There is cinnamon, spice and everything nice in these cinnamon-apple cupcakes!
cinnamon-apple cupcakes

So if we were going to rate excuses on a scale of one to ten, “my camera ate it” would fall…

…above “my dog ate it” but below “my prepubescent brother ate it”? In terms of plausibility?

But, you guys. IT DID.

Eat the pictures, that is. ALL THE PICTURES.

Well, all the pictures of these cinnamon-apple cupcakes except for the one that I’ve thrown up here. No idea how it happened. Because I definitely was late to work taking ALL THE PICTURES…(as per usual)…but when I went to download them onto my computer…in between Monday’s mediterranean orzo and a butternut squash pasta dish I’m planning on sharing next week. There was nada.

Between you and me? I don’t blame it.

These cupcakes were good. Better than good. Bursts of apple flavor and crunchy bits of cinnamon sugar crust (swoon) good.

If I were my camera…I would have eaten those photos as well. But…maybe I would have done it before all the cupcakes were either eaten or given away, so that there was some opportunity to retake them. Just saying.

PS – If you call these muffins, you can eat them for breakfast! #winning

Two years ago…Corn Quiche in a Tef Crust, Roasted Winter Squash, Apple and Spelt Berry Soup

Three years ago…Eggplant Crostini with Red Pepper Relish and Feta

Cinnamon-Apple Cupcakes
There is cinnamon, spice and everything nice in these cinnamon-apple cupcakes!
Yield: 18 cupcakes
  • 1¾ cups sugar, divided
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 6 oz nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1½ cups flour
  • 1½ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 granny smith apples, peeled and chopped
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together 1½ cups sugar, butter, vanilla, and Greek yogurt until combined, about 3 minutes. Add in the eggs one at a time, stirring well and scraping down the sides of the bowl after each addition.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt. Add into the batter, mixing on low speed until just combined.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together the remaining ¼ cup sugar and cinnamon. Toss the apple chunks with 2 tbsp of the cinnamon mixer. Fold apple pieces into the batter.
  5. Line 2 cupcake tins with 18 liners. Divide the batter amongst the liners. Sprinkle the remaining cinnamon-sugar mixture over each cupcake.
  6. Bake for 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Let cool on a wire rack before serving.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 cupcake
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81 Responses to Cinnamon-Apple Cupcakes

  1. I would most gladly eat these “muffins” for breakfast. 😉

  2. Chewthefat says:

    Argh! I hate it when that happens! Well, the cakes look great–I bet they’d be wonderful with a cream cheese frosting, too!

  3. At least you still have one photo!! They sound delicious… I wouldn’t blame you if you ate them too fast to take pictures;-)

  4. Danielle says:

    I hate it when electronics misbehave. Your camera really ought to fear you by now, why else would it be so disobedient? BTW, Apple Cinnamon Cupcakes (not muffins), brilliant!

  5. bellini says:

    Apple and pumpkin season is upon us!!

  6. Oh dear, sorry to hear about the camera! Those things are sooo frustrating when they happen. Glad you got one pic though. And remember – we know that everything you make is awesome, pics or no pics!
    TGIF 🙂

  7. Jeanette says:

    Don’t you hate it when that happens – the mysteriously gone missing photos! No matter, these look and sound fantastic Joanne. Perfect for fall!

  8. danielle says:

    Bookmarked this one – my apple trees are overflowing and I think they wan tot be in these cupcakes.

  9. sandra says:

    My camera never ate my pictures (how does that happen?? Bad camera!) but I have sat down to write my post only to find that all the shots suck… and the food is long gone. So I feel for you.

  10. I love how healthy these are! Sounds like a excellent way to start the day! YUM!

  11. Um, YUM to these. Unsurprising that your camera decided to devour them all. 😉

  12. Arrgh,,, you have to watch the camera every time. 🙂 These look wonderful.

  13. I certainly would love a couple of them for the afternoon tea!

  14. elly says:

    Ugh, my computer is dead and I’ve lost so many pictures. It sucks! Glad you salvaged one so you could share this recipe, because it looks awesome.

