Apple Cinnamon Chip Muffins

I figured I would take a brief break from my pumpkin extravaganza and bake with another fall favorite…apples! I came across this recipe on allrecipes. The crumb topping is what sold me. I have yet to meet someone that is not smitten with a crumb topping!

I decided to tweak this recipe a tad by adding in some applesauce and throwing in mini cinnamon chips. If you missed my post about these lovely cinnamon morsels, you can head directly to The Prepared Pantry site to order them.

These muffins baked up nicely and were super moist, the mini chips added a nice burst of cinnamon flavor, plus they added those beautiful flecks of color to the muffin. These moist apple cinnamon muffins would be a delectable breakfast or mid afternoon snack, and they were perfect with a cup of tea!

Speaking of muffins, I just purchased a extra large muffin tin and liners from amazon. If you have any muffin recipes that yield a big, moist, bakery style muffin, send them my way by leaving a comment on this post, via email at mybakingaddiction{at} or through Twitter.

Thanks for stopping by, have a fabulous fall day!

Apple Cinnamon Chip Muffins


For the Muffins

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter
1 cup white sugar
2 eggs
1 1/4 teaspoons vanilla
1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 1/2 cups chopped apples
1/2 cup miniature cinnamon chips

For the Crumb Topping

1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon butter


1. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C). Grease a 12 cup muffin pan.

2. In a medium bowl, mix flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.

3. In a large bowl, beat together butter, sugar and eggs until smooth. Mix in vanilla and applesauce. Stir in apples, and gradually blend in the flour mixture. Fold in the cinnamon chips. Spoon the mixture into the prepared muffin pan.

4. In a small bowl, mix brown sugar, flour and cinnamon. Cut in butter until mixture is like coarse crumbs. Sprinkle over tops of mixture in muffin pan.

5. Bake 20 minutes in the preheated oven, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean. Allow to sit 5 minutes before removing muffins from pan. Cool on a wire rack.

- adapted from allrecipes


17 Responses to “Apple Cinnamon Chip Muffins”

  1. Katie @ goodLife {eats} — November 3, 2009 at 2:40 pm

    YUM! I will have to look in to if those chips are processed with peanuts or not. I have not been able to find cinnamon chips in store, but would love to try them!


  2. Smitten Sugar — November 3, 2009 at 3:37 pm

    Yummm I would love one of these right now! What a fun treat for a snack or for breakfast!


  3. Memória — November 3, 2009 at 5:04 pm

    These look great! I love almost anything with apple, but I'm not a fan of pumpkin, so I appreciate the break.

    I suggest the blueberry muffins on allrecipes. I think it is called "To die for" blueberry muffins or something like that. They are awesome! My students always love them.


  4. Ingrid — November 3, 2009 at 6:23 pm

    Those look terrific!

    I like your glass acorns! Your photos are always so put together!


  5. Jenn — November 3, 2009 at 7:05 pm

    oh these look fabulous! so fab i'm tempted to make them now, even without the cinnamon chips (which i now need!).

    one question – do you think they would freeze well? we have a hard time plowing through all the stress baking i'm doing with midterms, so it's freezer safe or not getting baked!


  6. Sara — November 3, 2009 at 10:31 pm

    Apples are right up there with pumpkin for me, so bring on the apple recipes! :) These muffins look great, I bet they are wonderful.


  7. Yael — November 3, 2009 at 11:47 pm

    Wow! Those look amazing! Anything with that combination of ingredients has to be great.


  8. Christy — November 4, 2009 at 6:36 am

    Delish! I love your little acorns!! Too cute!


  9. Donna-FFW — November 4, 2009 at 7:08 am

    I wish I could find those cinnamon chips here, when I do, Im making these!


  10. Sunny — November 6, 2009 at 5:38 pm

    Just wanted to say I made these last night and they are terrific, especially warm…not too dry, not too moist….A+!! =)


  11. Aimee — December 13, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    Do you have a recommendation on what type of apples to use? how big did you cut them & did you peel them?


  12. Chris — January 29, 2012 at 10:03 am

    Just made these…I skipped the crumble topping and added 2 tsp apple pie spice to the batter, and they are just fabulous. Light and loaded with flavour. Thanks for sharing this delicious recipe!

    Nutrition per muffin (if you make 12): 284 calories, 11.3g fat, 51mg Cholesterol, 41.6 Carbohydrates, 1g Fiber, 3.9g Protein


  13. Hala — December 5, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Where can I find the cinnamon chips?


    • MBA — December 19, 2012 at 9:47 pm

      You should be able to find cinnamon chips at the grocery store. They are made my Hershey. Good luck and have a great day!

    • Abbie — February 7, 2014 at 9:32 am

      The Prepared Pantry carries cinnamon chips that are made from real cinnamon and natural ingredients. They are tiny (like the photo) smaller than mini chocolate chips and they can be refrigerated or frozen to extend shelf life. You can order them at But beware the website is fantastic – they carry so many wonderful products for baking!

  14. Connie — September 15, 2013 at 3:43 pm

    Try Pumpkin Apple Streusel Muffins from The Kitchen is My Playground…..I have made and they are jumbo and the reviews are great for them!
    Can’t wait to try yours also!



Leave a Comment