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Moist Apple Muffins

Updated: Nov 2, 2023

Apple Muffin with sugar coated top and purple flours in the background
Moist Apple Muffins

These moist apple muffins are loaded with apple chunks, swirls of cinnamon, and a crispy sugar topping, its delicious to say the least. Make them perfectly moist by opting to shred 1 of the 3 apples allowing some of the apple to melt right into the batter. These muffins are not only moist, but also light and not too sweet. I would happily eat one for a quick breakfast or dessert. Another perk is the amazing smell these little guys make while they bake. The first time I attempted an apple muffin recipe, they came out a bit too dry. I tweaked it just right including swapping out butter for oil, which made a big difference. Give them a try and let me know what you think. PS, sorry if I offended any one who hates the word MOIST.

Muffin sliced in half on a white plate. apple chunks visible inside muffin.
Moist Apple Muffin

Makes 12 Muffins

diagram of ingredients. Muffin batter with chunks of apple visible
Apple muffin Ingredients and batter


- 2 Cups All Purpose Flour

- 1 Tsp Baking Soda

- 1/4 Tsp Baking Powder

- 1/4 Tsp salt

- 2 Tsp Cinnamon

- 2 Cups Peeled Apples, ( dice 2 and grate 1 apple)

- 1/2 Cup Vegetable Oil

- 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar

- 1/2 Cup Granulated Sugar

- 2 Eggs

- 2 Tsp Vanilla Extract

- 1/2 Cup Milk with 1 tsp Vinegar. (OR 1/4 cup milk and 1/4 cup Apple sauce)


- 1/3 Cup Brown Sugar

- 1 Tbsp Granulated sugar

- 1 Tbsp Cinnamon


- Pre heat oven

to 350F.

- Grease or line one 12 slot muffin pan.

Apple muffin batter pre and post baking in muffin tin
Apple Muffin Batter

- Whisk together dry ingredient except sugar.

- In a separate bowl, Whisk together oil and sugar, then add eggs, milk and vanilla

- Add wet ingredients to the dry stirring together just until combined.

- Fold in the shredded and diced apple pieces

- Fill muffin tray to just below the top.

- Mix together sugar and cinnamon for topping, then sprinkle a light coating on top of the batter.

- Bake for 15 to 18 minutes until a tooth pick comes out clean

- Allow to cool in the tray for 5 minutes before removing to a cooling rack

inside of apple muffin with cubes of apple visible.
Moist Apple Muffin

Whether it's Sweet or Savoury, let it be made with love!

Check out my You Tube channel "Sweet and Savoury @hollysrecipes22" to see how this recipe was made and others.

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