Sunday, May 6, 2012

Apple Streusel Muffins

Well today is Sunday and since the oatmeal I made last week is all gone I decided to make some Apple Streusel Muffins.  The kids and I love muffins.  The hubby not so much, but I decided to give it a go and see what happens.  These make a great quick breakfast or a work well for snacks.  No one can even tell that I used wheat flour or that I cut out all refined sugar.

They make the house smell amazing!  My house is now filled with the warm apple spice scent and I love it!  When they cooled down I decided to try them to see how they turned out and I must say this is a complete success.  I was nervous because I was just creating this as I went.  Now I have some confidence in my baking and choices after this recipe.  Even my hubby enjoyed them.  He ate two when he woke up!

I am seriously amazed at how incredible these are.  These will definitely be a staple in our house from now on.  Next time I may try to make these muffins bite size which means I would have to shred the apples or dice them very small.  Or maybe switch it up a bit by making lemon/blueberry muffins or even chocolate chip.

Yum!  I can't help but drool over the picture!  So good :)

I wanted you to see the inside too.  I purposely left some bigger chunks of apple in there and they were fabulous!   

Apple Streusel Muffins
1 Cup Whole Wheat Flour (sifted)
1-1/4 Cup all Purpose Flour
1/2 tsp Salt
1 tsp Baking Soda
1 Egg
2/3 Cup Greek Yogurt
1/3 Cup Milk
1/2 Cup Unsweetened Applesauce
2 TBS Canola Oil
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
1 1/2 Cup Stevia (cup for cup baking substitute)
2 TBS Molasses
4 Small Apples, diced and peeled (about 2 cups)
1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
1/2 tsp Ground Allspice
1/4 tsp Ground Nutmeg
1/8 tsp Ground Cloves

Streusel Topping
1/2 Cup Brown Sugar, packed
1/3 Cup Whole Wheat Flour
1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
2 TBS Butter, melted

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees and grease muffin tins or line with paper muffin cups
  • In a large bowl stir together flours, baking soda, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, cloves, and salt
  • In a small bowl mix egg, yogurt, milk, oil, applesauce, vanilla, molasses, and sugar
  • Pour wet mixture into dry mixture and add apples
  • Stir until everything is well blended and pour into muffin cups filling them to the top
  • In a small bowl stir together sugar, flour, and cinnamon
  • While tossing with a fork, slowly drizzle the melted butter and continue stirring until combined and crumbly
  • Sprinkle about 1 TBS of the mixture over each muffin (I had tons extra so I recommend scaling it down or halving the recipe)
  • Bake for 25 minutes or when a toothpick inserted comes out clean

Now I know you can have a healthier alternative to the streusel topping by adding oats or nuts, but I didn't have any so I decided to just use a basic streusel recipe.  Below is the nutritional value for each muffin.  This recipe yields 13 muffins.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 86 g
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
Saturated Fat
Trans Fat
Total Carbohydrates
Dietary Fiber
Vitamin A 2%Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 4%Iron 7%
Nutrition Grade C
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional Analysis

Bad points
  • High in sugar
  • Contains alcohol

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  1. Mmm, these sound great! So if I don't have stevia, I could just use sugar? I stopped by from Inspire Me Monday and am now following via GFC thanks for the recipe :-)

    1. Yes you could. The Stevia I use is a baking substitute equivelant to white sugar. My original recipe called for brown sugar, but I added the molasses and stevia in place for a healthier substitute. I would think the texture would remain the same, but all you can do is play around with it until you get your right mix when swapping ingredients. Personally I would drop the molasses and substitute brown sugar for the stevia ;)

  2. Drool! I want to wake up to my entire house smelling like these muffins. Thanks for linking with See Ya In the Gumbo.

  3. oh now these look really tasty! awesome! thanks for linking up with Kids in the Kitchen!

  4. I love apple recipes and these look delicious! Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

  5. Looks and sounds delish! Thanks for sharing! I am sharing it on my FB page today.

  6. I love this type of muffin, used to buy it at a coffee place before work. Can't wait to make this at home. Love that it has whole wheat in it. Please share this on my foodie friday party today and I will pin it too.

    1. Thank you! I have been out of town so I missed your foodie party, but I will be sure to stop by the next one ;) Have a wonderful week!

  7. Hi Erika,
    This looks so good! Thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a great week and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  8. These muffins look so tasty! I really like the big apple pieces inside the muffin. I think bite sized ones would be a good idea and I bet they would also taste good with different flavors. Thanks for sharing at Showcase Your Talent Thursday!

    1. I like the chunks too. It's like biting into a little cluster of sweetness :) Thank you for stopping by and sharing your kind words!

  9. I love big chunks of fruit in my muffins - makes it seem more moist and healthy :) Thanks so much for sharing at Mom On Timeout!



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