3 Apple Cinnamon Muffins with Oatmeal Crumb Topping on a wire cake stand

Best Apple Cinnamon Muffins with Crumb Topping

  • Author: Beth Le Manach
  • Prep Time: 45 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x


2 eggs

½ cup (90g) brown sugar

¾ cup (180ml) vegetable oil

2/3 cup (160ml) water

1 ¾ cup (210g) flour

2 tsp (10ml) baking powder

2 tsp (10ml) cinnamon

½ tsp (2.5ml) salt

¾ cup (110g) apples, diced

1/3 cup (50g) currants or raisins

1/3 cup (50g) walnuts, chopped

Crumb Topping:

4 tbsp. (30g) flour

3 tbsp. (25g) old fashioned oatmeal

1 tbsp. (12g) brown sugar

¼ tsp (1.25ml) cinnamon

½ tsp (2.5ml) baking powder

3 tbsp. (45ml) butter, melted

½ tsp (2.5ml) vanilla extract


Preheat oven to 375F (190C). Line a 12-cup muffin tin with muffin papers or spray with baking spray (This link goes to Amazon where I am compensated for products sold).

In a large bowl combine eggs, brown sugar, vegetable oil and water. Whisk to combine. Set aside.

In a medium size bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.

Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, in thirds, until combined. Do not over mix.

Fold in the apples, currants and walnuts. Set aside.

In a smaller bowl make the crumb topping. Combine the dry ingredients and whisk together. Then add the melted butter and the vanilla. Whisk together with a fork until a dry crumble is formed.

Scoop muffin batter into muffin tin with an ice cream scooper, filling ¾ of the way full. Top with 1 tsp of the crumble.

Bake for 20-25 mins until golden brown.



I like to use Fuji apples for these muffins but for a sweeter apple you could also use Gala apples.

Be sure to dice your apples on the small side so they are tender after they are baked.

These muffins freeze well! Once cooled transfer to a re=sealable plastic bag and freeze. Then wrap in paper towel and microwave on high for :30 increments until warmed through.

  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American

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