Apple Pie Spice Crumb Muffins

Published on
September 22, 2023
Break out your muffins tins for incredible apple pie spiced crumb muffins. These apple muffins are moist, tender, loaded with apples, and topped with a buttery crumb topping.
Muffins in baking tray
Prep Time:
20 Minutes
Cook Time:
20-25 Minutes
Difficulty Level:

Crumb Topping

1 teaspoon Apple Pie Spice

1/3 cup packed light brown sugar

1 tablespoon granulated sugar

4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

2/3 cup all-purpose flour


1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature

1/2 cup packed light brown sugar

1/4 cup granulated sugar

2 eggs, room temperature

½ cup full-fat plain yogurt (not Greek), room temperature

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

1 tablespoon Apple Pie Spice

1/4 cup milk, room temperature

2 apples, cored, peeled and diced (about 1 1/2 cups)

Optional Glaze

1 cup confectioners sugar

2 tablespoons apple juice or milk


1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Lightly grease muffin tins or use paper liners.

2. First make the crumb topping: In a mixing bowl, combine the sugars, 1 teaspoon Apple Pie Spice and melted butter. Stir in the flour. This should be crumbly. Set aside.

3. Make the muffins: In the bowl of stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment or using a handheld mixer, cream the butter and sugars until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes.

4. Add in the eggs, yogurt, and vanilla extract. Beat on high for 3 minutes or until the mixture is light and fluffy.

5. In a bowl sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and 1 tablespoon Apple Pie Spice.

6. Gently stir the flour mixture into the egg-yogurt mixture. Fold in the milk and apples until just combined. Spoon the batter into the prepared muffin tin filling each cup 2/3 full.

7. Top each muffin with a handful of the crumb topping.

8. Bake for 5 minutes. Reduce heat to 350°F. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool completely in the pan.

9. Optional Glaze: Whisk together the confectioners sugar and apple juice. Drizzle over warm muffins.

Recipe Tip:
Full fat sour cream can be substituted for the yogurt.
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