling the cups to the top.
  3. In a small bowl, stir together ½ cup of brown sugar, ⅓ cup flour, cinnamon, & melted butter.. Sprinkle this over the tops of the muffins.
  4. Bake for 25-30 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the tops of the muffins spring back when lightly pressed.

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  • You had me with “apple pie.” These sound delicious. Thanks, too, for giving the equivalent to the self-rising flour. I seldom keep self-rising flour and, as a consequence, generally skip over recipes that call for it as an ingredient. I’m going to try this recipe over the weekend.

  • WOW! These sounds amazing…and I love your muffin pan! Coming over from Prairie Story Recipe Swap. Would love to have you check out my blog and join my carnival on Thursdays. And I currently have a Girl Scout Cookie giveaway going on. Have a great weekend.

    Around My Family Table

  • These do sound absolutely lovely. I’ve bookmarked the recipe to try very soon!

    By the way, I’m co-hosting a new foodie blog hop on Fridays called Feed Me Tweet Me Follow Me Home. You would be very welcome if you would care to pop by and join in tomorrow 🙂

    Thanks again for the great recipe!

  • Anonymous

    Snow Day here in the east – woke up to an official total of a foot and a half. Yikes.
    Morning tea and my laptop led me to this recipe (I always stop at Mrs. Happy Homemaker!).
    Had all the ingredients on hand in my snowed in kitchen.
    The kids are now munching on the yummy, yummiest muffins ever while also shoveling and plowing us out so we can rejoin civilization!
    Will be sharing this recipe – it’s a keeper 🙂

  • ann

    Oooh, my family would love these. We love apple pie. I’m making these soon!

  • YUM!

  • Oooooo, those look delicious!
    Thanks so much for linking up!

  • Finally, now I can have apple pie for breakfast!

  • Oh! This recipe looks soooo good! I have to make it this weekend. I love your caramic pans and the mixing bowl.

    Thanks for sharing!

  • Mmm. These sound wonderful. I love muffins so I’ll have to save your recipe.

  • Hi Crystal,
    Your Apple Pie Muffin is sitting on my plate, I am going to have it with my coffee. It looks delicious and I can’t wait to try it. Thank you so much for sharing it with us here at Full Plate Thursday. You have a great week end and please come back!

  • That topping on your muffins just draws me in. These sound really good. I have a linky party on my blog every week called “Sweets for a Saturday” and I’d like to invite you to stop by this weekend and link your recipe up.

  • Thanks for linking up to the It’s a Keeper Thursday blog hop! I hope you come back next week and link something new!

    Have a great weekend!

    It’s a Keeper

  • Amy

    Love your idea of putting an apple pie and a muffin together! Now I can have desserts for breakfast! 😀

  • These look really yummy! Can’t wait to try them, thanks for sharing!!

  • These absolutely look scrumptious!!! Not sure I’d be able to eat just one… Oh and your mixing bowl is adorable!!!!!

  • These look so delicious! What a great desert idea, I can’t wait to try them at home 😀

  • How funny I just popped 2 jumbo muffin tins of these muffins in my oven – although your recipe sounds better….I always LOVE using self-riging flour in a recipe. Next time I will be using your recipe.

    ~avril 🙂

  • Jessica

    I just made these for breakfast and they came out great! Thanks for sharing!

  • Was just writing down your recipe to make these today and realized you didn’t have the whole recipe in the recipe box at the bottom. Your missing your topping recipe. I scrolled to the top to get it, but someone else might not realize they need to do this so I thought I would give you a heads up so you can fix it. Looking forward to trying these today!

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