apple crisp muffins with cinnamon drizzle

My favorite apple dessert is apple crisp and I just figured out how to eat it for breakfast!

It’s apple season here in Atlantic Canada. These muffins are over sized but could easily be made in a regular muffin tin. You’ll have to adjust the cook time down to between 15 and 20 minutes. I like the jumbo size cause that way I can feel like I’m only having one muffin. I live in denial!

I had a wonderful conversation tonight with one of my closest friends. A conversation that I should have had fifteen years ago. An insignificant moment in time festered into an epic event because I struggle with conflict. Or the possibility of it. Turns out, it was nothing. Had I the confidence in our friendship, all those years ago, to ask the question, tonight would never have happened. That would’ve been a loss.

I love how things work out the way they’re supposed to…

makes 9 large muffins
preheat oven to 375*F

2 1/2 cups oatmeal
1 1/2 cups buttermilk

Mix together in a large mixing bowl and allow it to sit for 1 hour…then add:

4 eggs, slightly beaten
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup butter, melted

Mix well

Sift together:

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt

Stir into wet ingredients until just mixed
Then carefully fold in 1 apple, cored but left unpeeled and cut into small chunks
Fill 9 jumbo paper lined muffin tins to the top


½ cup flour
1/3 cup brown sugar
¼ cup melted butter

Mix well
Crumble over the top of the filled muffins and bake for 25 minutes


½ cup icing sugar
¼ teaspoon cinnamon
Enough milk to make a drizzle

These muffins keep well for several days or can be frozen up to 6 months.

THE LOVE: It’s always a good idea to do the tooth-pick check just in case your oven does not bake at the same speed as mine.

printable recipe

one year ago: lunch in Greece

two years ago: mustard pickles

Thanks for reading.

  • Hooray for apple season! I agree with you on the jumbo size. I always find myself eating two regular ones because they’re so good. But on the other hand I don’t own a jumbo muffin pan because I also like to think that the next time I’ll only eat one regular one…life of denial isn’t so bad 🙂

  • These sound great! I love your photos, the muffin tin is amazing!

  • So excited to find another East Coaster on the world wide web. (I live in Fredericton!) I just found this recipe on Pinterest and since my family picked 20 lbs of Macs yesterday I am in need of apple recipes. These looks so yummy! Definitely making these today! Have a great day 🙂

    • Hey! I took them to work with me and the staff gobbled them up. Hope you enjoy them on this rainy Sunday.

  • Lisbeth Storandt

    What are the cute little cups that the muffins are in made out of? I like that “design.”

    • They’re made from kraft paper. I bought them at the grocery store…

  • Ah, another thing we have in common! I, too, avoid conflict!
    This looks like something to put on my breakfast table soon! ~ Sheila

  • Anonymous

    This may be a silly question but it looks like the drizzle on top is wet, but there are only dry ingredients used?

    • Not a silly question at all! If you read the list of ingredients, at the bottom it says, “enough milk to make a drizzle. The liquid is milk.
      Hope that helps.

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