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Apple Cinnamon Muffins

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A quick, simple apple cinnamon muffins recipe loaded with fresh apples and ground cinnamon. Best of all, they’re gluten-free and ready in about half an hour.

For today’s dish, Kim and I wanted to do something special. We’ve been working with gluten-free cooking recently so that we could develop and share some gluten-free options on our blog.

This recipe for apple cinnamon muffins is a result of those efforts. I wish I could take credit for these apple and cinnamon muffins; however, it’s King Arthur Flour that gets all the credit for this one.

It only took a few simple changes to their recipe (link to follow), to create these moist, delicious apple cinnamon muffins.

Oh, just to be clear, this is not an ad, paid endorsement, or sponsored post, we just love their products!

Three finished apple cinnamon muffins in liners in table garnished with cinnamon sticks.

Instructions:

First, preheat oven to 375° F. and line a cupcake pan with liners.

Next, gather all your ingredients together and wash, skin, and dice your apples.

Aerial view of the ingredients like baking powder, cinnamon, apples, and melted butter.

Now, in a large mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients EXCEPT the diced apples.

Then, mix the ingredients with a hand mixer until the batter is smooth and creamy.

A top -down view of the diced apples being folded into the apple cinnamon muffins batter.

Once everything is mixed, fold in the apples, saving about a 1/4-cup of diced apples to sprinkle over the top of the muffins just before they cook.

Afterward, using 1/3-cup measuring cup, fill the muffin liners with the batter and sprinkle the muffins with the remaining apples.

A close-up view of the muffin liners filled with 1/3 cup of batter, ready for the oven.

Last, bake for 20-25 minutes, remove when done and serve immediately or store them for later.

I used a modified version of King Arthur’s Gluten-Free Whole Grain Banana Muffins for this recipe.

The apple cinnamon muffins in red and gray liners setting on a table.

Tips for Your Apple Cinnamon Muffins:

  • When it comes to gluten-free recipes, I’ve learned, more fat you add, the better the final product.
  • Make sure to remove the core of the apple after the wash and skin them.
  • My experience is that gluten-free baked goods stick to pans, so please use the liners with this recipe.

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The apple cinnamon muffins in red and gray liners setting on a table.

Apple Cinnamon Muffins

Yield: 12 Muffins
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

A quick, simple apple cinnamon muffins recipe loaded with fresh apples and ground cinnamon. Best of all, they're gluten-free and ready in about half an hour.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. First, preheat oven to 375 degrees F. and line a cupcake pan with liners.
  2. Next, in a large mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients EXCEPT the diced apples.
  3. Then, mix the ingredients with a hand mixer until the batter is smooth and creamy.
  4. Now, fold in the apples, saving about a 1/4-cup of diced apples to sprinkle over the top of the muffins just before they cook.
  5. Afterward, using 1/3-cup measuring cup, fill the liners with the batter and sprinkle the muffins with the remaining apples.
  6. Last, bake for 20-25 minutes, remove when done and serve immediately or store them for later.

Notes

The calories listed are an approximation based on the ingredients and a serving size of one muffin. Actual calories may vary. Apple cinnamon muffins can be stored in a sealed container, on your counter, for up to 3-days.

The gluten-free flour we use is a blend, not gluten-free all-purpose flour.

We prefer to order many of the ingredients (gluten-free flour, spices, cane sugar, etc.) for this recipe from Thrive Market.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1 Muffin
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 216Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 5gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 53mgSodium: 208mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 2gSugar: 17gProtein: 3g

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Jill

Wednesday 29th of April 2020

Excellent gluten free recipe. I used raw sugar & apple pie spice in place of cinnamon & nutmeg & sprinkled cinnamon & sugar on top. Delicious!

John

Thursday 30th of April 2020

Thank you Jill! Kim and I are glad you liked the recipe. Thank you again for coming back to comment on the recipe. Have a lovely day :)

Cathy

Saturday 20th of April 2019

Hi ,

I made these today - I'd post a photo but I don't think I can ? Only change I made was adding cinnamon sugar to unbaked muffin tops & then drizzled cooled muffins with a cinnamon sugar glaze .

John

Sunday 21st of April 2019

Thank you, Cathy! That's sounds like a great modification. Kim and I are thrilled you enjoyed the muffins. Thank you again for coming back to comment on and rate the recipe card. Have a lovely day :)

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Wednesday 31st of January 2018

Yum! I bet these muffins taste similar to an apple pie. I haven't made breakfast muffins in a very long time.

John

Thursday 1st of February 2018

Thank you for commenting and have a wonderful day :)

Jenn

Wednesday 31st of January 2018

This looks like a delicious recipe. I have rebooking for a new gluten free muffin to add to the ones I have been making. I love the Apple and cinnamon combo

John

Thursday 1st of February 2018

Thank you, Jenn! I'm glad you like the recipe and wish you a wonderful day :)

Cherri Megasko

Wednesday 31st of January 2018

Those look great. I like the big chunks of apples still in tact - they add texture, too, I'm sure, in addition to a taste explosion.

John

Thursday 1st of February 2018

Thank you, Cherri! We glad you liked the presentation. Have a wonderful day :)

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