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cinnamon streusel apple cider muffins

(3 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Cheryl Culver
Coyle, OK

These are yummy and easy to make and they look so tasty, mix some up for breakfast or snacks. Enjoy Good Food!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

The streusel topping is what turns this from a good apple muffin recipe to a great apple muffin. The muffin itself is moist with a very mild flavor from the apples. But that streusel... oh my. Full of cinnamon, it bakes to a nice sugary crunch and really complements the apple flavors in the muffin. Just delicious!

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(3 ratings)
yield 6 jumbo or 12 regular muffins
prep time 20 Min
cook time 25 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For cinnamon streusel apple cider muffins

  • 1 3/4 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 c
  • 2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1 lg
  • 1 sm
    apple, diced
  • 3/4 c
    apple cider or apple juice
  • 1/4 c
    cooking oil
  • 1/3 c
    packed brown sugar
  • 3 Tbsp
  • 2 tsp
  • 3 Tbsp
    cold butter

How To Make cinnamon streusel apple cider muffins

  • 1
    How to Make it: Preheat your oven to 350° FOR STREUSEL: Stir brown sugar, flour, and cinnamon in small bowl. Cut in butter with a pastry blender. Set aside.
  • 2
    FOR MUFFINS: Lightly oil twelve 2 1/2-inch muffin cups or line with paper baking cups; or 6 Jumbo Muffin Cups set aside.
  • 3
    In a medium mixing bowl stir together flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, and salt. Make a well in the center.
  • 4
    In a small mixing bowl combine egg, apple,apple cider, and oil.
  • 5
    Add all at once to flour mixture.
  • 6
    Stir just till moistened. (The batter should be lumpy.)
  • 7
    Spoon about 1 tablespoon of the batter into each prepared muffin cup.
  • 8
    Sprinkle 1 teaspoon of the brown sugar mixture over each.
  • 9
    Fill with remaining batter. Sprinkle tops of muffins with remaining streusel.
  • 10
    Bake in a preheated 350° F oven until golden brown, about 20-25 minutes.
  • 11
    Remove muffins from pans; cool slightly on racks.