Apple Coffee Cake Muffins!

Hey there, guys! Hope you’re having a beautiful week so far. πŸ™‚ I have an epic fall recipe to share with you today!! Apple and pumpkin desserts are my weakness, haha, and they are especially fun to eat in the fall. (However, I’ll gladly have them any time!)

During one of my many Pinterest browsing sessions, I came across a wonderful recipe for apple coffee cake muffins, as you saw by the title! They were a joy to make, turned out great, and I’ll definitely make them again at some point!

Related Post: Caramel Apple Pie Bars!

You can find the original recipe by clicking here! The only thing I changed was the amount of time I baked them; I used my mom’s convection oven (as you’ll see in one of the pictures below), and I set it at the temperature the recipe gave me, then watched them until they were baked all the way through.

Let’s jump right into this!

Apple Coffee Cake Muffins

These are the ingredients that I used for my batch:

Sorry I forgot to include the apples, haha!

Once I had finished cleaning, peeling, and cutting up the two Gala apples, I mixed everything together for the crumb topping. It was super simple; you just stir the dry ingredients, then add the melted butter.

Setting that aside, I tackled the dough! It was also pretty basic, nothing exciting lol; just the dry ingredients in the big bowl, the wet ingredients in a small bowl, then you mix them together.

The one thing I struggle with when making muffins is transferring the batter to the little paper muffin cups. *sighs* This was actually the easiest time yet, but I still don’t enjoy it very much, lol!

Here’s how they looked before the crumb topping:

And after:

Here’s how they looked while baking(: x

My mom helped me make the glaze once the muffins had completely cooled, as my glaze-making history is rather poor, haha! (I’ve been known to add too much milk, fail to sift the powdered sugar enough, etc … ) I did my best to drizzle the glaze evenly, and once that was done, I took some pictures.

{Final Verdict}

They were very good! The cinnamon flavor really did remind me of my mom’s coffee cake, which I absolutely love. However … the muffins turned out dry, and the apple flavor was very mild. To cook them all the way through in the convection oven, it ended up sucking all the moisture out of them. If I make them again, I will bake them in our regular oven, and maybe add some spices to compliment the light apple flavor, as well! This is definitely one of those treats best warmed up and served with coffee, and I also think that apple cider would make a wonderful addition to them, as well! ❀

Happy fall, everyone! Let me know in the comments below:

What fall treats have YOU made this year?

thanks to jirah and elline for my signature! xx

40 thoughts on “Apple Coffee Cake Muffins!”

  1. They look great Maggie! Haven’t baked yet this year but I’ve been inspired by a scone recipe and these muffins. This weekend might include oven mitts πŸ˜‰

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    1. Thank you so much! I’ve been being inspired by so many fall recipes recently. I can’t wait to set out and make them, haha! Best of luck on your baking ventures!

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    1. Yes those would be such a nice addition for the next batch I make! Ooh yes, caramel is a fantastic idea πŸ™‚ Although I always love caramel, haha!! Thanks, girlie! ❀

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    1. Thank you, Maddie! I’m happy with how they turned out πŸ™‚ haha it does sound like a nice fall pair, doesn’t it? I’ll have to have one with coffee sometime! Thank you, I am. Hope you’re doing well, too!

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  2. Those look absolutely delicious!!!!! I am obsessed with muffins, they are just so beautiful 😍 πŸ˜‚Thanks for being open and sharing the not-so-good moments while baking, as well, that is appreciated! To know that I am not the only one!!

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    1. Thank you so much! Yes they really are! lol Oh you’re welcome! It is nice to know that all bakers meet difficulties, too. πŸ˜€ I’ve realized it’s all part of the learning process!

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