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Apple Streusel Muffins


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
2 eggs
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
Dash salt
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.

Streusel topping:

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! 


  1. I am in the mood for a warm muffin straight from the oven.

  2. The first muffin I ever made was an apple muffing using apple sauce, so I have a soft spot for muffins with apples in them. This would be a great recipe to serve to overnight guests at the house.

  3. Pam, These muffins sound and look terrific! They would be a great way to start out the day...if I could stop eating after the first one or two... Thanks and Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

  4. I could eat muffins anytime, anyway. I will admit with a good cup of coffee, muffins can be extra delicious.

    These look awesome.


  5. Love muffins and these look so good. Just need that cup of coffee and I'm in bliss.

  6. That sounds really yummy, on my to do list and also quite soon :-) Keep well Diane

  7. Oooohhh.. I love warm muffins... and these look delicious! I love that you are using cinnamon extract... the kind I've had before always reminds me of red hots - which I adored as a kid!

  8. these look just heavenly! i would love to pull some out of my oven about now.

  9. The topping on these sound amazing!

  10. I really want to try cinnamon extract! It is one of my favorite flavors.

  11. It's true...muffins make mornings wonderful! Thank you for sharing, Pam! I hope you are having a lovely week!

  12. I didn't even know they make cinnamon extract! Oh, I live a sheltered life :)

  13. Yum! Last week Honeycrisp Apples were available in the produce dept. I'd never tasted them before. They are so good & juicy. Must be great in your muffins.

  14. Your muffins make me drool...haven't been baking much lately. Wish I can have some of yours. Slurpppp....


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