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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

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  1. Connie says:

    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!

  2. Hala says:

    Where can I find the cinnamon chips?

    1. MBA says:

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

    2. Abbie says:

      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!

  3. Chris says:

    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

  4. Aimee says:

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