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apple bacon muffins

Apple Bacon Muffins with Cinnamon Frosting

Cinnamon loaded apple bacon muffins are topped with a bacon streusel and cinnamon cream cheese frosting make for a perfect transition into fall.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Apple Bacon Muffins
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 10 servings
Calories 372 kcal
Author Catalina Castravet


Apple Muffins:

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 green apples grated
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup plain yogurt whole fat
  • cooking spray

Bacon Streusel:

  • 5 bacon stripes cooked and crumbled
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • ¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup light brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 4 ounces cream cheese room temperature
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter 1/2 stick , room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon


Apple Muffins:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Place paper cups in a muffin tin and spray them a little with cooking spray.
  3. In a medium bowl combine together the dry ingredients: flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Set aside.
  4. In a large mixing bowl (using a hand mixer or electric mixer fitted with the wire attachment) whisk together sugar and eggs until light and fluffy, add the yogurt and dry ingredients, mix until combined.
  5. Squeeze the water from the apples and fold them into the batter using a spatula.
  6. Pour the batter into the baking muffin tins layered with paper cups.

For the Bacon Streusel:

  1. First cook the bacon stripes, cover a baking pan with parchment paper, lay them on the paper and cook at 350F for 10-15 minutes or until crispy. Remove from oven and crumble.
  2. In a sauce pan over medium heat melt the butter, once the butter is melted remove from heat and add the rest of the ingredients, including the bacon pieces. Mix with a fork until combined.
  3. Top the muffins with the bacon streusel topping.
  4. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a wooded cake tester inserted in the center of the muffin comes out clean.
  5. Remove from oven and transfer muffins to cool on a cooling rack. Wait for the muffins to cool completely before topping with frosting.

Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting:

  1. In the bowl of an electric mixer cream together butter, cream cheese, sugar and cinnamon until light and fluffy. Drizzle over the apple bacon muffins.
  2. Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Apple Bacon Muffins with Cinnamon Frosting
Amount Per Serving
Calories 372 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 48mg16%
Sodium 330mg14%
Potassium 298mg9%
Carbohydrates 74g25%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 48g53%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 330IU7%
Vitamin C 1.8mg2%
Calcium 155mg16%
Iron 2.8mg16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.