Fluffy Apple Crumb Muffins

 

My son is a Huge lover of apples. So much so, that year round we are never without apples in our home. Gala, Red delicious, Granny smith, he loves them all. So given the abundance of apples during the fall, creating delicious apple baked treats is a must. Muffins are easy to make and are a great on-the-go breakfast. Below is a quick and simple Apple crumb muffin recipe that can be easily customized. Enjoy!

 

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Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup butter (softened)
  • 1 1/4 cup cane sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 cups peeled, cored and diced apples (i used gala apples)
  • 1/2 cup organic natural apple sauce
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
  • 1/2 cup milk (or almond milk)

Cinnamon & Sugar Crumble Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup cane sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons butter, cubed

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Coat top and insides of jumbo muffin pan with cooking spray, or line with muffin papers.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together 1/2 cup butter, 1 1/4 cups of sugar, vanilla, and salt until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at time. Mix together the 1 3/4 cups of flour, baking powder, and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon. Stir in the flour mixture alternately with the milk, mixing just until incorporated. Fold in diced apples, applesauce, & walnuts. Scoop into muffin cups to fill 3/4 full.
  3. Making Cinnamon Crumble: In a small bowl, combine 1/4 cup cane sugar, 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon of nutmeg,  3 tablespoons all-purpose flour, and 2 tablespoons cubed butter. Mix together using a pastry blender, or two butter knives. The crumble topping should resemble small peas.
  4. Sprinkle on top of muffin mixture.
  5. Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes, or until tops are golden brown, and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. You can cover with aluminum if browning too quickly.
  6. Remove from pans and let cool.

 

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