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Dutch Apple Muffins packed with fresh apples, warm spices & topped with a sweet cinnamon Dutch crumble! Apple cinnamon muffin recipe with brown sugar that everyone loves!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Muffin, Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 15 muffins
Calories: 266kcal


Dutch Crumb topping

  • ½ cup all purpose flour
  • ¼ cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • pinch salt
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter (1/2 stick) melted


  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ cup packed light brown sugar
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup unsalted butter (1 stick) at room temperature
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup plain greek yogurt (or sour cream)
  • ¼ cup whole milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup apples peeled and diced


  • To make the Dutch Crumble: In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, both types of sugar, cinnamon, and salt until combined.
  • Then melt the butter in a small dish and pour into the flour and sugar mixture, stir to just combined. It should hold together when you squeeze it with your hands.
  • Place the bowl of crumble in the fridge to set as you prepare the muffins.
  • Preheat the oven to 400°F and line muffin cups with cupcake liners or grease with nonstick cooking spray. Set the pans aside.
  • Next, peel and dice the apple and set it aside for later use.
  • In a medium-sized mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and salt until mixed.
  • In a separate mixing bowl, beat together both of the sugars and the softened butter with a hand mixer or stand mixer until light and fluffy.
  • Next, add in the eggs, yogurt, milk, and vanilla extract and mix again until fluffy. This should take about 3minutes.
  • Proceed to add in the flour mixture and mix together on low speed until just combined. It is okay if a few flour streaks remain.
  • Using a rubber spatula, fold in the apple chunks into the muffin batter.
  • Divide the batter into the muffin tins, filling each about 2/3 of the way full.
  • Sprinkle the crumble over the top of each muffin and lightly press it into the top of the muffin to prevent it from falling off while baking.
  • Bake the muffins for 15-20 minutes until a tester inserted in the middle comes out clean. Allow the muffins to cool in the pan for about 5 minutes. Then, transfer them to a wire rack to finish cooling. Serve warm with butter & enjoy!


Dutch Apple Muffins make a tasty breakfast surprise for your family! These apple cinnamon muffins are so easy to make and come together in just 30 minutes.


Serving: 1muffin | Calories: 266kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 50mg | Sodium: 247mg | Potassium: 107mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 332IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 1mg