A note about this recipe and the importance of spelling:
This post was originally posted on my blog back in March 2014. Since I got my new camera, I’ve been updating a few old posts with fresh new photos. I have since come to realize that I have been spelling the word STREUSEL wrong, for pretty much my entire life. (Or, at least as long as I have been writing the word streusel.)
Rather than simply update the post, I have decided to pretend it doesn’t exist and make a new post with the correct spelling here. Because I am
analawesome like that and cannot knowingly have a spelling error on my blog. I won’t delete the offending post, because that would be unfair to the few people who have pinned the recipe – and when you need apple streusel muffins, one should be able to make apple streusel muffins.
How do you beat the ho-hum and banish the blues? Well, there are lots of ways to do that, come to think of it. But one of the tastiest ways? Three words:
Apple Streusel Muffins
This is a recipe that I have had floating around in my recipe binder for ages – since BP. (That’s Before Pinterest.) I found it online and didn’t make note of the site – but I have changed it a bit over the years. It seemed a little too dry to me, so I added milk and I upped the cinnamon in the streusel. Because cinnamon is delicious.
This time I also substituted the white sugar for sucralose for the muffin mixture. David is at high risk for diabetes so we are always looking for ways to reduce sugar in our baking. The original recipe called for 1 cup of sugar, but I substituted 3/4 cup sucralose because I find it sweeter than sugar. I also find it alters the texture of recipes so I tend to use less than the amount of sugar recommended.
I haven’t made it in ages and was reminded of it last night when Captain Bravo asked if I would make apple cookies with the large bag of apples we have on the counter. I wasn’t sure about making apple cookies (Have you ever made them? Were they good?) but once this recipe popped into my head I just *had* to make it.
It is quick and easy and yes, so very tasty.
Bonus: your house will smell so good – thanks to the yummy streusel topping.
I used to whip these up on Sunday morning – they sort of scream weekend morning to me for some reason. But I made them on a Friday morning and they were as good as I remembered them so they are probably good any day of the week, day or night.
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup sugar (I used 3/4 cup sucralose)
- 2 eggs, slightly beaten
- 3/4 cup milk
- 1 1/4 tsp vanilla
- 1 1/2 cups chopped apple (I used 1 1/2 medium apples)
- 2 cups flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/2 tbsp flour
- 1 tbsp butter
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Grease muffin pan or use muffin cups.
- In medium bowl, cream together butter and sugar. Stir in eggs, then add milk and vanilla and mix. Add chopped apple.
- In a large bowl, add flour, baking powder and baking soda and combine just until mixed. Pour liquid mixture into dry ingredient and mix until just combined.
- To make the streusel, combine brown sugar, flour, butter and cinnamon until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
- Spoon muffin mixture into muffin pan and sprinkle with streusel topping.
- Bake for 18-20 minutes, until inserted toothpick comes out clean.
- Let stand in pan for 5 minutes and then move to baking rack to cool.
Captain Alpha gobbled his up and asked for a second right away.
And me? I might have had a second one too. After all, the one straight-out-of-the-oven is a tester and therefore does not count, right? Right?
I bet they will be great with a coffee later, too.
What is your favourite kind of muffin? Also apple cookies – yay or nay?