Preheat oven to 350°F degrees and line a muffin pan with 12 liners.
In the bowl of a stand mixer, add the sugar, oil, eggs, and vanilla bean paste.
Stir on setting 2 until smooth.
Add in flour, cinnamon, baking soda and baking powder, and stir on low until just combined.
If not using a stand mixer, stir with a whisk and/or a large spoon.
Gently fold in the apples by hand.
The batter will be thick.
Scoop an equal amount of the batter into the muffin cups. (I like to use an ice cream scoop for this.)
Bake in the oven for 25 minutes.
Insert a toothpick to see if done (toothpick should come out clean).
Remove and allow to cool!
Serving Size 1 muffin
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.