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Nov 27, 2017

Apple Streusel Muffins

These apple streusel muffins are wonderful with your morning coffee.

Apple Streusel Muffins

These apple streusel muffins are loaded with chunks of tart apples, topped with a brown sugar and cinnamon streusel, and then drizzled with a vanilla glaze.

These muffins are really easy to make, and are perfect for the holidays or any time, especially when you have unexpected houseguests. As long as you have flour, eggs, butter, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, vanilla, and a large apple on hand, you can quickly whip up these muffins.

Don't you love it when you don't have to make a trip to the store to try a new recipe? Me too!

Apple Streusel Muffins

If you try these, you'll be really happy with the glaze too. I love the vanilla flavor and the bright white look of the drizzle.

I used a large Braeburn apple for these muffins, but any tart and crisp apple that you would use in an apple pie will work.

These apple streusel muffins are wonderful for breakfast or a mid morning coffee break. They are also great for an after school snack, just before starting your homework. Just ask my grandson (and his friend Kyle, who declared them "delicious").

Apple Streusel Muffins

After the recipe, be sure to check out the rest of the muffin recipes from my Muffin Monday friends.

Yield: 12 muffins

Apple Streusel Muffins


  • 8 1/2 ounces (2 cups) unbleached all purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup melted and cooled butter
  • 1 1/4 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups peeled chopped tart apples (about one large apple cut into approximately 3/8 inch cubes)
Streusel Topping
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar (light or dark)
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon cold butter
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons 2% milk
  • 1 teaspoon melted butter
  • 1/8 teaspoon vanilla
  • Pinch of salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Grease a 12 cup muffin tin, or line with paper liners
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. 
  3. In another bowl, whisk together the eggs, butter, and vanilla. Add the egg mixture to the flour mixture, and mix with a spatula until all of the flour is moistened. Fold in the apples. 
  4. Portion the dough among the cavities of the muffin tin, filling each cavity about 3/4 full. I used an ice cream scoop, which worked perfectly. 
  5. Whisk together the brown sugar, flour, and cinnamon for the streusel. Using your fingertips, mix in the butter until you have a crumbly mixture. Sprinkle it over the muffin dough. 
  6. Bake the muffins for 15 to 20 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes in the muffin tin, and then cool on a wire rack. 
  7. Mix the glaze ingredients and drizzle over the cooled muffins. Once the glaze has hardened, store the muffins in an airtight container. 

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Apple Streusel Muffins
Recipe adapted from Taste of Home Holiday Potluck magazine, 2017.

Would you like to comment?

  1. I love that you have both streusel AND glaze on your gorgeous muffins, Karen. More is more, right?

  2. These sound delicious! I love vanilla and apple together so these should be really wonderful during the holiday season!

    1. They're kind of like coffee cake. Thanks Kelli!

  3. WOuld it be terribly unlady-like if I licked that bit of icing dripping off the side of the wrapper? I promise I'll do it with all the elegance I can gather, although... one never knows... (elegance is a subjective concept)

    1. You crack me up!

      P.S. All of the drips on the parchment have been surreptitiously scooped up and consumed in a most ladylike fashion....

    2. I would not expect anything less from you!

  4. We always have all of these things! Firecracker has been asking to make muffins and we're learning about apples this week. What perfect timing you have, Karen! Have a great holiday season.

    1. Perfect timing! He will love these too.

      Same to you sweetie. xoxo..

  5. Yes. Yes to these please:) With apples, brown sugar and cinnamon these are just PERFECT for the Holiday season that's almost near.
    Definitely serving these to our guests:)
    Sending you our love! xoxo


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