The Best Apple Pie Muffins Ever

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 25 mins

I got this recipe from a friend. I make these often and take them to many potlucks, office parties, the cottage, picnics, children's lunch and the list goes on. Recipe from the cookbook "Just The Best."

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Note:.
  2. cinnamon could be added to the batter ( about 1 teaspoon or less).
  3. Topping: In a small bowl toss together sugar, flour, butter and cinnamon until crumbly; set aside.
  4. Muffins: In a large bowl whisk together brown sugar, oil, egg and vanilla until smooth.
  5. In a separate bowl, sift together flour, soda and salt.
  6. Stir oil mixture into flour mixture alternately with buttermilk.
  7. Fold in apples, mixing just until combined.
  8. Spoon into greased muffin cups filling 3/4 full.
  9. Sprinkle topping over evenly.
  10. Bake at 350°F for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown and tops spring back.


Most Helpful

Wow!! Those are possibly the best muffins I have ever made (& I bake a lot)! I read through the reviews and altered it slightly..grated the apples, used salted butter (wasn't too salty), split the flour and did 1 1/2 cups of reg. flour and 1 c. whole wheat flour. I also did 1/2 tsp. baking soda and 1/2 tsp. baking powder (instead of all b.soda), added 1/2 tsp. of cinnamon to the muffin mix and 1/4 tsp. of nutmeg. Lastly, I didn't have buttermilk, so did the 1 c. of milk with 1 Tbl. lemon juice method and that worked just fine. Oh, and I doubled the topping! YUM!

My twins (even my picky eater) and hubby gobbled them up and asked for more! This is going to become a regular recipe in my arsenol! Thank you SO much for sharing, Dotty!~ :)

CuteCookie January 21, 2011

great recipe. i used only 1/2 cup oil, and 1 cup of sugar. i needed to add an additional 2 tbsp of flour to the topping to get it crumbly - it was pure liquid after i followed the recipe directions.

it's not easy being green April 21, 2010

Very good and very moist
here are the changes I made because of the reviews I read. I melted 1/8 cup and used 1/8 cup just regular temp of the butter for topping and I added to topping 1/3 cup oatmeal
for muffins I used in place of all white flour 1 1/2 cup white and 1 cup whole wheat flour
I used 1/3 cup oil and 1/3 cup applesauce
I added 1 tsp baking powder to the 1 teaspoon of baking soda
I used 2 cups grated apple and 1 cup diced apple or 2 large granny smith apples
I added 1 tsp cinnamon and a sprinkle of cloves to the muffin dough I would have used nutmeg in place of the cloves but because of conflicts with medicine I cannot use nutmeg in my cooking
It made 24 mini and 12 regular size muffins. as always each and everyone has a different temperature for there ovens so mine took 27 min for large muffin and 25 for minis it may take less time or more depending on your oven temperature.

muffinlady March 28, 2011

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