NY Apple Muffins

The flavors of apples, cinnamon, and walnuts are the perfect combination for a breakfast muffin, but the real secret that makes these muffins special is the cream cheese. This is a big batch recipe that makes 24 muffins, so you might have some extras for the freezer when you make this recipe.

Recipe source Taste of Home

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NY Apple Muffins
2 cups all purpose flour
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
3 eggs
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 (3 ounce) package cream cheese, cut into 1/4-inch cubes and softened
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups chopped peeled apples
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts
1/4 cup all purpose flour
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon grated lemon peel

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Prepare muffin pans by greasing or use paper liners. In a large bowl, combine flour, brown sugar, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, cloves, and nutmeg. In a separate bowl, combine the eggs, butter, cream cheese, and vanilla; stir into the dry ingredients just until moistened (batter will be stiff). Fold in the apples, raisins, and walnuts. Fill the prepared pans two-thirds full. Combine topping ingredients; sprinkle over batter. Bake in preheated oven for  20 - 25 minutes. Cool in pans for 5 minutes before removing to wire racks. Makes 24 muffins.

Fill the muffin cups two-thirds full with batter then sprinkle with the topping mixture.

Bake muffins for 20 -25 minutes.

These NY Apple Muffins are breakfast muffins that are worth waking up and getting out of bed for!


  1. Goodness, I want one of these muffins now! They look delicious and chock full of good things! I love apples anything this time of year and in early fall! Thanks for sharing. :)

  2. I could use one of those this morning....or 2 or 3! LOL! They look so yummy and I love your liners too!

  3. They look wonderful, and I am specially waiting for Autumn now to enjoy this Luxury...

    Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  4. mmm, delicious combination of flavors! Love the addition of the cream cheese! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  5. Anita,
    The combination of flavors in this muffin sound wonderful, and I love the idea that you can freeze them!

  6. That does look good! Would love one with a cup of tea :)

  7. We love muffins at our house and not just for breakfast. They are a great snack anytime. This recipe sounds really good, Anita. I will make these because I like all the yummy ingredients.--------

  8. These look and sound GREAT
    I loooooooove apple desserts, especially with lots of cinnamon :)

  9. I love a good muffin for breakfast--these look delish.

  10. I SO agree - they would make you WANT to get out of bed for! =) I love apple muffins, and am a cream cheese freak. Printing!!!
    Thanks so much for sharing.

  11. P.S. - Love your darling muffin papers too!!!!!

  12. Anita - wanted you to know my blog post tonight is sharing this lovely recipe of yours...come over and check it out...http://www.thebetterbaker.blogspot.com/2012/10/new-york-apple-muffins-with-streusel.html YUUUMM!