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Sky-High Apple Pie Muffins

  • Author: Sally
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 14-16 muffins
  • Category: Muffins
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


Homemade sky high apple pie muffins are soft, fluffy, and full of good-for-you ingredients like whole oats, fresh apples, and white whole wheat flour!


Oat Streusel Topping

  • 1/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour (spooned & leveled)
  • 2 Tablespoons old-fashioned whole rolled oats
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 Tablespoons (28g) unsalted butter, melted


  • 3 cups white whole wheat flour or all-purpose flour (spooned & leveled)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk (or any dairy or nondairy milk)
  • 1/2 cup packed light or dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup plain or apple-flavored yogurt
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce*
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 heaping cups chopped apple (peeled or not peeled—your choice)


  1. Preheat oven to 425°F (218°C). Spray 12-count muffin pan with nonstick spray. Set aside.
  2. Prepare oat streusel topping by mixing everything together until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Set aside.
  3. Prepare the muffins: In a large bowl whisk the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Set aside. In a separate large bowl, whisk together the milk, sugars, yogurt, applesauce, and eggs. Whisk wet ingredients into the flour mixture, mixing until *just combined* – do not over-mix. Gently fold in the apples.
  4. Spoon the batter into 12 lined muffin cups, making sure each one is filled to the very top. Lightly press a heaping spoonful of oat streusel into the tops of each muffin.
  5. Bake for 5 minutes at 425°F (218°C), then immediately reduce the oven temperature to 375°F (191°C) and bake for another 15-18 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cover leftover muffins tightly and store at room temperature for up to 5 days.


  1. Freezing Instructions: Muffins may be frozen, up to 2-3 months.
  2. Special Tools (affiliate links): 12-count Muffin Pan | Glass Mixing Bowls | Whisk | Rubber Spatula
  3. Applesauce: The unsweetened applesauce gives these muffins moisture- just as oil would – without the added fat. Feel free to use vegetable oil instead of applesauce.
  4. Yogurt: In my muffins, I used Chobani 0% Apple Cinnamon flavor. If you can’t find an apple flavored yogurt, plain or vanilla yogurt would work as well.

Keywords: apple pie muffins