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Apple Cinnamon muffins with a crumb Streusel topping and a light drizzle of vanilla glaze- a perfect snack or breakfast for fall.

Apple Cinnamon Streusel Muffins

Apple cinnamon muffins with a crumb Streusel topping and a light drizzle of vanilla glaze.

Course Snack
Keyword apple, cinnamon, muffin, snack, streusel
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 16 minutes
Total Time 41 minutes
Author Kristen | Ella Claire & Co.


Apple Cinnamon Muffin

  • 1/2 cups unsalted butter softened to room temperature
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs large
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 cup yogurt or sour cream
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped apples tart green or other firm varieties
  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Cinnamon Streusel Crumb Topping

  • 1/4 cup butter melted
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 T granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour

Vanilla Glaze

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 T whole milk or cream
  • 1/2 tsp. good vanilla


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. 

Cinnamon Streusel Crumb Topping

  1. In a small bowl, use a fork to combine melted butter, sugars, cinnamon, and flour and set aside.


  1. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon and set aside. 

  2. In a mixer, beat butter and sugars together until light and fluffy- approximately 2 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time and mix well; then add vanilla. 

  3. Add yogurt/sour cream, milk, and dry ingredients and mix until just incorporated. Do not over-mix. Fold in chopped apple.

  4. Line a muffin pan with cupcake liners (my favorite kind linked below). Divide batter evenly between cups (recipe makes up to 15 muffins or you can add extra batter to the dozen for bigger, over-filled muffins)

  5. Divide crumble evenly between muffins, crumbling on top of each.

  6. Bake for 15-17 minutes or until toothpick comes out with only wet crumbles on it. Important- Do not overcook. 

Vanilla Glaze Drizzle

  1. Use a fork to whip together vanilla glaze. Allow muffins to cool before drizzling over the top. 

Recipe Notes

You can find my favorite muffin cup liners HERE- they are sturdy and awesome and the prettiest brown color! (affiliate link)