Apple Cinnamon Yogurt Muffins

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Yield: 24 muffins


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 3/4 cups granulated sugar, divided
  • 3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated orange zest
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter
  • 1 cup grated Braeburn or Golden Delicious apple
  • 1 (8 ounce) container low fat vanilla yogurt
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease 24 (3 inch) muffin pan cups or line with paper liners.
  2. In large bowl, combine flour, 1 cup sugar, the baking powder, salt, orange zest and nutmeg. With pastry blender or fork, cut in 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter until mixture is crumbly.
  3. In medium bowl combine apple, yogurt and eggs; add to flour mixture, stirring until just combined. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups and bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until centers spring back when gently pressed.
  4. Cool muffins in pan for 5 minutes; remove from pan and cool until able to handle.
  5. Meanwhile, melt remaining 1/2 stick butter.
  6. In small bowl, combine remaining 3/4 cup sugar and the cinnamon.
  7. To serve. brush tops of muffins with butter and roll top in cinnamon-sugar mixture.


Nutrition per muffin: protein: 3g; fat: 10g; carbohydrate: 29g; fiber: .6g; sodium: 230mg; cholesterol: 44mg; calories: 217