Indulge in the Ultimate Fall Breakfast: Irresistible Apple Cinnamon Muffins! Whip up a batch in advance and enjoy effortless mornings – they’re freezer-friendly too! Wayfair is excited about fall and the fall harvest so they were kind enough to sponsor this post.
You know, fall just has this magical vibe – the leaves turning all those gorgeous colors, the cool breeze, and oh, the fun of decking out the house with autumn charm. Over the last couple of years, I have started decorating earlier and earlier. These days I generally start in August.
The funny thing is, I’m not even crazy about all those traditional fall colors, but give me pumpkins and fall decor that match my home’s vibe, and I’m all in.
Now, let’s talk about comfort food – you know, the hearty, soul-soothing kind that warms you from the inside out. When the blazing summer days start to chill, I can practically taste that simmering pot of soup and all those cozy dishes I’ve been missing.
And bring on the fall produce! I’m not a big fan of pumpkins, but apples, pears, cranberries, and juicy grapes? Yes, please!
Speaking of apples, I love apple cinnamon oatmeal, especially during the fall months. It’s such a warming and delicious way to start the day.
But here’s the thing: I’m not exactly a morning person. So, I’ve got this ace up my sleeve – apple cinnamon muffins. Same fantastic flavor, but the genius part? I can whip up a bunch ahead of time. Plus, guess what? They’re freezer-friendly. That means I can stock up, freeze a batch or two, and conquer those groggy mornings without missing out on fall’s delectable charms. Ready to savor the tastes of the season, one delicious, make-ahead muffin at a time? Let’s do this!
How to Make Apple Cinnamon Muffins
These apple cinnamon muffins are surprisingly easy to make. One of my secrets to making them so easy is my homemade baking mix! It’s a homemade version of Bisquick and I love having it on hand for recipes like this one. You can also just pick up a box of Bisquick and make it even easier. Now let’s get started making these delicious apple cinnamon muffins.
Scroll down to find the full recipe card. There is a printable version as well!
You will need these ingredients:
- Homemade Baking Mix (or Bisquick)
- Brown Sugar
- Vanilla Extract
Once you have gathered your ingredients these muffins will take no time to whip up. You can even make them in the morning to enjoy fresh, they are that easy.
First, you are going to want to cut up your apples into small chunks. I like to make them very small but it’s up to you how small you want the apple bites to be.
Now it’s time to get the rest of your ingredients ready. Combine brown sugar, baking mix, and cinnamon. Set this mixture aside.
Now you want to mix your wet ingredients, milk, egg, oil, and vanilla. Once that is done you will add your dry ingredients in. You don’t want to over-mix this, just mix until combined.
Once that is done fold in your apple chunks and scoop the batter into your lined muffin pan and optionally you can also top them with a little extra brown sugar. I like to use an ice cream scoop to fill the muffin pan. It makes it easy to fill them and keep the sizes similar.
This recipe will make you 1 dozen muffins. And if you are looking for a new muffin pan I recommend skipping the Teflon and choosing a safer pan like a stainless steel muffin pan. Wayfair is a great place to pick up a new muffin pan and other baking supplies.
How to Freeze Apple Cinnamon Muffins
These apple cinnamon muffins can be stored on the counter in a sealed container for a few days but a great way to make mornings easier is to make these muffins ahead of time and freeze them so they are ready to go. You can even double this recipe and have breakfast taken care of for a longer amount of time.
I love freezing muffins and often have some on hand. Not only are they good for breakfast but they are also nice for a snack when you want something sweet.
To freeze the muffins it’s best to flash-freeze them. This will keep them freshest and make it really easy to pull them out one at a time. Here is the method I have found works the best.
- After the muffins are completely cooled, place them in a single layer on a cookie sheet.
- Place the cookie sheet in the freezer for at least an hour or until the muffins are frozen solid.
- Once frozen, remove the muffins and place them in a freezer bag or an airtight container. Be sure to label them with the date and if you are freezing multiple muffins be sure to label them as apple cinnamon muffins.
- Freeze for up to 3 months for best results.
There are a few options for thawing your apple cinnamon muffins so you can enjoy them in the morning.
- Thaw in the refrigerator overnight.
- Thaw at room temperature for about an hour.
- Thaw in the microwave. Place an unwrapped muffin on a plate and microwave on high for about 30 seconds.
- Thaw in a conventional over. Wrap a muffin in foil and place it in a 350-degree oven for 10 to 15 minutes.
However you choose to thaw your muffins they are perfect with a cup of hot tea or coffee on a cool fall morning.
Now it’s time for the most important part, the full recipe!
- 2 cup homemade baking mix (or Bisquick)
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 2/3 cup milk
- 1 egg
- 2 tablespoons oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 medium apples, peeled, cored and chopped
- brown sugar for top, optional
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees
- In a medium mixing bowl, mix brown sugar, baking mix, and cinnamon.
- In a large mixing bowl, mix milk, egg, coconut oil, and vanilla.
- Add the dry ingredients into the wet, don’t over mix.
- Fold in the apple chunks.
- Scoop into lined muffin tins.
- Optional: sprinkle with brown sugar.
- Bake for 16-18 minutes, until golden brown.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 157Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 271mgCarbohydrates: 23gFiber: 1gSugar: 11gProtein: 3g
Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.