Apple Muffins with Cinnamon Crumbs

With the onslaught of apples we have received through our crop-share Greg found this recipe and decided it sounded delicious (and simple enough) so we gave it a whirl. What a great turnout! We didn’t put enough batter in each so we didn’t get the ‘real’ muffin look on them but next time we figured we would cut 4 out and make just 12 like they suggested and fill them up more. We ended up making 16…

You can find the recipe online at:

What you will need:
1 ½ cups chopped apples (2 apples got us to this amount )
1 tsp baking powder
2 cups flour
½ tsp salt
½ cup butter
2 eggs
1 cup white sugar
1 ¼ tsp vanilla

For the Crumb Topping –

½ cup packed brown sugar
1 tbsp flour
1/8 tsp ground cinnamon (a generous sprinkling will do)
1 tbsp butter (softened)

To Bake:

Pre-heat your oven to 375 F. You can grease up a muffin pan or use the cupcake/muffin liners to save yourself a mess later! In a medium bowl mix flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In another bowl, beat butter, sugar and eggs until smooth. Mix in your vanilla and stir in your apples. Gradually blend in your flour mixture with the beaters – this helps get any larger chunks of apples you may have had a bit easier to handle. Spoon your
mixture into your muffin pan.

In a different bowl mix brown sugar, flour and cinnamon. Cut in butter until mixture is like course crumbs. Sprinkle over the tops of mixture in the muffin pan. Bake for 20 minutes and then enjoy them! Again, as you can see in the picture below they didn’t ‘muffin up’ enough because we simply didn’t put enough batter in each. Plan for 12 muffins and not one additional and they should turn out perfect!


4 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by whit on October 13, 2011 at 9:59 am

    Delicious! I think doubling the crumb quantity will help next time. Also, these are best served warm, so don’t be afraid to give em a shot in the micro in the days following the initial bake 🙂


  2. Posted by Samantha F. on October 13, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    Just don’t put them in the microwave for four minutes…


  3. Yummy! It looks yummy!


  4. These were amazing. Thank you for sharing them with us!


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