  15. Beth says:

    Joanne, you can make a great story out of anything! Have a great weekend.

  16. Oh no! I hate computer issues. At least you had 1 photo and that’s totally enough to show me that I need these in my life. Yea, muffin, cupcake, whatever we call it, I’d eat them any time of the day. 🙂

  17. Bad camera! But at least you got one picture.

  18. Did you ever think about going on Master Chef?

    I only ask because I just finished watching this last season. It made me think of you.

  19. Tara says:

    I do not blame you, those would not cruise slow in my house either! I live with 7 roommates (long story, but it’s a huge huge house and we have three kitchens/five bathrooms etc) and any baked treats have no rules after 24 hours. It’s like the Hunger Games whenever someone turns the oven on.

  20. We’ve all had technical difficulties. Frustrating, but inevitable. These cupcakes, though. No difficulties there. I am such a fool for apples and cinnamon!

  21. That’s such a bummer, but at least you still have one delicious looking photo! Seeing fall apple recipes like these makes me happy 🙂

  22. Perfect Fall cupcakes which have to smell amazing with that cinnamon apple! YUM!

  23. Pam says:

    How frustrating! I always download my food photos right away just in case of something like this happening.

    Glad you had one picture left on the camera because that picture is making me want one of these muffins!

  24. You have a very greedy camera that doesn’t like to share. Not cool. Since I cut out dairy, I need to at least five more pictures so that I can drool all over keyboard.

  25. I can relate to this esp if there is anything chocolate is involved.

  26. hehehe, your camera has good taste! These look awesome, as per usual, Joanne 😉 Happy Friday!

  27. I’m most definitely calling these muffins and eating at least two for breakfast!

  28. Lucky Camera. These look perfect for this weekend, Joanne!!

  29. Apple and cinnamon are definitely one of my favorite combinations. So delicious.

  30. Amy says:

    See, I would have made another batch. To, you know, take more pictures. Riiight.

  31. Sarah says:

    These look yum! We’ve some cooking apple trees in our garden, and the apples are just ripening yay! Do you think I could use these or should I just go buy some granny smiths?

  32. Your camera has great taste :p. these look so goood and perfect for fall mornings!! I’m going with muffins for sure…cupcakes are limiting.

  33. Lynn says:

    Warm, with some good butter.

  34. gloria says:

    Look delicious! Love apples!!

  35. Kate says:

    Apples are certainly a breakfast food! Even in cupcakes.

  36. Veronica says:

    Oh man I hate it when that happens! At least it kept a single one for you b/c a recipe without a picture is so sad. It’s the recipe’s happy ending. They do look incredibly incredible! 🙂

  37. Totally naming these “muffins” so I can eat them all for breakfast. Gosh, they look amazing!
    Have an awesome weekend, Joanne! x

  38. Megan says:

    Such a bummer about the pictures! But the cupcakes sound amazing enough to make up for the lack of pictures.

  39. #winning! Yes, please…bring on the apples in full-force, I am so ready. I would eat these for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert. Nom.

  40. Monet says:

    Something similar happened to me last week…I had the photos…and then they were gone. I’m glad you had this one though because these look and sound SO GOOD. Thank you for sharing!

  41. Jessie says:

    There’s some joke somewhere in here about how these cuffins were so delicious, your camera devoured the pictures … can’t quite pin in down … 😉

    I’ve had my camera eat my pictures twice, both at inconvenient times. I think there’s a conspiracy afoot.

  42. Technology fail…doh. Never mind these apple cupcakes/ muffins anytime food look delicious anyway

  43. aww…these look so soft and friendly

  44. HA! I don’t blame your camera either..but I can imagine there was probably a slight sense of panic when they did go missing right? Then again all food photography puts me in a state of panic lol

    You camera has good taste 😉

  45. Chris says:

    I have been burned by a hungry SD card before and have found a solid solution.

    Four words: Phoenix Stellar Photo Recovery

    Costs about $40 which seems like a lot but 1) it works (even on cards that have been reformatted) and 2) the first time you use it, it is worth the $40.

