How To: Bake Apple Crunch Muffins

Bake Apple Crunch Muffins

These muffins are a quick, yummy breakfast or a light, delicious mid-afternoon snack. This easy recipe provides you with moist, light muffins every time! This recipe makes 12 large muffins.



  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1 cup grated apple (approximately 2 small apples)

How to Bake Apple Crunch Muffins


  • 1/4 brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons cold butters

Making the Muffins

Step 1 Mix Dry Ingredients

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, mix together the flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda, and salt. Set the bowl aside.

How to Bake Apple Crunch Muffins

Step 2 Mix Wet Ingredients

In a smaller bowl, beat the eggs together. Add the sour cream and melted butter. Add the grated apple. Stir until combined and the apple is well coated. You will have quite a liquid mixture.

How to Bake Apple Crunch Muffins

Step 3 Combine Ingredients

Add your wet ingredients (the apple, etc.) to the flour mixture. Stir well. You will now have a wet but thick batter.

How to Bake Apple Crunch Muffins

Step 4 Make the Topping

To make the topping, mix the sugar, flour, and cinnamon together in a small bowl. Use a pastry blender to cut in the cold butter. If you don't have a pastry blender, feel free to use your finger tips. Mix until the butter is in small chunks and evenly distributed.

How to Bake Apple Crunch Muffins

Step 5 Bake and Enjoy!

Distribute the batter evenly between the 12 sections in your muffin tin. Sprinkle the topping on each muffin; about a teaspoon of topping per muffin. Bake the muffins for 20-25 minutes. The muffins should look golden brown and have risen quite a bit.

How to Bake Apple Crunch Muffins

Enjoy with a cup of afternoon tea!


  • If you don't have sour cream on hand, mix 3/4 cups of milk with 1/4 cup lemon juice. Stir the mixture and let it sit. In about 10 minutes, the milk should be thick and lumpy. This makes a fine sour cream substitute.
  • A standard cheese grater works fine to grate the apples. You don't have to peel them first, but make sure you choose an apple with a soft peel. Use fresh apples and retain the juice as you grate to add to your muffins for an extra moist baked treat.
  • You can use muffin liners if you like when baking the muffins, but if you don't have them, simply grease each section with a little butter.

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