Apple Cinnamon Streusel Muffins

These Apple Cinnamon Streusel Muffins are an easy recipe so great for breakfast, school lunches or for a snack. Moist on the inside with a tasty crumble topping.

These moist muffins with a buttery cinnamon streusel topping, healthy with the right amount of sweetness.

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Also try these No Bake Apple Pie Parfaits if you are looking for a great fall apple recipe. Yet speaking of ‘no bake’, you simply MUST try this No Bake Marshmallow Pumpkin Pie. It’s quite amazing.

At a certain time of the year, apples are aplenty. It’s a good time to make this Slow Cooker Apple Pork, it’s an excellent crockpot meal.

It’s the final countdown to back to school, and I {like most parents} are busy, busy. Making schedules, shopping and psyching ourselves up for another 10 months of making school lunches.

When it comes to making and sending school lunches this year – do you have a game plan? Meaning, are you determined to not get into the rut and start the chain of daily sandwiches?! I know I am!

I have already made a list for myself, of different yet favourite meals to send – so that I can rotate and not fall victim of the school lunch blues. Need help in this area? That’s ok, I’m with you on coming up with fun and easy recipes that kids will love, and keep the boredom at bay.

Easy Apple Muffins

I made these Apple Cinnamon Streusel Muffins since on occasion I love to send muffins to school. It’s all in the name of variety!

Plus, I wanted to have a new recipe in my mix of favourites.

Turns out not only is Apple Cinnamon Streusel Muffins easy to make, but it’s also a recipe that I can make and freeze in batches. Score!

These delicious muffins use an Oatmeal Muffin Mix as a base, with some tasty ingredients to jazz it up into the best muffins there is.

The kids will love these as much as you will when paired with your morning cup of coffee. I wouldn’t be surprised if you grabbed another to have for an afternoon snack as well. The buttery streusel is addicting!

A bunch of food sitting on top of a wooden table, with Muffin and Streusel

Ingredients Required

These tasty muffins takes simple ingredients to make, and you will see it’s not many. This easy recipe can be whipped up in no time at all.

As always, the full printable recipe card is at the end of the post.

  • All Purpose Flour
  • Granulated Sugar – part of the sweetness for the streusel ingredients
  • Unsalted Butter – make sure to use room temperature
  • Rice Krispies – makes that crispy streusel
  • Oatmeal Muffin Mix, batter prepared
  • Ground Cinnamon – for taste
  • Red Delicious Apples
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How to Make This Muffin Recipe

Preheat you oven and oven and make sure the rack is in the middle. Line a muffin pan with papers or use a non-stick canola spray. Set the muffin tin aside.

Start by making the streusel: Add flour, sugar, butter and cinnamon in a medium bowl. Combine using a fork or a pastry cutter until it resembles coarse crumbs.

Add the Rice Krispies and combine together using fingertips. Set aside.

Prepare the muffin mix according to package directions for making 1/2 the package. Fold in the chopped apple when batter is ready.

Scoop batter into the prepared muffin cups. Divide the cinnamon sugar streusel evenly over top of the batter.

These apple muffins have a bake time of 18-22 minutes. For best results, they are done when an inserted fork comes clean and they are golden brown.

Cool completely before removing from muffin pan and placing on a wire rack.

Storage

These apple cinnamon muffins should be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 4 days.

You can also freeze muffins by placing them on a baking sheet and freezing for 1 hour until frozen. Then transfer into a freezer safe bag and freeze for up to 2 months. To serve, allow to defrost overnight or reheat the muffins slightly in the microwave.

What other types of muffin recipes are great for sending to school?

