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Apple Streusel Muffins

Apple Streusel Muffins – Deliciously moist and fluffy muffins that are cinnamon-spiced, stuffed full of apple chunks, and topped with a buttery streusel!

Apple Streusel Muffins

Apple Streusel Muffins

I originally shared these Apple Streusel Muffins with you in October, 2016. Recently I have been testing them so I can bring you a new and improved muffin recipe just in time for autumn baking. (You’re already thinking about autumn recipes, right..?)

I’ve updated the recipe, and taken fresh, new photos. 

These muffins are moist and fluffy, perfectly spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg, loaded with delicious apple chunks, and generously topped with a buttery streusel.

I LOVE these muffins warmed up in the mornings with a hot cup of tea!

Apple Streusel Muffins

Ingredients you’ll need

Here’s a list of ingredients you’ll need to make these muffins. You can find my recipe card at the bottom of this post for the complete list with their amounts.

For the muffins:

  • Plain/all-purpose flour
  • Caster/granulated sugar
  • Baking powder
  • Baking soda
  • Salt
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Ground nutmeg
  • Large egg
  • Buttermilk: See my recipe notes below on how to make your own buttermilk!
  • Vegetable oil
  • Vanilla extract
  • Apples: You’ll need 3 small apples, peeled and chopped.

For the streusel topping:

  • Plain/all-purpose flour
  • Light brown sugar
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Unsalted butter

How to make Apple Streusel Muffins

To make these apple streusel muffins, simply whisk together all of the dry ingredients in one bowl, and all of the wet ingredients in another bowl.

Add the wet ingredients to the dry, and mix until just combined. Gently fold in the apple chunks.

For the streusel topping, whisk together the flour, sugar, and cinnamon. Add the melted butter and stir until the mixture becomes crumbly.

Spoon the muffin batter into a greased muffin pan, top with the streusel, and bake for 15 – 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean.

Allow to cool for 5 – 10 minutes in the pan before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely. I HIGHLY recommend you try one warm from the oven – perfection!

The printable recipe card with the FULL list of ingredients and instructions can be found at the bottom of this post.

NOTE: For best results, I highly recommend using the gram measurements (with a digital scale), rather than the cup measurements.

Cup measurements are simply not accurate enough, and I cannot guarantee the best results if you use them.

Apple Streusel Muffins
Apple Streusel Muffins

Can I use different fruit in these muffins? Sure! Try adding blueberries instead of apple chunks. OR try a combination of two of your favourite berries.

Can I use another milk instead of buttermilk in these muffins? I highly recommend using buttermilk in this recipe as it makes for very moist muffins. I also let you know how to make your own buttermilk in my recipe notes. If you can’t use buttermilk, I would use whole milk instead.

Can I freeze these muffins? Yes! They freeze well for up to 2 months. Thaw overnight in the fridge before serving.

How long will these muffins last? These muffins stay fresh in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days.

To enjoy these muffins warm every time, simply heat one up in the microwave for a few seconds. So good!

If you try this recipe, let us know! Leave a comment, rate it, and don’t forget to tag me on Instagram and hashtag it #marshasbakingaddiction. I’d love to see!

Apple Streusel Muffins
Apple Streusel Muffins

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Originally Published: October, 2016 | Updated: August, 2018

Apple Streusel Muffins

Apple Streusel Muffins

Yield: 12 muffins
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Deliciously moist and fluffy muffins that are cinnamon-spiced, stuffed full of apple chunks, and topped with a buttery streusel!

Ingredients

For the Muffins

  • 3 cups (375g) plain/all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup (150g) caster/granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup (240ml) buttermilk*
  • 1/2 cup (120ml) vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 small apples, peeled and chopped into small chunks

For the Streusel

  • 1/2 cup (62g) plain/all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup (50g) light brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons (28g) unsalted butter, melted

Instructions

For the Muffins

  1. Preheat the oven to 200C/400F/Gas 6. Grease a 12-hole muffin pan well, then set aside.
  2. Whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and spices. Set aside.
  3. Whisk together the egg, buttermilk, oil, and vanilla extract. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, and mix until just combined. Do not over-mix. (The batter will be VERY thick and somewhat lumpy.) Gently fold in the apple chunks.

For the Streusel

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, and cinnamon. Add the melted butter, and mix until evenly distributed and the mixture is crumbly.
  2. Spoon the batter into the prepared pan, top with the streusel, and bake for 15 - 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean. Allow to cool for 5 - 10 minutes in the pan before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.

Notes

*To make your own buttermilk, simply measure out 1 cup (240ml) of milk, and stir in 1 tablespoon of lemon juice or white vinegar. Let stand for 5 - 10 minutes until the mixture starts to curdle, then it's ready to use!

Muffins stay fresh in an air-tight container at room temperature for up to 5 days. They also freeze well for up to 2 months. Thaw overnight in the fridge.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 muffins Serving Size: 1 muffin
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 348Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 21mgSodium: 225mgCarbohydrates: 55gFiber: 2gSugar: 21gProtein: 6g

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.

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Denise Mumford

Saturday 6th of February 2021

Inept comment! I am considering doubling the streusel ingredients...

Denise Mumford

Saturday 6th of February 2021

These sound and look marvelous! I am going to try them, and I am wondering about the streusel proportions. As given, it sounds like a small amount to divide between 12 muffins. Anyone ever tried this, or thought more streusel would be beneficial?

Demeter | Beaming Baker

Tuesday 28th of August 2018

Omigosh, I am SO ready for all things autumn! Also, such a trip to see my old comment on this post. I was like, whaaaa? Hehe. Love that you gave it a fresh update. The pics are gorgeous!! :)

Marsha

Tuesday 28th of August 2018

Thanks, Demeter! :)

Julie Evink

Friday 21st of October 2016

Oooo look at the cinnamon topping! I need one of these with my coffee this morning!

Amanda

Wednesday 19th of October 2016

I could just dive right in to that streusel topping! These look too good.

Marsha

Wednesday 19th of October 2016

Thanks, Amanda!

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