an apple a day

cheery morning

Muffins are one of the more sweet treats that you can have for breakfast. They’re cake-like in their deliciousness and usually have a little fruit in them so you don’t feel too badly about the indulgence.


Alex won’t eat cooked apples…because of course he won’t. I, however, think they’re delicious when they get all soft and fragrant. So I make apple baked goods and bring them to work. These particular muffins were brought on a team build to the aquarium with my co-workers who liked them a whole lot.


The only thing that can really improve on a muffin is a good crumble topping. Similar to the top of a coffee cake, this crumble is just enough to add a little extra sweet to the top of the muffin. Go ahead, make a batch and share ’em.


apple crumb muffins
makes 12 muffins

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2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
1⁄2 teaspoon salt
1⁄2 cup butter
1/2 cup milk
2 eggs
1 1⁄2 teaspoons vanilla
2 cups of your favorite baking apple (gala, granny smith), peeled and coarsely chopped

2/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup light brown sugar
1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Use a stand mixer equipped with a paddle attachment to combine the dry ingredients. Add in the butter, eggs, milk, and vanilla and beat until well combined. Add the chopped apples to the mixer and combine on a low speed just until they’re mixed into the batter, careful not to over beat and break down the apples. Grease a standard muffing tin and fill each section 2/3 of the way with batter. In a small bowl, mix together all of the topping ingredients with a fork until it stays together when squeezed between your fingers. Crumble the topping evenly over each portion of batter. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cool for 10 minutes before removing from the tin. Cool completely before serving.


About Jessica

New Yorker, coffee addict, cook, blogger, baker of delicious things.
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