cinnamon apple muffins in a muffin tin with apples in the background

Cinnamon Apple Muffins

Cinnamon Apple Muffins are a delicious fall must have - and this is the best perfectly moist version there is. So quick & easy to make with a simple batter topped with your favorite apples and cinnamon sugar, the taste and texture will win over grow-ups and kids alike. And if by any chance you don't finish them - just know they freeeze really well.
Course Baked goods, Fika
Cuisine American, Northern European, Swedish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Servings 12 muffins
Calories 335kcal



Muffin batter

  • 125 g salted butter
  • 2 dl sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 4.5 dl flour
  • 1 tsp vanilla powder
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1.5 dl milk


  • 3 small apples peeled and sliced thin
  • 4 Tbsp sugar divided
  • 2 tsp cinnamon divided


  • Start by setting your oven for 200C/400F and place muffin liners in a muffin tin.
  • Then mix your apple slices with half the sugar and half the cinnamon stated for the topping. Set aside for now.
  • Melt the butter and without letting it cool too much, pour into a large bowl and follow with the sugar. Mix well and then mix in the eggs.
  • In a separate bowl, mix together the dry ingredients for the batter: flour, vanilla powder and baking powder. Then add it to the egg, butter & sugar mixture and mix well.
  • Add in the mik and mix again, until the batter has an even and smooth texture.
  • Pour or scoop the batter into your muffin liners. Don't fill them more than to 2/3. Then add the apple slices mixed with cinnamon sugar on top, and make sure to press them down a bit into the batter. Mix together the rest of the sugar & cinnamon and sprinkle on top.
  • Place the muffin tin in the oven and bake for about 18 minutes. Test with a cake tester or tooth pick - it should come out with no or very little cake batter when they are done. Enjoy!


Expert tips:
  1. Use a muffin tin to give them a nice shape & get that nice "overflowing" muffin feel.
  2. Use your favorite type of apple - a sweet red one like Ingrid Marie or Royal Gala, or for more acidity go for a green verson like Granny Smith instead.
  3. Test your muffins while baking - cook times vary with ovens even if you set the same temperature, so to be sure you're getting the right consistency check them after for example 15 minutes, 18 minutes and 20 minutes. Use a cake tester or a tooth pick - it should come out with no or very little batter. If not, cook a minute or so more and test it again.


Calories: 335kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 51mg | Sodium: 92mg | Potassium: 200mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 345IU | Vitamin C: 2.1mg | Calcium: 70mg | Iron: 2mg