Apple Streusel Muffins

These applesauce muffins are simply divine! So moist, full of apple flavor, and just the perfect apple muffin recipe!

These applesauce muffins are the perfect fall breakfast. My kids love the streusel topping!

Every year I promise myself that I’m not going to skip over apple season during what I can only describe as intense pumpkin mania.

And every year? Without fail? I do not do the apple recipes justice. You get one or two apple recipes a season and then it’s pumpkin, pumpkin, pumpkin. This might have something to do with the fact that I bake with pumpkin all year long, because I’m obsessed, but save the recipes up for fall so that I look like a normal person.

These applesauce muffins are the perfect fall breakfast. My kids love the streusel topping!

And don’t get me wrong! I eat a lot of apples all year too. Between the caramel apple cheesecake dip, the most amazing fruit dip recipe made with Butterfingers, and my mini caramel apple crisps, apples get eaten around these parts. It’s just that I don’t tend to do a whole lot of experimenting and recipe development with them.

This fall, I’m enjoying these apple muffins as much as possible.

So, this year I’m behind again. I don’t have an onslaught of apple recipes, the way I do with pumpkin recipes. Speaking of, my pumpkin crunch cake and pumpkin coffee cake are currently going insane. Have you guys tried them yet? They’re getting rave reviews!

These applesauce muffins are the perfect fall breakfast. My kids love the streusel topping!

Anyway, I didn’t completely fail you. I have this one recipe and I figured that even if I only share ONE apple recipe this year, it’s okay, because this one is simply divine. My kids declared these their new favorite apple muffins. I can’t say I blame them. They’re light, airy, and full of cinnamon applesauce.

The streusel topping? Heaven. Pure heaven. It won’t melt into your muffins and disappear like streusel sometimes does. This one sticks around and lets you enjoy every bite.

These applesauce muffins are the perfect fall breakfast. My kids love the streusel topping!

I topped these applesauce muffins with a simple powdered sugar glaze, though mostly that was just because it’s pretty. I mean, don’t get me wrong, glaze makes everything better! But, if you want to keep these a little healthier, skip it. You won’t even miss it. Well, at least not much.

I hope you’ll give these a try and let me know what you think! I love hearing from you guys!

Apple Streusel Muffins

Prep Time 20 minutes Cook Time 22 minutes Total Time 42 mins
Serves 12 muffins     adjust servings


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup cinnamon applesauce
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup softened butter
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line muffin tin with papers.
  2. Add butter and sugar to a large mixing bowl and beat until light and fluffy.
  3. Beat in the egg and vanilla.
  4. Stir in the applesauce.
  5. Beat in the flour and baking soda until just combined.
  6. Spoon mixture into the prepared muffin tin, filling 2/3 of the way full.
  7. To prepare the streusel, add the sugar, flour, and cinnamon to a medium bowl and stir to combine.
  8. Add the butter and use a fork or pastry cutter to cut the butter into the flour until the mixture is made of coarse crumbs.
  9. Sprinkle the mixture evenly over all of the muffins.
  10. Bake for 22 minutes or until a tester comes out clean.
  11. When muffins are cool, whisk together the powdered sugar and milk and drizzle over the tops.


Disclaimer: The nutrition information presented below is not guaranteed to be accurate.

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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving As Served
Calories 304kcal Calories from fat 109
% Daily Value
Total Fat 12g 18%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Transfat 0g
Cholesterol 44mg 15%
Sodium 64mg 3%
Carbohydrate 46g 15%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 27g
Protein 3g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories 2000
Total Fat Less than 65g
Sat Fat Less than 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g
Dietary Fiber 25g