|Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)|
|Servings: 12 servings|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 18g||23%|
|Saturated Fat 7g||37%|
|Total Carbohydrate 44g||16%|
|Dietary Fiber 3g||11%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
These tasty fresh apple muffins are topped with a buttery crumb streusel mixture. Feel free to use chopped pecans in this recipe or add a little more chopped apple if you don't care for nuts. They're delicious either way, and they make a great flavorful muffin for a special morning.
- 1/2 cup (4 ounces) butter (softened)
- 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour (Spoon and Sweep Method, about 10 ounces)
- 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2/3 cup milk
- 1 cup chopped apple (finely chopped)
- Optional: 1/2 cup walnuts (chopped)
- For the Crumb Topping:
- 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/3 cup brown sugar (packed)
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- Pinch of salt
Heat oven to 375 F. Line muffin cups with paper liners.
In a large mixing bowl with an electric mixer, cream butter and 3/4 cup of brown sugar until light. Beat in the eggs until well blended. Beat in the vanilla extract.
In another bowl combine the 2 1/4 cups of flour with the baking powder, 2 teaspoons of cinnamon, and 1/4 teaspoon of salt.
Add about one-third of the dry mixture to the creamed mixture with half of the milk. Beat on low speed just until blended. Add the remaining dry mixture and the remaining milk; beat on low speed just until blended. Fold in the chopped apple. Spoon the batter into 12 prepared muffin cups, filling about 3/4 full.
In a small bowl, combine the 1/3 cup of flour with 1/3 cup of brown sugar, the cinnamon, and the pinch of salt; mix to blend thoroughly. Work in the butter with a fork or fingers until the mixture is crumbly. Sprinkle a generous amount over each filled muffin cup.
Bake the muffins for about 18 to 23 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a large muffin comes out clean. Makes 1 dozen apple muffins.