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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 372kcal
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:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Place paper cups in a muffin tin and spray them a little with cooking spray.
  • In a medium bowl combine together the dry ingredients: flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Set aside.
  • 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.
  • Squeeze the water from the apples and fold them into the batter using a spatula.
  • Pour the batter into the baking muffin tins layered with paper cups.

For the Bacon Streusel:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Top the muffins with the bacon streusel topping.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a wooded cake tester inserted in the center of the muffin comes out clean.
  • 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:

  • 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.
  • Enjoy!


Calories: 372kcal | Carbohydrates: 74g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 330mg | Potassium: 298mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 48g | Vitamin A: 330IU | Vitamin C: 1.8mg | Calcium: 155mg | Iron: 2.8mg