I have a yummy recipe for Apple Streusel Muffins to share with you today!
You see, all of a sudden, I’ve fallen out of love with fresh apples. That has been my #1 craving for the past 8 months, I was eating an apple every day, sometimes two, or even three! And suddenly… I’m done. Don’t get me wrong, I still like them, but I don’t *have* to have them like I did for a while. ;) Which means… I have a few leftover apples I better find something to do with.
Fortunately I LOVE baked apples as much as fresh ones, so taking to the kitchen was a natural place to go!
- 2 c. flour
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- ½ tsp. salt
- ½ c. softened butter
- 1 c. sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 2 c. peeled and diced apples
- ½ tsp. cinnamon
- ¼ tsp. nutmeg
- Streusel Topping:
- ⅓ c. brown sugar
- 1 Tbsp. flour
- ¼ tsp. ground cinnamon
- 1 Tbsp. butter
- Preheat oven to 375F. Spray a 12-cup muffin tin (or 6-cup jumbo muffin tin) with cooking spray or use cupcake papers.
- Sift together flour, baking soda, salt, nutmeg, and cinnamon and set aside.
- In a separate large bowl, beat together butter, sugar, eggs, and vanilla until smooth. Fold in apples. Mix your flour mix into your sugar mix slowly, and then spoon the batter into your muffin pan, filling tins about ¾ full.
- In a small bowl, mix brown sugar, flour and cinnamon, and then cut in 1 Tbsp softened butter until it looks well-mixed and crumbly. Sprinkle over tops of muffins.
- Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center of muffin comes out clean - about 20 minutes for regular muffins, or 30 minutes for jumbo muffins. This will vary depending on the weather and altitude in your area, so be sure to check for doneness when your time is getting close, or when muffins start to smell sweet. (Overbaking will result in dry muffins, so go by the batter itself and not the timer!)
- Cool for at least 10 minutes before serving - you may need to gently loosen edges with a knife.
This recipe makes a nice, dense muffin that’s great for breakfast. Then again, I’d argue that pretty much ALL baked goods are great for breakfast… wouldn’t you say??