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Apple Streusel Muffins Recipe

Apple Streusel Muffins Recipe

My husband and children enjoy these tender coffee cake-like muffins as a quick breakfast or snack on the run. The drizzle of glaze makes them pretty enough for company. —Dulcy Grace, Roaring Spring, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min. + cooling YIELD:12 servings


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped peeled tart apples
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon cold butter
  • GLAZE:
  • 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons 2% milk
  • 1 teaspoon butter, melted
  • 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Dash salt


  • 1. Preheat oven to 375°. Whisk together first five ingredients. In another bowl, whisk together eggs, melted butter and vanilla; add to flour mixture, stirring just until moistened (batter will be stiff). Fold in apples.
  • 2. Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups three-fourths full. For topping, mix brown sugar, flour and cinnamon; cut in butter until crumbly. Sprinkle over batter.
  • 3. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 15-20 minutes. Cool 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool. Mix glaze ingredients; drizzle over tops. Yield: 1 dozen.

Reviews for Apple Streusel Muffins

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betsyam 242586
Reviewed Jan. 26, 2016

"Great recipe! Family loves these muffins- no need for glaze- perfect as is thanks for sharing"

kmpatch 240259
Reviewed Dec. 26, 2015

"These apple muffins are dense and moist - more like pound cake than a muffin. You can really taste the butter. I added 1 tsp. cinnamon to the batter and skipped the glaze. I received many compliments on these muffins."

Sunshinebakerpa 233199
Reviewed Sep. 20, 2015

"I have made these a number of times. They are very good."

carol1229 71296
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2014

"These are one fantastic muffin. I added 1 tsp. ground cinnamon. 1/2 tsp. freshly ground nutmeg and 1 tsp. cinnamon extract to the muffin batter-that added a nice flavor note with the apples. I didn't glaze them because I knew I would be putting some in the freezer. They were delicious even without the glaze-so nice and tender and the streusel added the perfect crunch to the top. Thank you Dulcy for sharing this wonderful recipe."

pamsterhamster 156555
Reviewed Sep. 10, 2014

"Light & full of flavor."

efwynne 71200
Reviewed Jan. 30, 2014

"These muffins came out delicious..the whole family loved them. They're a great way to get kids to eat apples. I did add pecans to a few."

BfamMOM 135226
Reviewed Jan. 16, 2014

"This is a family favorite. We never make the glaze. I use frozen apples if I do not have fresh."

abreendre 77720
Reviewed Nov. 5, 2013

"Great without the glaze. I used Rome apples, my favorite baking apples."

KarenWisconsin 71186
Reviewed Oct. 19, 2013

"I made the muffins without the glaze and they were amazing. I would call them mini coffee cakes, so dense and moist from the apples. I will try them with nuts next time. I love finding new apple recipes, I am crazy for apples."

twinkly19 85888
Reviewed Oct. 13, 2013

"Very good! I would make half the amount of glaze next time - it was a little excessive. Otherwise, very moist and flavorful and just the right amount of sweetness."

alockhart19 152145
Reviewed Oct. 24, 2012

"I made this for a group of teens and they loved it. I found it to be a bit too many step, so instead of the icing, I covered it with caramel and it was soooo delish."

UMOGirl79 77719
Reviewed Sep. 28, 2012

"Very good. I would make again and again. Simple and delicious"

kakjw 154017
Reviewed Sep. 13, 2012

"Had some gala apples to use up so tried this recipe & my family loves them! So moist and flavorful. I followed the exact directions exept I didn't add the glaze - they are delicious w/out it! I'm sending this recipe to my whole family. Highly recommend!"

nilouve 135582
Reviewed Jun. 23, 2012

"I have already made these twice in one week! They were VERY well received, everyone loved them. The only change I made was to cut the glaze recipe in half and it was still plenty for twelve muffins. Thanks for sharing."

foxfire1379 207598
Reviewed May. 30, 2012

"I just pulled these out of the oven! They smelled wonderful while baking and tasted even better! I did not use the glaze because I wanted to freeze some of them. I would love to try the glaze next time I make these. My 5 year old picky daughter ate 2 in one sitting! They are very moist and I did not even have to use butter!"

talon49 135225
Reviewed Feb. 7, 2012

"This is a really excellent muffin, moist & delicious. *****!"

robin hodge 85870
Reviewed Oct. 19, 2011

"This is just about the best Apple Streusel muffin recipe I've ever made. I make these quite often for home and for bake sales at church. Everyone loves them!"

Amy326 153971
Reviewed Sep. 9, 2011

"These are absolutely delicious. The only change I made was to make a bit more of the topping....I like lots of topping! Who doesn't?!! Make won't be disappointed!"

KBaugh 157117
Reviewed Nov. 19, 2010

"This recipe has become a family tradition for Thanksgiving & Christmas. My son always wants to make these for Santa rather than cookies!!"

cagrant06 156549
Reviewed Oct. 10, 2010

"Just finished this recipe and Oh...My...Lord! First, the scent it leaves throughout my house is heavenly. When I tasted it, I couldn't believe how moist it was! Seriously, it tasted bakery-bought. And it wasn't over sweet, it was just right! (I made it without the glaze topping and in a regular cake pan.) I will be making this recipe again; in fact, it may be my annual Christmas cake! Five stars are not enough!"

bookwormette 135224
Reviewed Oct. 4, 2010

"They're awesome! I doubled the recipes andI had to add 2 tsp ground cinnamon and 1 tsp of ground nutmeg in the batter. They're also great for breakfast on the go... and they are also good for snacks as well!! I will make some more soon!! Thanks!!"

Rosinver10 138127
Reviewed Sep. 27, 2010

"I made this into a bread instead of muffins and I added 1 tsp. of cinnamon into the batter...and cooked for 50 minutes. The loaf was gone in a couple hours because no one could get enough! I'm definitely making this again soon!"

Spiffy64 77717
Reviewed May. 11, 2010

"we love these...i leave off the glaze and i still think they are plenty rich and yummy. They freeze really well also!"

Kmbrlybar 135581
Reviewed Apr. 4, 2010

"Very good!"

lssrls 77646
Reviewed Dec. 20, 2008

"These are very good !!"

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