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Brown sugar and cinnamon get swirled through these light, apple-filled muffins. Slideshows:  Great Apple Recipes 

August 2013


Credit: © Kamran Siddiqi

Recipe Summary

40 mins


Brown Sugar Swirl
Cinnamon Sugar


Prepare the Brown Sugar Swirl
  • Preheat the oven to 350° and fill 12 muffin cups with paper liners. In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar with the flour, a pinch of salt and the cinnamon.

Prepare the Cinnamon Sugar
  • In another small bowl, whisk the granulated sugar with the cinnamon.

Make the Muffins
  • In a medium bowl, whisk the eggs with the butter, milk and vanilla until smooth.

  • In a large bowl, whisk the flour with the granulated sugar, brown sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Using a wooden spoon, stir in the wet ingredients until combined. Fold in the apple and the brown sugar swirl.

  • Spoon the batter into the muffin cups and sprinkle with the cinnamon sugar. Bake the muffins in the center of the oven for about 22 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cool slightly before serving.