Apple and cinnamon is one of my favorite autumn flavour combinations. Apples are in season, and they just scream for cinnamon! 

In my family, muffin tops are a hot-commodity, so when making these cookies, I tried for a fluffy muffin consistency. The secret is to barely mix the batter (similar to a muffin batter), and to wet your hands when forming the cookies because it’s super sticky.

I can’t be the only one who thinks cookies for breakfast needs to become mainstream right?! Well here’s my contribution to that good fight! Pair it with some yogurt for a perfect morning meal 😃

I was honestly shocked how fast this batch went. 8-year-old M couldn’t get enough of them as an after school snack, and the rest of the family literally (I don’t use that word lightly) snapped them up.

When I cook with kids, cookies are my first choice; they’re easy to make, but still involve a lot of skills (measuring, turn-taking, fractions, etc.) and give quick gratification with a short baking time. If your tween is ready to start preparing food independently, give these a try! 


Apple Cinnamon Muffin Tops
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins

A nourishing fruit cookie perfect for breakfast, snack, or anytime!

Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: kids
Keyword: cookies, kid friendly
Servings: 20 cookies
  • 2 ¼ cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp. cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 Tbsp. oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/8 cup sugar
  • 1 small apple chopped well
  1. Preheat oven to 350° F
  2. Combine all dry ingredients
  3. Mix in wet ingredients until just combined being careful not to overmix
  4. Wet hands to form medium sized balls- it’s a very wet mixture
  5. Bake for 15-18 minutes