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Apple Streusel Muffins Recipe

Apple Streusel Muffins Recipe

These 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. + 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 peeled chopped 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.

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Adavie01 User ID: 5962039 266021
Reviewed 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 User ID: 92779 261515
Reviewed 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 User ID: 7182927 254911
Reviewed 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!"

betsyam User ID: 8131356 242586
Reviewed Jan. 26, 2016 Edited Jul. 2, 2017

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

kmpatch User ID: 149103 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 User ID: 7360500 233199
Reviewed Sep. 20, 2015

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

carol1229 User ID: 2027906 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 User ID: 2978210 156555
Reviewed Sep. 10, 2014

"Light & full of flavor."

efwynne User ID: 4092460 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 User ID: 5739442 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 User ID: 1799143 77720
Reviewed Nov. 5, 2013

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

KarenWisconsin User ID: 7450554 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 User ID: 2574214 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 User ID: 6935656 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 User ID: 6890501 77719
Reviewed Sep. 28, 2012

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

kakjw User ID: 1670512 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 User ID: 5114810 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 User ID: 1138897 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 User ID: 5185084 135225
Reviewed Feb. 7, 2012

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

robin hodge User ID: 1994219 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 User ID: 5863259 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 User ID: 5615765 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 User ID: 5503359 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 User ID: 4365823 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 User ID: 5470032 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 User ID: 5125460 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 User ID: 2021578 135581
Reviewed Apr. 4, 2010

"Very good!"

lssrls User ID: 1447889 77646
Reviewed Dec. 20, 2008

"These are very good !!"

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