Healthyish, Apple Cinnamon Muffins with Brown Sugar Oat Crumble

Apples are one of my favorite Fall fruits to bake with. Whether you are making turnovers, cakes, or muffins, apples enhance the flavor and texture of MOST recipes. And there is nothing better than a warm, apple cinnamon muffin with brown sugar oat crumble on a cold Fall day.

So, brew a hot pot of coffee and let’s get this recipe started.

Health Fact: Apples are a great source of fiber and Vitamin C! Since they are 85% water they are also a good source of extra hydration.

Healthyish Apple Cinnamon Muffins with Oat and Brown Sugar Crumble

What You’ll Need: Makes 12 Muffins

  • 2 medium sized honey crisp apples
  • 2 cups all-purposed flour (and a touch more for coating the apples)
  • 1 cup cane sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 3 teaspoons of cinnamon
  • 1.5 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla flavor
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1.5 cups room temperature butter
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • Powdered sugar for dusting
Healthyish Apple Cinnamon Muffins with Oat and Brown Sugar Crumble


  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  • Grab 2 mixing bowls, a hand blender and a whisk.
  • In one bowl you are going to combine the dry ingredients.
  • Start by sifting together the 2 cups flour, 1.5 teaspoons baking powder, pinch of salt and 2 teaspoons of cinnamon. Set aside.
  • In the second bowl you are going to blend together 1 cup cane sugar, and 1 cup of butter. (one stick) Blend this by using your hand blender until the mixture becomes smooth and creamy.
  • Next, you’ll want to add 2 eggs, 1/2 cup milk, 2 teaspoon of vanilla flavoring to the cane sugar and butter mixture. Mix everything together using a whisk.
  • Once the liquid ingredients are fully blended, combine them with the dry ingredients. Use the hand blender to mix everything together.
  • Next, you will take 2 honey crisp apples and cut them into small bite-sized pieces. (about the size of a dime) Lightly dust the apples with flour and fold them into the batter.
  • Lightly spray your muffin tin with cooking spray, and evenly distribute the batter.
  • Bake for 25- 30 minutes at 350. Be sure to test the muffins by using the “toothpick test” to ensure they are fully cooked.
  • While the muffins are baking you will make your crumble.
  • Add together, 1/2 rolled oats, 1/2 cup butter, 1/4 cup brown sugar, and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon. Combine everything together.
  • Once the muffins have baked for 20 minutes remove them from the oven and add your crumble to the top of the muffins. Place the muffins back in the oven for the remaining 5 – 10 minutes.
  • As a final step, and once the muffins cool off for a bit, you can hit them with a light dusting of powdered sugar. Serve warm or room temperature.
Healthyish Apple Cinnamon Muffins with Oat and Brown Sugar Crumble
Healthyish Apple Cinnamon Muffins with Oat and Brown Sugar Crumble
Sarah Thomas-Drawbaugh

Author: Sarah Thomas-Drawbaugh

Welcome to Healthyish! I am so glad you’re here. Together we will reinvent classic recipes and make them Healthyish. Which means they’ll include light, healthy and clean ingredients that your body will crave (with the occasional ISH). I will also be sharing some fitness and self-care tips for beginners. So, let’s get started! XOXO

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