apple nut muffins with streusel topping

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By Linda Mericle
from Garden Grove, CA

Here is a hearty, moist delicious muffin that hides a little whole wheat in it. A team of 2 students made this batch in a small cooking class I teach. They followed directions perfectly and were rewarded with perfect muffins!

serves 12
prep time 20 Min
cook time 25 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For apple nut muffins with streusel topping

  • 1/2 c
    butter at room temperature
  • 1/2 c
    white sugar
  • 3/4 c
    brown sugar, divided
  • 1
    egg
  • 1 c
    buttermilk or plain (not greek) yogurt
  • 1 c
    white wheat flour
  • 1 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp
    salt
  • 1 Tbsp
    cinnamon
  • 2 c
    peeled, cored and chopped apples (about 2 large)
  • 1/3 c
    chopped walnuts (optional)

How To Make apple nut muffins with streusel topping

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease a12 cup muffin pan or line with papers and spray the papers with non stick.(apples like to stick to papers).
  • 2
    Mix together the butter, white sugar and 1/4 cup of the brown sugar. Beat until light and fluffy. (the creaming method). Add the eggs and mix well. Gently mix in the buttermilk or yogurt.
  • 3
    Whisk the dry ingredients in a bowl, then add to the batter. Do not over mix. Add the chopped apples. Make sure they are chopped pretty small, like the size of a peanut. If the batter seems too thick, add a tablespoon of milk to it, mixing a bit more. It will be pretty thick.
  • 4
    Divide the batter between the 12 muffin cups and sprinkle the remaining 1/2 cup of brown sugar on top. (if you have extra batter, you can bake it in a small oven proof bowl or cup or another muffin pan.) Bake 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out with only moist crumbs and the top of the muffin is springy when you touch it with your finger. Remove from the oven andc ool 5 minutes in the pan. Then put them on a cooling rack to finish cooling.

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