Spiced Sugar and Cinnamon Apple Muffins!

Muffins for our Chef Candace Breakfast for Dinner Party . . .

Tonight we had our Chef Candace “Breakfast for Dinner” Party. It was a dinner/staff meeting where everyone brought something that would be a “breakfast food”. After going through several cookbooks, I decided to make these Spiced Sugar and Cinnamon Apple Muffins. It’s almost fall, and I had some apples, so why not?

The recipe for these muffins was in my “Katy’s Korner” cookbook from the 1980’s. Katy’s Korner was a tearoom in Eureka Springs, Arkansas during that time. Every year,  Mama and Daddy, my sister and her children, and me and my children, would take a weekend trip there to see the Passion Play, the Christ of the Ozarks, and to eat at Katy’s Corner. It was such a delightful place.

Katy’s Korner, as I have stated in a few other posts, was a yellow Victorian house on the corner, across the street from the Crescent Hotel. The food was wonderful. In fact, we ALWAYS made it a point to eat at Katy’s Korner every time we visited Eureka Springs. Sadly, the last time we went, sometime in the 1990’s, Katy’s Korner was no longer open. But her little tearoom will always hold a special place in my heart and in my memories of our trips to Eureka Springs.

Making the Spiced Sugar and Cinnamon Apple Muffins . . .

The recipe for these muffins is from Katy’s first cookbook, “On the Corner”. The recipe is typical for muffins: dry ingredients, egg, milk, butter and apples. But the muffins are topped off with a sugar-cinnamon mixture, which adds a  a nice touch.

Since this was a breakfast dinner, I decided to make mini-muffins. The recipe made 3 dozen mini-muffins. But, according to Katy, it will make 12-14 regular size muffins.

I used a tablespoon to scoop the batter into the muffin papers because my scoops were too large for the mini-muffins. As you can see from the picture, after you scoop the batter into the muffin tins, the sugar-cinnamon mixture is sprinkled over the top.

These Spiced Sugar and Cinnamon Apple Muffins baked beautifully, and were moist and delicious . . . a perfect breakfast or snack food for fall or anytime!

Do you think you would make these muffins as mini-muffins or regular size ones?

Other muffin recipes you might be interested in are Streusel Oatmeal Sweet Potato Muffins, Banana Nut Streusel Muffins, Banana Coconut Pecan Muffins, and Mama’s Carrot and Spice Bran Muffins.

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Spiced Sugar and Cinnamon Apple Muffins Recipe

These Spiced Sugar and Cinnamon Apple Muffins are perfect as a breakfast food or snack. Great for fall or anytime!






  • 2
  • 1/2
  • 4
    baking powder
  • 1/2
  • 1/2
  • 1
  • 1
  • 4
    melted butter
  • 1
    raw apples, finely chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place muffin papers in the muffin tins. Set aside while you make the muffin batter.

  2. Mix flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and cinnamon together in a bowl.

  3. Add egg, milk, and melted butter. (I usually mix the egg and milk together, then add the melted butter in a separate bowl.)

  4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ones. Mix just until combined.

  5. Add the chopped apples. Mix gently, just until combined.

  6. In a small bowl, mix 2 Tablespoons sugar with 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon for the topping.

  7. Scoop the muffin batter into the prepared muffin tins.

  8. Sprinkle the sugar-cinnamon mixture on top of each muffin.

  9. Bake for 12-14 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.

  10. Remove from oven, and let the muffins stay in the pan for about 5 minutes. Then, place them on wire racks to cool completely.

  11. Store in an air-tight container, or place in zip-top bags and freeze.

Recipe Notes

This recipe makes 3 dozen mini muffins or 12-14 regular size ones. 

NOTE: If you make regular size muffins, you will need to bake them 15-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.



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