The Best Apple Pie Muffins Ever

I got this recipe from a friend. I make these often and take them to many potlucks, office parties, the cottage, picnics, children's lunch and the list goes on.


  • 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon


  • 1 1/2 cups firmly packed brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 cups diced peeled firm tart apples (such as Spy, Granny Smith)


  1. cinnamon could be added to the batter ( about 1 teaspoon or less).
  2. Topping: In a small bowl toss together sugar, flour, butter and cinnamon until crumbly; set aside.
  3. Muffins: In a large bowl whisk together brown sugar, oil, egg and vanilla until smooth.
  4. In a separate bowl, sift together flour, soda and salt.
  5. Stir oil mixture into flour mixture alternately with buttermilk.
  6. Fold in apples, mixing just until combined.
  7. Spoon into greased muffin cups filling 3/4 full.
  8. Sprinkle topping over evenly.
  9. Bake at 350°F for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown and tops spring back.