Apple Streusel Muffins

23 Aug 2014

Apple Streusel Muffins

Apple Streusel Muffins


Let me first start by admitting that this is not a completely new recipe on my blog. Yeah, I know. Remember my last blog post when I lamented that I was getting more and more unoriginal? Well this one takes the cake. (Or the muffin. Ba dum tss)



Apple Streusel Muffins


If this recipe seems eerily similar to the one I made back in 2012...well you've got me. It is pretty much the same.

But you GUYS! It is so good that I NEEDED to remind you about it! So that you can store it in your shelf until apple season, or go out and make it now! Because who doesn't want to bake with apples all year round?


Apple Streusel Muffins


These muffins have actually been made (by me) so many times since the first time I posted them two years ago (can you believe I have been blogging for that long?). And now I want to give my new readers a chance to make them. You can be sure I'll make them again.


Apple Streusel Muffins


PART of the reason I am making these muffins is because my boyfriend is forcing me to eat healthy. Not forcing me like tying me to a chair and force feeding me kale and quinoa (which I wouldn't mind too much), but saying "we will not buy chocolate, candy, potato chips..." I kind of stopped listening after that, but I got his point.

I convinced him that I will bake one healthy thing, then one unhealthy thing. You know...to balance things out. And since these muffins have apples in them.. Well they must be healthy. Or that's what I convinced him.

So my friends, you can be expecting my next baked good to be unhealthy. Or hey, maybe I will jump on the healthy bandwagon and only bake healthy.

Alternately, maybe I can convince him that anything I bake would be healthier than the junk you buy prepacked in the stores. I will keep you updated. In the meantime, enjoy these muffins!


Apple Streusel Muffins



Apple Streusel Muffins
printable recipe 


What you'll need:

Muffin:
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg, ground
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 apple, peeled and cored, 3/4 shredded, 1/4 cut into cubes


Streusel topping:
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted



Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 375˚F. Line muffin pan with paper liners, or lightly spray a muffin pan.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the 2 cups flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, 1 teaspoon cinnamon and nutmeg.
  3. In a large bowl, cream together the 1/2 cup butter, 1/2 cup brown and white sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs and vanilla and beat well. Slowly add the flour mixture, mixing until fully incorporated. Fold in the apples.
  4. Spoon the batter into the prepared muffin pans.
  5. In a small bowl, combine the streusel topping ingredients together. Sprinkle over the muffins.
  6. Bake for around 15 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Place on wire racks to cool completely.

Slightly adapted from All Recipes



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19 comments:

  1. I am having now my morning coffee.. so I would love to grab one of these muffins :D

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  2. I will always take more apple muffins!

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  3. What delicious muffins, wouldn't mind a big bite of them :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  4. I so love these ..they look delicious!

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  5. What a great muffin, glad you brought it back!

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  6. Nothing wrong with featuring good ol' classics such as this one, it looks divine :D x

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  7. Yay for apple muffins! This is sending me straight into fall :)

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  8. Sometimes its good to revisit an old favorite.

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  9. I love a good apple muffin, and streusel makes everything better!!

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  10. Who cares about originality? If it is an awesome muffin, it warrants repeating! And by the way, I haven't baked with apples yet. This is where I start right? Oh yes!

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  11. These muffins sound just perfect for the first apples of fall! I love the copious streusel too. :)

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  12. I've been in such an apple mood lately…fall is on it's way! These muffins would really hit the spot!

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  13. Seems pretty healthy to me :). In my family apple desserts are one of our favorite. I can;t believe fall is here already.

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  14. Really good food deserves a repeat! And these muffins definitely qualify as really good food. :)

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  15. Apple? Steusel? Yes, please. ;-) Fun muffins -- thanks.

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  16. Apple streusel muffins sound amazing! I love that apples are so tasty and can be transformed into delicious treats.

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  17. These apple muffins sound so delcious!

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  18. Best thing about fall is definitely APPLE DESSERTS! This is an excellent reminder!

    Plus, even as food bloggers, we crave classic things that we`ve baked a million times before! No harm in that.

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