There’s just something about a warm muffin to enjoy for breakfast.
I saw these on Two Peas and their Pod… apple baked goods don’t always strike me, but I knew I wanted to make these the minute I saw them.
The delicious crumb topping might have been why:)
I’ve made a couple different muffin recipes with crumb topping and I find there is NEVER enough for my taste. Once I had to TRIPLE the topping to make enough.
Thankfully that was NOT the case for these puppies!
In this recipe, I had crumb topping coming out of my ears in the absolute best way possible.
And it’s so delicious.
I brought these to a meeting at work and my coworker (and myself) were eating the leftover crumbs in the pan after all the muffins were gone:)
These muffins are plump, moist and apple-y with a hint of cinnamon. And you should know how I feel about this crumb topping by now:)
Apple Cinnamon Crumb Muffins
Slightly adapted from Two Peas and their Pod
Ingredients for the Muffins:
- 2 1/4 c. white whole wheat flour (you can do half regular whole wheat, half all purpose if you’d like)
- 3/4 c. light brown sugar
- 1 t. baking soda
- 1/2 t. salt
- 1 t. cinnamon
- 1/4 t. ground all-spice
- 1 c. buttermilk (If needed, you can use 1 c. milk + 1 T. vinegar)
- 1/4 c. canola oil
- 1 large egg
- 1 1/2 T. vanilla extract
- 2 c. diced peeled apples, diced about 1 inch (about 2 large apples or 3 medium)
Ingredients for the Topping:
- 1/2 c. light brown sugar
- 1/3 c. all-purpose flour
- 1 t. cinnamon
- 3 T. melted butter
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Put 12 cupcake liners in a muffin tin. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, whisk together flour, brown sugar, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and all-spice. Set aside.
- In a small bowl, whisk together buttermilk, oil, egg, and vanilla.
- Pour the wet ingredients over the dry ingredients and mic with a wooden spoon until just combined.
- Add in apples and stir in.
- Use 1/3 c. measuring cup to scoop batter into muffin tins. Mine were almost full.
- Now make crumb topping – add brown sugar, flour, cinnamon and mix with a fork. Pour melted butter over and use a fork to mix until beautifully crumbly.
- Use your fingers to sprinkle a generous amount on each muffin and gently pat in to the muffins.
- Bake for about 20 minutes or until muffins are golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean. Cool and serve.