Apple cinnamon muffins with a pecan crunch topping are the best muffins this fall. You get that rich and bold apple cinnamon taste within each bite, and the pecan crunch topping just excels the wow factor of the muffins. An easy, delicious, moist and flavorful muffin that is wonderful for breakfast, after-school snacks, and even a late midnight snack!
As soon as the weather shows any inkling that fall is around the corner, I jump. Don’t get me wrong I live for summer fun, but I love fall flavors. Pumpkin spice, caramel apple, and of course apple cinnamon! We had a couple of days where the weather was slightly fall-ish and I pulled out my supplies and got to work on these muffins. Grab that big cup of coffee and a perfectly cooked muffin and enjoy the day!
Apple Cinnamon Muffins With A Pecan Crunch Topping
I love a basic muffin, but let me be the first to say the pecan crunch topping truly elevated the flavors. You have a super moist and light apple cinnamon muffin and then top with your pecan mix to give you the right amount of sweet and crunchy. You get the nutty flavor in each bite. The presentation of these muffins make it great for brunch, , gifts for loved ones, and a light dessert to offer guests after dinner.
What Are Good Baking Apples
We all know the saying, an apple a day keeps the doctor away! But have you learned which apples are best for baking? Not all apples are created equal, and using select ones will vary in taste and texture!
Let me share a few of the top apples that work well when it comes to baking. These apples are great for pies, cobblers, sauteed, and of course for muffins.
Granny Smith | Granny Smith’s offer that stunning bright green skin that is so inviting. Inside the apple, you have a really crisp and slightly tart apple that makes it one of the most popular apples for baking. It holds up well when baked!
Gala | This variety of apple ranks very high in the most popular variety, move over Red Delicious! A really sweet, juicy and refreshing apple is what you will find. Many reach for Gala apples for affordability and taste!
Pink Lady | This slightly sweet and juicy apple also holds firm whether you make a tart, dumpling, or any other sweet confection. It won’t break down as much as other varieties.
Braeburn | Another really crisp option is the Braeburn. When cooked under pressure this variety thrives!
Those are some of the top picks for apples used in baking, but know there are a handful of other varieties that will work just as good for baking these stunning and delicious muffins.