Apple Crumble Muffins

Apple Crumble Muffins
Apple Crumble Muffins. Photo: Diana Rattray
  • 34 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 19 mins
  • Yield: 12 servings
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These tasty fresh apple muffins are topped with a buttery crumb streusel mixture. Feel free to use chopped pecans in this recipe or add a little more chopped apple if you don't care for nuts. They're delicious either way, and they make a great flavorful muffin for a special morning.

What You'll Need

  • 1/2 cup (4 ounces) butter (softened)
  • 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour (Spoon and Sweep Method, about 10 ounces)
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1 cup chopped apple (finely chopped)
  • Optional: 1/2 cup walnuts (chopped)
  • For the Crumb Topping:
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar (packed)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Pinch of salt

How to Make It

  1. Heat oven to 375 F. Line muffin cups with paper liners.
  2. In a large mixing bowl with an electric mixer, cream butter and 3/4 cup of brown sugar until light. Beat in the eggs until well blended. Beat in the vanilla extract.
  3. In another bowl combine the 2 1/4 cups of flour with the baking powder, 2 teaspoons of cinnamon, and 1/4 teaspoon of salt.
  4. Add about one-third of the dry mixture to the creamed mixture with half of the milk. Beat on low speed just until blended. Add the remaining dry mixture and the remaining milk; beat on low speed just until blended. Fold in the chopped apple. Spoon the batter into 12 prepared muffin cups, filling about 3/4 full.
  1. In a small bowl, combine the 1/3 cup of flour with 1/3 cup of brown sugar, the cinnamon, and the pinch of salt; mix to blend thoroughly. Work in the butter with a fork or fingers until the mixture is crumbly. Sprinkle a generous amount over each filled muffin cup.
  2. Bake the muffins for about 18 to 23 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a large muffin comes out clean. Makes 1 dozen apple muffins.