Thursday, October 17, 2013

Apple Strudel Muffins

Oh yes, it's time for another yummy recipe!  You're welcome, my friends.


I had these the other day at a friend's house, and they were so yummy, I just had to get the recipe.  I made my own batch the very next day, and they were gone within hours.  These muffins are moist and cake-like, with just enough spice in the batter and a yummy crisp topping.  What a yummy way to get a fun and comforting taste of the season.

Apple Strudel Muffins
(adapted from here)
Dry Ingredients:
  • 2 c. all purpose flour
  • 1 t baking powder
  • 1/2 t baking soda
  • 1 t ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 t ground nutmeg
Wet Ingredients:
  • 1/2 c butter, softened
  • 1/2 c granulated sugar
  • 1/2 c brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 t vanilla extract
  • 1 c grated apples + 1 c chopped apples
  • 2 heaping T applesauce
Topping:
  • 1/3 c packed brown sugar
  • 1 T all purpose flour
  • 1/8 t ground cinnamon
  • 1 T butter
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.  Grease a 12 cup muffin pan.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together dry ingredients.
  3. In a large bowl, beat together 1/2 c butter, 1/2 c granulated sugar, 1/2 c brown sugar, and eggs until smooth.  Mix in vanilla.  Stir in apples and applesauce.
  4. Gradually blend the dry mixture into the wet mixture.  Spoon into prepared muffin pan.
  5. In a small bowl, mix 1/3 c brown sugar, 1 T flour, and 1/8 t cinnamon.  Cut in 1 T butter until mixture is like course crumbs.  Sprinkle over tops of mixture in muffin pan.
  6. Bake 20 minutes in preheated oven, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean.  Allow to sit for 5 minutes before removing from pan.  Cool on a wire rack, or eat warm. 

Delicious!  Enjoy :)

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