Apple Lemon with Cinnamon Muffins Recipe -
Apple Lemon with Cinnamon Muffins Recipe
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Apple Lemon with Cinnamon Muffins

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Original recipe makes 12 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    45 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Grease 12 muffin cups.
  2. In a bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt. In a separate bowl, cream together the 1/2 cup sugar, eggs, butter, lemon zest, lemon juice, and milk. Mix the creamed ingredients into the flour mixture until evenly moist. Fold in the apples. Spoon into the prepared muffin cups.
  3. Mix the 1 tablespoon sugar and cinnamon, and sprinkle over the tops of the muffin batter.
  4. Bake 15 minutes in the preheated oven, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean. Cool 1 to 2 minutes before turning out onto wire racks to cool completely.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 19, 2006

I used 2 medium red delicious apples(all I had on hand) Took the apples unpeeled and half a lemon rind and threw it into my food processor. Very easy to whip up. I like the skin left on the apples for bits of color(and added fiber) I used half cup whole wheat flour and 1 cup a-p flour. I only had buttermilk so used that in lieu of regular milk. Added 1/2 tsp. nutmeg to the batter and this complimented the other flavors nicely. These are not very sweet so sugar/cinnamon mixture on top was a plus. I also added tsp. vanilla. These were super moist with a fluffy light texture even with using the w.wheat flour. They almost had a 'tutti-frutti' flavor. Very nice muffin.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 22, 2010

These muffins were very tender and light, but the three stars reflects the fact that they have no lemon flavor at all. Basically a plain apple muffin with very little flavor, period. They would have been really good had the lemon flavor been prominent.


67 Ratings

Jan 26, 2010

I used 1/2 cup of applesauce instead of the butter and it was an awesome muffin! Will definately make again!

Jan 10, 2007

These are really nice, moist, and flavorful muffins. I am generally not one to hack these recipes to death when I try them, but I did make a few changes this time (some out of necessity and some out of preference). I didn't have any lemons on hand, so instead of using the zest and juice of a lemon, I added a tsp of Penzey's lemon extract, which is nice and strong and imparted a nice natural-tasting lemon flavor. I diced the apples very, very finely because if my 2-year old finds chunks of anything in her muffins, she spits them out. (I would love to know if anyone has made this with grated apples, by the way!) 10 T of butter seemed like a lot to me, so I used 6 T of butter and 4 T. of natural style applesauce; this was just enough butter to keep the muffins rich and moist. I added about a half tsp of cinnamon to the batter and skipped the cinnamon/sugar on top. These are moist, flavorful, not-too-dense and not-too-light, and I agree with another reviewer in saying kind of tutti-fruitti in flavor. I will definitely make these again. Thanks for a great muffin recipe!

Jun 14, 2005

These muffins are wonderful. I added more apple, as my family loves them. They are tender and wonderful hot, right out of the oven. I will definately make these again.

Sep 22, 2010

These are pretty good. A little too cake like but the flavor is really nice.

Sep 08, 2009

The cinnamon topping is what makes these and the lemon makes them just a little bit different from other apple muffins I've tried. Ideal for breakfast as they weren't too sweet. Thankyou Roby we enjoyed these.

Apr 24, 2011

These muffins were yummy! The only thing that kept it from having that 5th star was that I was expecting more lemon flavor. I'll probably add more than the recipe calls for next time to meet my taste expectations. All in all this recipe is a keeper. I like to make things according to the original recipe first and then tweak. :-)


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  • Calories
  • 228 kcal
  • 11%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 29.1 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 58 mg
  • 19%
  • Fat
  • 11 g
  • 17%
  • Fiber
  • 1.1 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 4 g
  • 8%
  • Sodium
  • 209 mg
  • 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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