    I am sure there are others out there but that is the software I have used and it has saved many a lost photo for me.

  46. I know Joanne, it happened to me a few times – its so frustrating isn’t it?
    Your cupcakes are always fantastic! Thanks for the recipe. And you’re right – if you call these muffins you can have them for breakfast. Have a wonderful weekend! 🙂

  47. My camera hasn’t eaten any pics . . . yet, but I wouldn’t put it past it 😉 Yay for cupcakes for breakfast!

  48. I love the chunks of apples in here…and I could totally eat like 6 of these for breakfast =)

  49. Pam says:

    ‘Tis the season and they look scrumptious. Muffins is the name!

  50. cquek says:

    I already bookmarked your page. Awesome recipe.

  51. That’s hilarious! I am totally like your camera and would eat all these up

  52. Uggghhhh Joanne so frustrating – this happened to me last year and I lost the photos for 3 recipes. Sorry! 🙁

  53. I’m definitely calling these muffins so I can start the day with them! Hope everything’s ok with your camera!

  54. sippitysup says:

    Even cameras deserve something sweet every now and again. GREG

  55. I don’t blame it either! These look absolutely deliciously good!

  56. Hannah says:

    Bad, bad camera! Although I must say, I can’t blame it… I’d surely eat them all up given half a chance, too.

  57. Monica says:

    Of course there are muffins and qualify as breakfast! : )

  58. silly camera! but i’d still try these. they look amazing!

  59. Love the addition of greek yogurt, this definitely looks like cupcakes. 🙂

  60. I like the greek yogurt very much!I am sure is amazing recipe for cup cakes!

  61. These muffins do looks serious good…
    Sorry about the pic, sucks, it’s happened to me and not a good feeling.

  62. Ohh now I know what to do with all the apples I just picked! 😀

  63. Shannon says:

    hehe. if i was looking at these, i’d eat them all too! especially with all the apples i’ve got in the house 🙂

  64. I would SO eat these for breakfast- or any other meal really… They look amazing!

  65. Velva says:

    A great grab n’ go breakfast or snack anytime. Definitely not good if you camera eats the images too. I like the autumn flavors of apples and cinnamon.


  66. Amazing! I would totally “eat” the pictures too!

  67. What a perfect recipe for the season. Apples and cinnamon are so comforting, and I can almost never say no to anything including both. Especially if I can eat them for breakfast.

  68. These look insanely good Joanne. I love cinnamon and apples in my baked goods so I know I’ll love these. Delicious!

  69. Christine says:

    Detest it when things go awry on one’s computer. Not a tech so no ideas though it looks like you’ve got some good ones in the comments. The cinnamon and apple cupcakes look like…what can I say…to die for. YUM!

  70. Julia says:

    I swear my cameras eaten pictures before. I guess it was hungry?
    Cupcakes are just muffins, without frosting, ya?!!! Totally breakfast food!

  71. lol cupcakes.
    just call em delish.
    I mean cupcakes for breakfast works for me

  72. Reeni says:

    Well I’m glad it left one so we can have a visual although just the name alone had me hooked! Pretty irresistible! I probably wouldn’t of left any.

  73. Christine says:

    Heaven in a mouthful. Am going to exchange apples for nectarines (in season here). It should be so good. Will then save the recipe for winter apples. YUM!!!

  74. I know that I could eat these all day long. Too bad about your pictures.

  75. grace says:

    they need some cinnamon cream cheese frosting for me, but still, excellent creation. 🙂

  76. Ashley says:

    These look awesome!! I’m totally not ready for the cold weather, but BRING ON the apple recipes!

    Side note: I used to have trouble with my photos not ALL showing up on my computer when I was using the cable to connect it. I couldn’t figure out what the heck was going on, but I did end up getting a card reader and haven’t had the problem since (it’s been a few years now). Not sure if that could be the issue with your camera, but just thought I’d throw it out there!

  77. I am definitely calling those muffins as I would definitely want them for breakfast! YUM! Also, that is really weird and would make me want to throw my camera against the wall or something. I hope for your sake you refrained, but still, how annoying!

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