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Apple Streusel Muffins

These apple streusel muffins remind us of coffee cake, and my husband and kids love them as a quick breakfast or snack on the run. The drizzle of glaze makes them pretty enough for company. —Dulcy Grace, Roaring Spring, Pennsylvania
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min.
  • Makes
    1 dozen


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups peeled chopped tart apples
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon cold butter
  • GLAZE:
  • 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons 2% milk
  • 1 teaspoon butter, melted
  • 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Dash salt


  • Preheat oven to 375°. Whisk together first 5 ingredients. In another bowl, whisk together eggs, melted butter and vanilla; add to flour mixture, stirring just until moistened (batter will be stiff). Fold in apples.
  • Fill 12 greased or paper-lined muffin cups three-fourths full. For topping, mix brown sugar, flour and cinnamon; cut in butter until crumbly. Sprinkle over batter.
  • Bake until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 15-20 minutes. Cool 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool. Mix glaze ingredients; drizzle over tops.
Nutrition Facts
1 muffin: 295 calories, 10g fat (6g saturated fat), 55mg cholesterol, 398mg sodium, 49g carbohydrate (32g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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  • WileyP
    Jan 9, 2021

    Like Mary (below, Dec 31, 2020), the batter/dough was so dry, less than half of it was anywhere near put together...and even that was crumbly. Now, due to bandwidth limitations, I have not watched the video, and the answer may be there, but looking at the recipe itself, all those dry ingredients with just 2 eggs and half a cup of melted butter does not quite hack it. I simply began adding whole cream, a couple Tablespoons at a time, until the structure was between a dough and a batter (about 3/4 total) and was really delighted at the end results. I ended up doing one recipe as written (plus the cream) and one recipe using stevia in place of the sugar (plus the cream). they were both just wonderful, though the ones using the stevia did blossom up to a nicer well-rounded top.

  • Teriliscious
    Jan 3, 2021

    Read other reviews and adjusted by adding cinnamon and a touch of nutmeg also added more apples! Probably the most time consuming muffin I’ve ever made but great tasting and very moist! Will make again!

  • Jane
    Dec 31, 2020

    The dough was so crumbly. I tried adding a bit of milk and the batter became very sticky. I don't know what went wrong.

  • walkerjo
    Dec 3, 2020

    No comment left

  • AmyE007
    Oct 25, 2020

    These are great! I served them at a morning coffee. Later my husband had one with ice cream for dessert. The batter is stiff but once you add the apples, it is easier to work with. As far as being dry, we think that the only way this would be dry would be with not using enough apples. We cut the apples in small cubes so that they were evenly dispersed in the mix and used 2 cups of apples.. Also, took the advice from other reviews and added 1 teaspoon of cinnamon and a small 1/2 teaspoon of nutmeg to the batter. These were really delicious and we added to our regular recipe box.

  • Franklin
    Sep 24, 2020

    I followed the instructions to the letter, but the muffins came out dry.

  • guamhead
    Jul 1, 2020

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  • Karen L
    Dec 30, 2019

    I didn’t add the streusel topping, opted instead for crystal glazing sugar. Also added a little cinnamon

  • bernerlover
    Sep 15, 2019

    These were ok. I can't believe I'm saying this but I thought they were too sweet and actually too many apples, and I love both. I made exactly as called for. Not too bad but probably won't make again. Hubby loved them though. I try to be nice when I make negative comments (which isn't often) because I hate when people call them slop, or say they throw in garbage.

  • Brittany
    May 20, 2019

    Made as directed. Didn't look like there was enough batter to cover apples. But I had faith, they turned out FANTASTIC.!