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Apple Snickerdoodle Muffins

These Apple Snickerdoodle Muffins are the perfect amount of sweetness, hint of tart, moist, and downright delicious. If you love snickerdoodles, you will fall in love with this muffin!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Apple Muffins, Snickerdoodle Muffins
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 17 minutes
Total Time 37 minutes
Servings 24
Calories 305 kcal
Author Yvonne


For the batter

  • 1 c. packed light brown sugar
  • 2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 large apple peeled, cored, and cut into 1/4 in. cubes
  • 1/2 c. canola oil
  • 1 c. granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 c. sour cream
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 3/4 tsp. salt
  • Nonstick cooking spray optional

For the topping

  • 3 tbsp. unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1/4 c. granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. ground cinnamon

For the glaze (optional)

  • 1/2 c. powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp. milk


Make the batter

  1. In a medium bowl, stir together 1/4 c. of the brown sugar, and 1 teaspoon of the cinnamon. Stir in the apple cubes and set aside. In a large bowl, using a hand mixer, beat together the oil, granulated sugar, and the remaining 3/4 c. brown sugar until combined.

  2. Add the eggs, sour cream, and vanilla and mix until smooth. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, nutmeg, the remaining 1 teaspoon cinnamon, and the salt. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until well combined. Fold in the cinnamon apples. Cover and refrigerate for 15 minutes. Preheat oven to 425F. Line two muffin tins with paper liners or spray with nonstick cooking spray.

Make the topping

  1. In a small bowl, using a fork, stir together the topping ingredients until the mixture is crumbly. Don't overmix. Set aside. Using a large ice cream scoop or spoon, fill the muffin cups almost to the top. Sprinkle about 1 tsp. of the topping over each muffin. Bake for 5 minutes, then reduce the oven temperature to 375F and bake for 11 to 13 minutes more. Insert a toothpick into the center of a muffin to make sure it comes out clean. Transfer to a wire rack to cool for 10 minutes.

  2. Make the glaze (optional): In a small bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar and milk. Drizzle on top.

Recipe Notes

Adapted from I Heart Naptime

Nutrition Facts
Apple Snickerdoodle Muffins
Amount Per Serving
Calories 305 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 22mg7%
Sodium 77mg3%
Potassium 137mg4%
Carbohydrates 52g17%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 27g30%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 130IU3%
Vitamin C 0.4mg0%
Calcium 62mg6%
Iron 1.7mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.