1 dozen

Use a cheese grater's large holes to shred apples.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 400°.

Step 2

Combine first 8 ingredients in a large bowl; make a well in center of mixture. Combine apple, buttermilk, oil, and egg in a bowl; stir well. Add to dry ingredients, stirring just until moist.

Step 3

Divide batter evenly among 12 muffin cups coated with cooking spray. Combine remaining ingredients; sprinkle over muffins. Bake at 400° for 20 minutes or until golden. Remove from pans immediately. Serve warm.

Ratings & Reviews


April 11, 2016
These muffins are good. They are not too sweet, yet the sugar and cinnamon mixture that is sprinkled on top gives it a little extra sweetness that's really nice. The cornmeal gives the muffin a really nice texture, and the shredded apples results in what I thought, was a really tender and moist muffin. Mine baked in about 15 minutes, not 20.

April 11, 2016
I like your addition of flaxseed. I will add that next time instead of the cornmeal. I will grind the flaxseed into a flour. Thanks!

just OK

April 08, 2015
These were ok.  Didn't care for the cornmeal in the muffins, and honestly, they weren't sweet enough for my taste  Would not make again.

sukeedog's Review

October 11, 2014

ChristinaATL's Review

September 20, 2014
I omitted the ginger, used chopped apples instead of shredded, used yogurt instead of buttermilk, and oats instead of corn meal. Kids loved it!

hcamp29's Review

August 30, 2013
My kids liked this recipe. They were able to help make it. My daughter liked the crunchy sugar on top (we used turbinado sugar for the topping). My son liked the apples. I thought that the recipe was okay. The muffins reminded me of zucchini muffins--maybe because of the effect that shredded apple had on the density of the muffin.

ChefLeesher's Review

December 22, 2012
Toddler approved. These are great. I love that I had everything on hand (made buttermilk by adding 1 tablespoon of vinegar to the milk) and there is not a ton of sugar. The cornmeal gives these a unique and yummy texture. I used 2 gala apples which only yeilded about 1 1/4 cups but they turned out fine.

heddyq's Review

August 31, 2012

Melissa111's Review

December 02, 2010
My family loved this recipe! I don't usually rate recipes but the other reviews were on the negative side so I almost didn't make it and I don't want anyone else to make that mistake. The muffins were moist and the simple addition of cinnamon-sugar on the top was a nice touch and gave the muffin some texture. I did alter the recipe slightly just to boost nutritional value. I used half whole wheat flour and half white. I also added two tablespoons of ground flax seed.

Stacia527's Review

June 24, 2010
My family and my daycare kids really liked these muffins. I did make a couple changes.. I used Pampered Chef's Sweet Apple Sprinkle and Sweet Cinnamon Sprinkle instead of the cinnamon and I was out of oil so I substituted applesauce. I made these in my mini muffin pan and they turned out great. Will definitely make again.