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
160
Calories from Fat
36
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
4.0g
6%
Saturated Fat
1.2g
6%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
16mg
5%
Sodium
206mg
9%
Total Carbohydrates
26.3g
9%
Dietary Fiber
1.3g
5%
Sugars
8.2g
Protein
4.5g
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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22 comments:

  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 :-)
    http://chels580-garden-me.blogspot.com/

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    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 ;)

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

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    1. They do smell fantastic! Almost like apple pie :)

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

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

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

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  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.

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    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!

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  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

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    1. Thank you :) Hope you have a wonderful week as well!

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  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!

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    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!

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  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!

    --Trish

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