Apple Donut Muffins

My kids loved these muffins, with delicious little bites of apple throughout and a cinnamon donut style topping the kids had a few of the mini muffins while warm and they said they taste very much like donuts!!  This recipe made 12 regular muffins plus 12 mini muffin, which I love as I can add some into the freezer for lunchbox snacks.

{The Organised Housewife} Apple Donut Muffins


Apple Donut Muffins

  • Author: Katrina
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 25 mins
  • Yield: 12+12 1x
  • Category: Muffins


  • 60g butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup caster sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 teaspoons mixed spice (cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice)
  • 2 1/2 cups self-raising flour
  • 180ml milk
  • 2 tablespoons greek yoghurt
  • 2 apples, peeled, cored and diced into 1cm pieces

Cinnamon Topping

  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • cinnamon sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 180C
  2. Line a 12 hole muffin tin with muffin liners and grease a 12 hole mini muffin tin
  3. In a mixer add butter, oil and sugar, mix on medium speed until well combined and creamy, approx 30 seconds
  4. Add eggs and vanilla, slowly mix until combined
  5. Fold through the flour until just combined (do not over mix)
  6. Pour in milk, yoghurt and apple and stir through until all ingredients are well combined
  7. Spoon mixture evenly into muffin tins
  8. Bake mini muffins for 10 minutes and regular muffins for 12-15 min or until golden
  9. Allow muffins to cool in pan for 5 minutes then add the topping

Cinnamon Topping

  1. Remove muffins from pan
  2. Brush with melted butter
  3. Sprinkle cinnamon sugar over the top
  4. Best served warm!

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Laura August 7, 2014 - 7:21 AM

Ooh this sounds really good and I like how they make so many, will definitely have to give them a try

Bec @ The Plumbette August 8, 2014 - 4:38 PM

I have always made apple and cinnamon muffins but this is a different take on what I cook. Will def give these a go because I love a hot cinnamon donut!

Katrina August 11, 2014 - 10:25 AM

They are super yummy Bec! Enjoy with a nice cuppa.:)

Emily Nicholson July 6, 2015 - 9:52 AM

Thank you for all your practical posts! I made these yesterday, very tasty and amazing served warm… Great for children!

Sue January 19, 2017 - 2:50 PM

Hi Kat, I’ve made these before following your recipe and loved them. I made another batch this morning with the kids hoping to freeze some for school and kindy next week. Silly me, I should have known the kids (and myself) could not resist the yummy smell and taste of these delicious treats. I guess I’ll have to make more when the kids are in bed ? Thanks for the recipe!


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