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Apple Streusel Muffins

These apple streusel muffins remind us of coffee cake, and my husband and kids love them 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.
  • Makes
    1 dozen

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups peeled chopped tart apples
  • STREUSEL TOPPING:
  • 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

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 375°. Whisk together first 5 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.
  • Fill 12 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.
  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
1 muffin: 295 calories, 10g fat (6g saturated fat), 55mg cholesterol, 398mg sodium, 49g carbohydrate (32g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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  • Karen L
    Dec 30, 2019

    I didn’t add the streusel topping, opted instead for crystal glazing sugar. Also added a little cinnamon

  • bernerlover
    Sep 15, 2019

    These were ok. I can't believe I'm saying this but I thought they were too sweet and actually too many apples, and I love both. I made exactly as called for. Not too bad but probably won't make again. Hubby loved them though. I try to be nice when I make negative comments (which isn't often) because I hate when people call them slop, or say they throw in garbage.

  • Brittany
    May 20, 2019

    Made as directed. Didn't look like there was enough batter to cover apples. But I had faith, they turned out FANTASTIC.!

  • TrishtheDish1
    Nov 10, 2018

    I usually make a different recipe for apple muffins, but decided to try something new. I liked the dense texture and not overly sweetness of this muffin. I did add a couple of tablespoons of milk to the batter because it seemed too stiff. The topping was just right, not too heavy to collapse the muffins, and not too sweet either. I would make these again.

  • meaganteal
    May 13, 2018

    I thought thiese were kinda dry. Not my favorite muffins

  • chicothewonderpup
    Nov 2, 2017

    Made these with an additional 1/3 cup of milk and streusel topping. Realized 2 minutes after I put them in the oven that I forgot the sugar. I was prepared to dump them in the trash but decided to try one just to see. I was pleasantly surprised to find them pretty good. So I'd say feel free to reduce the amount of sugar. I'm going to try them next time with 1/2 a cup of sugar

  • chicothewonderpup
    Nov 2, 2017

    Made these with an additional 1/3 cup of milk and strudel topping. Realized 2 minutes after I put them in the oven that I forgot the sugar. I was prepared to dump them in the trash but decided to try one just to see. I was pleasantly surprised to find them pretty good. So I'd say feel free to reduce the amount of sugar. I'm going to try them next time with 1/2 a cup of sugar

  • Adavie01
    May 16, 2017

    I made this recipe twice today. The recipe says it is thick, but that was an understatement, it was more like a really thick dough, so I added a little milk. It still came out very dense and mealy, more like a cornbread in my mouth. My son made it the first time, so there is a possibility he miscounted on flour, but it was still way too thick. The second time I added about 1/3 c. of sour milk in with the liquids and this time it came out very moist and fluffy, completely perfect. I also replaced the apples with frozen chopped peaches the second time and skipped the toppings since I was out of brown sugar. It was still really good. I think it makes a great basic muffin recipe. I'll definitely make this again.

  • JMartinelli13
    Feb 19, 2017

    Used granny smiths, and caramel extract in the glaze. More dense than my usual muffin recipes, but we all enjoyed them.

  • mrs._white
    Oct 2, 2016

    A great recipe for fall! I used gala's, which are my favorite, and left them in pretty big chunks so you could be sure to get the apple in almost every bite!