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Apple Crisp Muffin Cups

These apple crisp muffins are a nice treat when you need a 'picker upper', they go great with a cup of coffee. They freeze well and are quick to thaw for that work or after school snack, dessert, or even breakfast. Enjoy them plain or top with caramel sauce and a dollop of whipped cream if you want to serve them for dessert. In any case they are a neat little hand held mouthful or two of goodness.
This is a large recipe. Handy for extra in the freezer.

Apple filling:
  • 6 medium/large McIntosh apples, peeled, cored and cut in small chunks
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  1. In a medium sized saucepan mix ingredients together and cook just until apples turn tender,  3-5 minutes. Set aside.
Muffin cups:
  • 2 cups oats, I used old fashioned oats
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 cups cold butter, cut in cubes
  1. Whisk together oats, flour, brown sugar, and cinnamon.
  2. Add butter cubes and using pastry blender cut butter into dry ingredients until it looks like coarse crumbs.
  3. Place heaping tablespoons of crumbs in each mini muffin cup, press into bottom and up the sizes to the top. I used mini muffin pans.
  4. Spoon 2 teaspoons apple filling into each muffin cup
  5. Bake in a 350ยบ oven for 25 minutes, allow to cool in pan then remove carefully and serve. Place remaining muffin cups in a tightly covered container and freeze.
  6. Yield: 48 mini muffin cups


  1. YUMMMMMMMM!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Just printed this out. I bought a new mini muffin pan to use for the brownie bites recipe...a big hit with the family. Now I get to use it for this too ;). In my mind anything made with apples is healthy.Oh and this one also has oats...a mega healthy muffin ;)

  3. About how many cups would that be? I have some canned apple slices that would work great for that!

  4. Hi
    looks yummy and will go perfect for a ladies brunch this weekend.
    I have 4 cups cut up frozen apples-would they work just as well as the fresh cut

    1. I haven't used frozen apples for these muffin cups but you might want to add a little cornstarch to the apple filling before cooking. Maybe a couple of teaspoons?


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