Cinnamon Streusel Apple Cider Muffins

Cheryl Croce Culver


These are yummy and easy to make and they look so tasty, mix some up for breakfast or snacks. Enjoy Good Food!

★★★★★ 1 vote
6 jumbo or 12 regular muffins
20 Min
25 Min

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
The streusel topping is what turns this from a good apple muffin recipe to a great apple muffin. The muffin itself is moist with a very mild flavor from the apples. But that streusel... oh my. Full of cinnamon, it bakes to a nice sugary crunch and really complements the apple flavors in the muffin. Just delicious!


1 3/4 c
all-purpose flour
1/3 c
2 tsp
baking powder
1/4 tsp
1 large
1 small
apple, diced
3/4 c
apple cider or apple juice
1/4 c
cooking oil


1/3 c
packed brown sugar
3 Tbsp
2 tsp
3 Tbsp
cold butter

How to Make Cinnamon Streusel Apple Cider Muffins


  • 1How to Make it: Preheat your oven to 350°

    FOR STREUSEL: Stir brown sugar, flour, and cinnamon in small bowl. Cut in butter with a pastry blender. Set aside.
  • 2FOR MUFFINS: Lightly oil twelve 2 1/2-inch muffin cups or line with paper baking cups; or 6 Jumbo Muffin Cups set aside.
  • 3In a medium mixing bowl stir together flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, and salt. Make a well in the center.
  • 4In a small mixing bowl combine egg, apple,apple cider, and oil.
  • 5Add all at once to flour mixture.
  • 6Stir just till moistened. (The batter should be lumpy.)
  • 7Spoon about 1 tablespoon of the batter into each prepared muffin cup.
  • 8Sprinkle 1 teaspoon of the brown sugar mixture over each.
  • 9Fill with remaining batter. Sprinkle tops of muffins with remaining streusel.
  • 10Bake in a preheated 350° F oven until golden brown, about 20-25 minutes.
  • 11Remove muffins from pans; cool slightly on racks.

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About Cinnamon Streusel Apple Cider Muffins

Course/Dish: Muffins
Main Ingredient: Bread
Regional Style: American
Collections: Fall Food, A is for Apple
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy