Apple Muffins With Streusel

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These Apple Muffins with Streusel are so soft and full of apple cinnamon flavor. This recipe is very simple and no baking skills are needed. You will be impressed by how fast you can make these muffins. They are great for breakfast or any time of the day.

apple muffins with streusel on the wire rack.

What is Streusel

I like to use streusel in my baking because it gives some texture to the dessert. Streusel is a crumbly topping of butter, sugar, and flour. It is easy to make and very delicious. Streusel is baked on top of muffins, pies, and cakes.

Ingredients note

labeled ingredients on the table.
labeled ingredients on the table.

How to make Streusel

All you need to do is to combine all ingredients together in the bowl and mash with fork or special baking tool (pastry blender). Like you see in the picture.

Tip from Marina: Don’t use your fingers! The warmth of your fingers will soften the butter and the texture of the crumb will not be the right constituency. You can use a food processor. Combine all ingredients in the food processor and pulse until crumbly. 

For Thermomix: combine all ingredients, put cover on, and knead for 30-40 sec ( use knead function).

You have to keep streusel in the fridge until use. 

streusel making in the bowl.

Firstly, wash and dice apples. I didn’t peel apples because they were from the farm and I wanted to keep texture and color. Of course, you can peel, if you like. This is really personal preference. 

Secondly, in the bowl combine dry ingredients: flour, baking powder, and cinnamon powder. Then, set aside. 

ingredients in the mixing bowls.
ingredients in the mixing bowl.

Next, in a separate bowl whisk eggs with sugar until the mixture is fluffy. Add vegetable oil and sour cream and mix until combined. After that, add dry ingredients and mix again. Be careful not to overmix the better! Fold in apples into the dough with the help of a spatula.

batter with chopped apples in the mixing bowl.
batter in the muffins cups.

Now, you need to divide the batter evenly into lined muffin or cupcake pan, filling 2/3 full. 

Tip from Marina: use an ice cream scoop to divide the batter.

At the end, sprinkle streusel over the muffins immediately before baking. Bake 25-30 minutes at 350oF, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. 

apple muffins with streusel.

Finally, let muffins cool in the pan for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack and cool to room temperature. Kids love muffins as a snack. This is also a great dessert for holidays.

Recipe FAQs

How to store muffins?

Store Apple muffins in an air-tight container at room temperature for 1-2 days.

Can I freeze Appel Muffins?

I would not recommend freezing these muffins. Apples may be soggy after defrosting.

apple muffins in the baking pan.

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Recipe Card

apple muffins with streusel

Apple Muffins With Streusel

Marina
Apple Muffins With Streusel are so soft and full of apple cinnamon flavor. This recipe is very simple and no baking skills are needed.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 18 muffins
Calories 239 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 Food processor or Thermomix
  • 1 stand mixer or electric hand mixer

Ingredients
  

Streusel

  • 50 gr (1/4 cup) sugar
  • 50 gr (1/3 cup) all-purpose flour
  • 50 gr (3 Tablespoon +2 teaspoon) unsalted butter cold

Apple muffins

  • 3 big apples
  • 350 gr (2 3/4 cup) all-purpose flour
  • 180 gr (1 cup) sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 150 ml (2/3 cup) sour cream
  • 100 ml (1/2 cup) vegetable oil
  • 10 gr (2 teaspoon) baking powder
  • 5 gr (1 teaspoon) cinnamon powder

Instructions
 

How to make Streusel

  • Combine all ingredients together in the bowl and mash with fork or special baking tool (pastry blender). 
  • For food processor: Combine all ingredients in the food processor and pulse until crumbly. 
  • For Thermomix: combine all ingredients, put cover on and knead for 30-40 sec (use knead function).
  • Keep in the fridge until use. 

How to make Apple Muffins

  • Preheat the oven to 350oF and line a muffin or cupcake pan with liners.
  • Wash and dice apples. Peel optional.
  • In the bowl combine dry ingredients: flour, baking powder, and cinnamon powder. Set aside. 
  • In a separate bowl whisk eggs with sugar until the mixture is fluffy. Add vegetable oil and sour cream and mix until combined. 
  • Add dry ingredients and mix again. Be careful not to overmix the better. Fold the apples in the dough.
  • Divide the better evenly into a lined muffin or cupcake pan, filling 2/3 full.
  • Sprinkle streusel over muffins immediately before baking. 
  • Bake 25-30 min at 350oF, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. 
  • Let muffins cool in the pan for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack and cool to room temperature. 

Notes

Get all ingredients and tools ready before baking.

Nutrition

Serving: 1muffinCalories: 239kcalCarbohydrates: 35gProtein: 4gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 38mgSodium: 73mgPotassium: 79mgFiber: 1gSugar: 16gVitamin A: 177IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 54mgIron: 1mg
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