Apple Pie Muffins
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Apple Pie Muffins

Apple Pie Muffins from Weelicious



Every month in Parents Magazine I have a snack column offering up easy, healthy recipes that are easy to make for toddlers, pre-dinner snacks or sports practice pick me-ups.

These Apple Pie Mini Muffins are not only a great use of all the apples still at the market, but also have a crumbly topping just like the beloved pie you grew up on. Just one bite sized fruit filled muffin that will satisfy those late day cravings and keep bellies happy happy.

Apple Pie Muffins from Weelicious

Apple Pie Muffins  (makes 36 mini muffins)

  • Prep Time: 10 mins,
  • Cook Time: 15 mins,
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  • 1 1/2 cups white whole wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 2 large granny smith apples, peeled and chopped into 1/4 inch cubes, about 2 cups
  • crumble topping:
  • 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1 tablespoon packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, chilled and chopped
  • 1/3 cup pumpkin seeds


  1. 1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. 2. In a bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and brown sugar.
  3. 3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, egg, vanilla, and melted butter.
  4. 4. Stir the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix until just combined.
  5. 5. Fold in the apples.
  6. 6. In a food processor, combine the oats, brown sugar, chilled butter, and pumpkin seeds. Pulse to combine and chop the pumpkin seeds.
  7. 7. Pour batter into greased mini-muffin cups, top each with 1 teaspoon of the pumpkin seed mixture, and bake 15 minutes, or until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Apple Pie Muffins

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  1. Pattie K.

    September 13, 2015 at 4:28 pm

    I made them without pumpkin seeds since I wasn’t sure if daycare would approve the seeds. They’re pretty good. As an adult I would prefer to have the ‘crunchier’ topping. But still pretty good.

  2. Katieann Mikula

    March 28, 2015 at 11:30 am

    One of my favorite recipes! I use pecans instead of the pumpkin seeds for the topping and they turn out just as good. Love all of your recipes!

  3. abarwinski

    October 26, 2014 at 11:42 am

    Can these be frozen and if so with the crumb topping ?

    • C. McCord

      October 27, 2014 at 9:29 am

      Yep! Some of the crumb topping might fall off when they’re frozen. Thaw in the fridge overnight, and if desired, reheat in the oven or toaster oven for about 10 minutes on 350F!

  4. MHTeach

    June 4, 2014 at 1:56 pm

    These were a huge hit with my family! My toddler loved them as is, my husband and I toasted them and put a little butter on them-delicious!

  5. Kate @ ¡Hola! Jalapeño

    April 7, 2014 at 4:08 am

    So good! I especially love the pumpkin seeds—one of my favs!

  6. Tracy

    April 3, 2014 at 12:14 am

    Would you keep these in the fridge or on the counter? They turned out great – w/pears instead of apples!

  7. Casey

    April 1, 2014 at 4:35 pm


  8. Michelle S

    March 31, 2014 at 11:47 pm

    Holy smokes! I just made these and they are awesome! I can’t wait to share them with the kiddies in the morning… if there are any left :)

  9. sarah

    March 31, 2014 at 10:39 am

    Looks delicious but I never have buttermilk in the pantry. Can I substitute natural yogurt?

    • Catherine McCord

      March 31, 2014 at 11:11 am

      If you don’t have buttermilk you can use regular milk! If you like the tangy flavor of the buttermilk, you can make some by mixing 1 cup of any milk with 1 tablespoon of lemon juice or vinegar!

      • sarah

        April 1, 2014 at 1:17 pm

        Yummy thanks!

  10. Rebecka

    March 31, 2014 at 10:34 am

    LOL – was about to ask the same question as Meera!

  11. Meera

    March 31, 2014 at 9:13 am

    I see honey in the preparation instructions but not in the ingredient list. How much honey goes into these?