More Muffin Recipes:

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food sitting on top of a wooden table, with Apple Cinnamon Streusel Muffins

Apple Cinnamon Streusel Muffins

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 22 minutes
Total Time: 27 minutes

These Apple Cinnamon Streusel Muffins are an easy recipe so great for breakfast, school lunches or for a snack. Moist on the inside with a tasty crumble topping.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 Cup All-Purpose White Flour
  • 2 tbsp Granulated Sugar
  • 2 tbsp Unsalted Butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup Rice Krispies
  • 1/2 package Oatmeal Muffin Mix, batter prepared
  • 1/2 Red Delicious Apple, diced
  • 2 tsp Ground Cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C) and set rack to center. Line a muffin pan with papers or spray with non-stick canola oil spray; set aside.
  2. For the streusel, combine flour, sugar, butter and cinnamon using a fork until it resembles coarse crumbs. Add the Rice Krispies and combine together using fingertips. Set aside.
  3. Prepare the muffin mix according to package directions for making 1/2 the package. Fold in the diced apple when batter is ready.
  4. Divide batter evenly amongst 12 prepared muffin cups.
  5. Divide the streusel evenly over top of the muffins.
  6. Bake in center of oven for 18-22 minutes. Cool completely before removing from muffin pan.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 12 Servings
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 62Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 19mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 1gSugar: 4gProtein: 1g

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65 Comments

  1. Those would be a great item to have ready in the morning for my daughters’ breakfast! I can’t wait to make them for them.

  2. These look delicious! I would never have thought to use rice krispies for the topping. I can’t wait to make them for my family.

  3. Oh goodness, I’m drooping and fighting the urge to lick the computer screen! Those look amazing! I absolutely LOVE strudel muffins! Apple cinnamon is also a favorite so adding the two together…heavenly!

  4. Those sound SO good. We are big on muffins in our house and anything with cinnamon is always a hit.

  5. These sound absolutely amazing. I like to send muffins with nuts in them for the extra protein.

  6. Those look SO good… and simple to make! I can’t wait to try them out with my morning coffee! What a treat 🙂

  7. These are going on my to make list. They look delicious. Anything with streusel is a winner in my book!

  8. Really? Rice Krispies??? What a grand Idea… these sound and look amazing. Will have to give them a try. Thanks for the recipe

  9. MMMM! These look delicious! I might have to bake some of these up so my family can have a quick and easy breakfast for the next few days!

  10. They look so amazing! It’s so hard to stay out of the school lunch blues.

  11. Now I know what I’m making this weekend. Thanks for sharing! I make a homemade from-scratch recipe of baked strawberry donuts that can be turned into muffins. Those would be great for school lunches!

  12. These sound really good and easy to make. Always looking for some new recipes to make treats for lunches, thanks for sharing 🙂

  13. Thanks for sharing, I never thought of putting rice crispies in the struesel, what a cool idea!!

  14. Yum, these muffins look delicious, I can’t wait to give them a try, I love apple pie. Another great muffin that’s great for sending to school is chocolate, everyone loves chocolate. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

  15. These would be great for a quick snack or even dessert! Is it horrible that I feel like they need caramel drizzle? From muffin to cupcake instantly 😉

  16. This recipe looks so interesting – I like the addition of the krispies on the top for crunch!

    M

  17. We love apples and cinnamon everything and I am so happy you posted this because my family has been asking me to make them some muffins.These look delicious and I am sure they will be pleased.

  18. what a great and simple recipe. with it being apple season, this is one I will definetly bake

  19. I still have tons of apples – maybe this recipe is just what I needed to get me going! I like the idea of strusel/muffin – I fins struesel itself just a bit too dry.

  20. These look so delish , thanks for sharing your recipe , i will def be trying them out 🙂 yummy 🙂

  21. These sound like the perfect fall muffin. And I bet the house smells amazing too. Added to my list of must-tries. Thanks for sharing.

  22. These sound so tasty! I love the idea of using the rice krispies! Thanks for the recipe, my grandkids will be enjoying these soon!

  23. These muffins look and sound amazing! I would have never, in a million years have thought to use Rice Krispies! Thanks for the recipe!

    My grandkids love a homemade blueberry muffin!

  24. What a great idea to use Rice Krispies for the topping. These look and sound delicious and I’m sure children will really enjoy them.

  25. Mmmh, these look so delicious. I’ve been craving muffins, and apple season is almost upon us.

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