Upside Down Apple Cinnamon Muffins

Total Time
Prep 35 mins
Cook 20 mins

For the Make It Healthier tag game, I lightened up MsSally's"Buttery Cinnamon Muffins, #277875", by using low fat yogurt, skim milk, eliminating the vegetable shortening, and adding apples. This would be good with peaches or apricots, too.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 375º.
  2. Generously spray 12 muffin tins.
  3. Mix together the 4 tablespoons of sugar and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon; sprinkle less than a teaspoon of this mixture into each tin.
  4. Reserve rest for layering in the batter.
  5. Stir together apple and honey.
  6. Spoon about 2 tablespoons of the apple mixture into each muffin cup.
  7. In a medium size bowl, lightly spoon flour into measuring cups, and level with a knife.
  8. Combine flour and the next 3 ingredients (flour through salt) in this bowl, stirring well with a whisk.
  9. Make a well in center of flour mixture.
  10. In another medium size bowl, combine the yogurt, butter, milk, and egg in a bowl, stirring well with a whisk.
  11. Add yogurt mixture to flour mixture, stirring just until moist.
  12. It will be thick.
  13. Spoon half the batter into each tin, sprinkle on some reserved cinnamon sugar, and top with remaining batter.
  14. Top with the reserved cinnamon sugar.
  15. Bake at 375º for 20 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.
  16. Cool in the pan for 15 minutes.
  17. Flip the pan onto a wire rack WITHOUT removing the pan immediately.
  18. Even if the apples do stay in the pan, simply spoon them onto the top of the muffins.


Most Helpful

Yummo, Ihalved the cinnamon though as we dont like it too much... a littke s fine though. I sliced the apples so they looked extra pretty, and finely diced the left over apple apple and added it to the second half of the muffin mixture. They turned out great :)

Roxanne O. June 26, 2014

Thanks WiGal...very good one! soooo boys loved it...AFter i took the pan out of the oven i just flipped it over and left it that way for 10 minutes or so .And then I took the pan out .The muffin came out easy no problem...

sheena101112 July 31, 2012

I really loved the flavor of these muffins! All that cinnamony goodness. I had these little muffins in the oven already when I noticed an egg sitting on the counter....oops...I never added the egg. No wonder the batter was quite thick. These still baked up nicely without the egg, just maybe a little more dense, so it worked for me. I will be making these again... with the egg next time. :)

Kim127 November 04, 2008

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