Whole Wheat Apple Cinnamon Muffins Recipe

Megan Myers | Stetted

Whole Wheat Apple Cinnamon Muffins comfort you any time of day. Slathered with butter, they make a great accompaniment to coffee or tea.

My last muffin post mentioned how my son only likes apple muffins. Well, I couldn’t leave him hanging, could I? I knew it would only be a matter of days before I was whipping up another batch of muffins, and here we are.

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These whole wheat apple cinnamon muffins are the entire family’s favorite muffin, and it’s incredibly hard to make a batch last longer than one breakfast. Wonderfully tender, chock full of apples and cinnamon, and hearty enough to power you through the morning.

Now, I’m not kidding when I say there’s a heaping helping of cinnamon in this recipe. There’s a lot more — double, actually — than in my snickerdoodle muffins, so you know I’m serious.

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Apples and cinnamon just go together. It’s a fact of life, or at least the kitchen. The combination always makes me feel cozy, like I’m curled up with a steaming mug of cider or plate of apple pie, no matter what I’m actually eating.

These muffins, straight from the oven and slathered with butter? Pure comfort and taste-bud bliss.

You can use whatever variety of apple you have on hand for these muffins, and don’t bother peeling them. Dicing the apple into small pieces will make the peel completely unnoticed after baking the muffins, and then you’ll be getting those extra nutrients too.

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I topped my muffins with sparkling sugar, which is large crystal sugar often found among the decorating supplies. I like the extra crunch it adds to the muffin, plus it’s a nice festive touch to add to your standard morning meal.

You can use raw sugar crystals too, or mix cinnamon and sugar together for a more flavorful topping.

If you like, double the batch and save half to freeze for later. Let them cool completely, then freeze in plastic wrap, a freezer bag, or other freezer-safe container.

Then just unwrap and pop them in the microwave for about 30 seconds for a quick breakfast or snack.

These whole wheat apple cinnamon muffins will be your new favorite, but you can also try Jennifer’s apple cinnamon pancakes for the flavors in flapjack form!

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Whole Wheat Apple Cinnamon Muffins Recipe

    12 Servings


  • 2 cups White Whole Wheat Flour
  • 2 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 tablespoon Cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon Nutmeg
  • 8 tablespoons Butter, Softened
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 large Egg
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 1 cup Apple, Diced, about 1 medium apple
  • Sparkling Sugar, For tops (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F and line a muffin tin with papers (or grease with nonstick spray).
  2. Stir together flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a medium bowl.
  3. In a large bowl, cream together butter and brown sugar. Whisk in egg.
  4. Stir in flour and milk until just combined, then stir in diced apple.
  5. Divide batter among 12 muffin cups. Top with sparkling sugar, if desired.
  6. Bake at 400°F for 20 minutes. Serve immediately or let cool and store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.


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Author: Megan Myers
Recipe Yields: 12 muffins
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 muffin
Servings Per Recipe 12

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 67
Calories 194

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g
  Saturated Fat 0g
Sodium 67mg
Total Carbohydrate 26g
  Dietary Fiber 1g
  Sugars 11g
Protein 4g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Megan Myers

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Megan is known for her commitment to eating local, fresh food and leading a well-fed life, as documented on her blog, Stetted. Around these parts, though, she's known for her commitment to phenomenal breakfast recipes.

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