Meet the Apple Muffins of your dreams! Bursting with apple flavor: check. Moist: check. Not too sweet: check. Buttery streusel crumb topping: check. Warm autumn spices: check. All of the above while also being somewhat healthy AND easy to make: check!
Apple Spice Muffins with Streusel Topping
- ¼ cup (40 g) flour
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon oatmeal
- A little pinch of salt
- 3 tablespoons (40 g) butter
- 1 ½ cups (210 g) all-purpose flour
- ½ cup (70 g) whole wheat or spelt flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon grated nutmeg
- ¼ teaspoon ground allspice
- ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
- ½ cup (100 g) brown sugar
- 2 medium apples cored and grated or diced (with or without the peel)
- 2 eggs room temperature, slightly beaten
- 1 cup (250 ml) apple juice room temperature
- ¼ cup (60 g) butter melted
- Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C). Butter muffin pan or line with paper liners.
- For the streusel topping: stir together the flour sugar, oatmeal and salt in a small bowl. Cut the butter into cubes and rub it into the flour mixture until mixture is crumbly.
- For the muffins: In a large mixing bowl, stir together both kinds of flour, baking powder, salt, spices and sugar. Fold in the apples.
- In a medium sized bowl, whisk together the eggs, apple juice and melted butter. Pour the apple juice mixture into the flour mixture and stir to combine. Don’t overmix!
- Spoon batter into the muffin cups, filling them two-thirds full. Spoon streusel topping over the muffins.
- Bake for 5 minutes at 400°F (200°C) and then reduce the oven temperature to 350°F (170°C) without opening the oven and bake for another 10-12 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean. Muffins will stay fresh tightly covered at room temperature for at least two days. Or they can be frozen for up to one month.