Who doesn’t like a muffin straight out of the oven for a breakfast treat? A tasty way to start your day!
One of these apple streusel muffins will satisfy your sweet tooth perfectly. They’re packed with double the apple appeal, thanks to apple sauce plus fresh Honeycrisp apples, making them moist and slightly sweet. Lastly, they’re spruced up with a crumbly streusel topping.
If you’ve never baked using cinnamon extract, you will be surprised with how intense it is. It has a sweet hot woody taste and is very aromatic. Cinnamon has been used for thousands of years as a spice and medicine. Read this for the many benefits of cinnamon, from hypertension relief to regulating blood sugar levels to antioxidant benefits.
I like the aroma, taste and texture of these muffins ~ they’re scrumptious!
Apple Streusel Muffins
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
½ cup butter
¾ cup white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon cinnamon extract
½ cup apple sauce
2 cups chopped Honeycrisp apples
For the streusel:
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon butter
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Grease a 12 cup muffin pan or line with paper cupcake liners.
In a medium bowl, mix flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
In a large bowl, beat together butter, sugar and eggs until smooth.
Mix in vanilla and cinnamon extracts.
Stir in applesauce and apples.
Gradually blend in the flour mixture just until it all is combined.
Spoon the batter into the prepared muffin pan.
In a small bowl, mix brown sugar, flour, cinnamon and salt.
Cut in butter until mixture is like coarse crumbs.
Sprinkle over tops of batter in muffin pan.
Bake 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean.
Allow to sit 5 minutes before removing muffins from pan.
Cool on a wire rack.
Store loosely covered.
Makes 12 muffins
Tender apple morsels in every bite!
Be sure to visit my friend, Linda’s blog, @My Kind of Cooking for great tips and delicious easy recipes!