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Apple Streusel Muffins

Difficulty Easy

Apple Streusel Muffins

Recipe by thesal28_wpCourse: BreakfastCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy


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These are the appliest apple muffins I’ve ever tasted, thanks to the double dose of both apples and applesauce. This recipe makes 1 dozen standard sized muffins, and 1 dozen mini muffins. If you do not have a mini muffin pan, you can reserve the leftover batter and once the first batch is done, use the remaining batter to make 3-4 more standard sized muffins.


  • 3/4 cup Whole Wheat flour

  • 1 cup All Purpose flour

  • 1/4 cup sugar

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar

  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten, room temperature

  • 1/2 cup neutral flavored oil (I use grapeseed)

  • 1/2 cup plain Greek Yogurt (I use 2%, but any will do)

  • 1/2 cup applesauce

  • 2 cups apples, finely diced

  • 1 tsp baking soda

  • 1 tsp baking powder

  • 1/4 tsp ground clove

  • 1/4 tsp salt

  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon

  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • Streusel Topping
  •  1 cup packed brown sugar

  • 3/4 cup quick oats

  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour

  • 9 tbsp butter, cold, cut into small pieces- slightly smaller than pea sized. 

  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon 

  • 1/4 tsp Kosher salt


  • Prepare streusel using directions below. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line a 12 count muffin pan AND a 12 count mini muffin pan with paper cupcake liners.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine both flours, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, and salt.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, combine oil, and both sugars, and whisk well to combine. Add eggs and whisk to incorporate. Add yogurt, applesauce, and vanilla extract, and whisk to incorporate.
  • Add the wet ingredients into the dry and mix with a large wooden spoon until just combined. A few streaks of flour are ok. Add the diced apple and mix to incorporate.
  • Spoon the batter evenly into each cupcake liner, filling 3/4 of way. Break off marble sized pieces of streusel off of the large mass of streusel topping and lightly press a small handful into the top of each muffin.
  • Bake for 5 minutes at 425 degrees, then, keeping the muffins in the oven, lower the oven temperature to 350 degrees. Bake the mini muffins for an additional 9-10 minutes, and the larger muffins for an additional 15-17 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean.
  • Cool muffins in the pan for about 15 minutes, then remove from pan and cool on a rack for about an hour. If you try to remove the paper liners while the muffins are warm, the muffin will stick to the paper liners.
  • Once muffins are completely cool, store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
  • Streusel Topping
  • Prepare streusel topping by mixing flour, brown sugar, oats, cinnamon, and salt in a medium bowl. Transfer to your food processor. Scatter in butter, then pulse 10 times. Process continually for 10-15 seconds, only until no visible lumps of butter appear. Transfer mix back into medium bowl and press together to make one cohesive mass. Refrigerate while making apple muffin batter.


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