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Sep 17, 2019

Apple Muffins

 These apple muffins, topped with an oat streusel and a white chocolate drizzle, are wonderful for a quick breakfast on a busy morning. These muffins are such a treat. 

Apple Muffins

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These apple muffins are filled with chopped apples and flavored with apple pie spice (a mixture of cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice). They are moist and fluffy, and topped with an oat streusel and drizzled with white chocolate that has been flavored with apple.

Apples are a great addition to muffins. In fact, be sure to try these Butternut Squash and Apple Muffins, these Apple Nut Oatmeal Muffins, or these Apple Streusel Muffins. They are all loaded with apple goodness.

Apple Muffins with streusel

Ingredients you will need to make these muffins:

  • First, you will need a streusel topping. You can make this one in advance and refrigerate or freeze it. You'll need some oats, flour, toasted wheat germ, butter, vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg. The vanilla adds such a nice dimension.
  • For the muffins, you will need butter, brown sugar, eggs, vanilla, flour, baking powder, salt, baking soda, sour cream, milk, and apple pie spice. 
  • Of course you'll need apples. I used sweet and crisp Envy apples (one of our #AppleWeek sponsors). They are amazing. 
If you don't have apple pie spice, you can make your own. Just mix 1/3 cup cinnamon with 2 1/2 tablespoons of nutmeg and 4 teaspoons of allspice. Put it in an airtight container to use whenever a recipe calls for apple pie spice. 

I also like to use it in recipes that call for pumpkin pie spice. 

For the flour, I received a sample bag from Bob's Red Mill. I also received a bag of their Fine Crystal Cane Sugar. It's a gorgeous golden color.

I also received a tube of Taylor & Colledge organic vanilla bean paste to use in this recipe. I love the look of vanilla bean paste with all of the gorgeous seeds. I used it in the muffins and in the streusel. 

Bob's Red Mill sugar

After baking these muffins and letting them cool, I drizzled the tops with some white chocolate, which I flavored with some apple flavoring. 

I also experimented with the white chocolate to coat these Birthday Cake Truffle Pops and this Strawberry Swiss Roll Cake. The chocolate was so easy to work with and you can tell the difference in the quality. 

Apple Muffins with streusel and a drizzle

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Apple Muffins with streusel and a white chocolate drizzle

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Apple Muffins with streusel and a white chocolate drizzle on top

Apple Muffin Recipe

Yield: 12 muffins
prep time: cook time: total time:
These apple muffins, topped with an oat streusel and a white chocolate drizzle, are wonderful for a quick breakfast on a busy morning.


For the Streusel
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup old fashioned oats
  • 2 tablespoons toasted wheat germ
  • 3 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 1 scant tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Pinch of freshly ground nutmeg
  • Pinch of kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon vanilla bean paste, or vanilla extract
  • 1 ounce cold unsalted butter, cut into 1/4 inch pieces
For the Muffins
  • 1/2 cup (113 grams) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup (220 grams) firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups (313 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon apple pie spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1  1/2 cups (142 grams) peeled chopped apples
White chocolate Drizzle
  • 6 ounces White Chocolate Melts (preferably Chocoley)
  • 2 to 4 drops apple flavored oil


How to cook Apple Muffin Recipe

To Make the Streusel
  1. Whisk together all of the ingredients except the vanilla and butter in the bowl of a stand mixer.
  2. Add the vanilla and butter, and beat until the butter is incorporated and the mixture is mealy. Transfer to a small bowl, cover, and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, and up to two days. Use straight from the refrigerator.
To Make the Muffins
  1. Heat your oven to 350 degrees F.  Line a 12-cup muffin tin with paper liners. 
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, beat the butter and brown sugar on medium until fluffy, 3 to 4 minutes. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well between each addition. Beat in the vanilla.
  3. In another bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, apple pie spice, salt, and baking soda. 
  4. With the mixer on first speed, add 1/3 of the the flour mixture to the butter and sugar mixture. Next add half of the sour cream, 1/3 of the flour mixture, the rest of the sour cream, and the rest of the flour mixture, beating each addition in until just combined. 
  5. Fold in the chopped apples. 
  6. Divide the batter among the muffin tin cavities, top with the streusel, and bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean. 
  7. Cool for 5 minutes in the pan and turn the muffins out onto a wire rack to cool completely. 
To Glaze the Muffins
  1. Gently melt the white chocolate in a double boiler and add the apple flavored oil. 
  2. Keep the mixture warm while drizzling the muffins. 
  3. Using a demi tasse spoon, drizzle the chocolate over the muffins, flicking it from side to side. 
  4. Let cool at room temperature. 
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Would you like to comment?

  1. I love the wheat germ in your muffins! Also your mini cake stands are precious too!

  2. I would very happily wake up to one of these beauties. As a matter of fact, what time should I be over for coffee and muffins?!

  3. Streusel AND white chocolate drizzle?! I'm in! These look super!

  4. This combo of flavors screams fall to me! I'd love these for a breakfast treat!

  5. Oh, you got the cane sugar instead of the brown sugar...I'll have to try that next!!!

  6. These are just perfect for my morning coffee!

  7. These look like the perfect morning morsel. I might have to whip up a batch when we have a houseguest this coming weekend. Thanks for the inspiration, Karen. And thanks, too, for joining me this past week.


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