Fabulous apple muffins with a delicious cinnamon crumb topping! Give them a try -- you won't be sorry!

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease a 12 cup muffin pan.

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  • In a medium bowl, mix flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.

  • In a large bowl, beat together butter, sugar and eggs until smooth. Mix in vanilla. Stir in apples, and gradually blend in the flour mixture. Spoon the mixture into the prepared muffin pan.

  • In a small bowl, mix brown sugar, flour and cinnamon. Cut in butter until mixture is like coarse crumbs. Sprinkle over tops of mixture in muffin pan.

  • Bake 20 minutes in the preheated oven, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean. Allow to sit 5 minutes before removing muffins from pan. Cool on a wire rack.

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Nutrition Facts

263.7 calories; 3.4 g protein; 41.4 g carbohydrates; 53.9 mg cholesterol; 254.6 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
02/10/2006
Thanks for all the reviews; am glad I read them first. As written, this is only about 3 stars(no spice in the batter for an apple muffin?) but with tweaking became a 5 star and they were delicious...so averaged out to 4 stars. I shredded 1 cup of the apple to give more even distribution and add moisture throughout and chopped the 1/2 cup. I also did this first and added the sugar to the apples to help leach out the juice to make the batter not so thick. I added 1 tsp. cinnamon and 1/2 tsp. nutmeg to the batter, and 1/2 cup white, 1/2 cup brown. Used the 1/2 cup butter but also added a couple of heaping tbsp. of applesauce. With that tweaking, just added 1 tsp. vanilla. These made 6 Texas size muffins and baked up like a picture and were very moist. The streusel topping is great and if you mix the flour and brown sugar well before adding the butter, you won't get those clumps of brown sugar that cause 'sinkers'. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
01/05/2012
This recipe looked okay on paper but really didn't work out for me. At all. The muffin batter was very dry and that was after I only put in a cup and a half of flour. The reason I only put a cup and a half of flour in is because after I mixed the wet ingredients together it was quite obvious there wasn't near enough liquid to moisten two cups of flour. I guessed by looking at the batter with the cup and a half of flour that a half cup of milk might be just enough to moisten the muffin batter enough to actually make muffins. When I made the strudel it looked fine but when I went to bake it the mixture bled all over my oven and started a fire. NOT HAPPY. I'm not a baking novice by any means and I do make quite a bit of muffins for my family--this recipe was an absolute flop for me. Not only am I angry that I wasted the ingredients I now have to scrape the sugar off the bottom of my oven. I really wish I'd thought to read the reviews before I made this one or skipped this recipe all together. Cheers to those who made this recipe and had a success--I did not. Read More
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  • 1 star values: 26
Rating: 4 stars
02/10/2006
Thanks for all the reviews; am glad I read them first. As written, this is only about 3 stars(no spice in the batter for an apple muffin?) but with tweaking became a 5 star and they were delicious...so averaged out to 4 stars. I shredded 1 cup of the apple to give more even distribution and add moisture throughout and chopped the 1/2 cup. I also did this first and added the sugar to the apples to help leach out the juice to make the batter not so thick. I added 1 tsp. cinnamon and 1/2 tsp. nutmeg to the batter, and 1/2 cup white, 1/2 cup brown. Used the 1/2 cup butter but also added a couple of heaping tbsp. of applesauce. With that tweaking, just added 1 tsp. vanilla. These made 6 Texas size muffins and baked up like a picture and were very moist. The streusel topping is great and if you mix the flour and brown sugar well before adding the butter, you won't get those clumps of brown sugar that cause 'sinkers'. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/10/2006
Thanks for all the reviews; am glad I read them first. As written, this is only about 3 stars(no spice in the batter for an apple muffin?) but with tweaking became a 5 star and they were delicious...so averaged out to 4 stars. I shredded 1 cup of the apple to give more even distribution and add moisture throughout and chopped the 1/2 cup. I also did this first and added the sugar to the apples to help leach out the juice to make the batter not so thick. I added 1 tsp. cinnamon and 1/2 tsp. nutmeg to the batter, and 1/2 cup white, 1/2 cup brown. Used the 1/2 cup butter but also added a couple of heaping tbsp. of applesauce. With that tweaking, just added 1 tsp. vanilla. These made 6 Texas size muffins and baked up like a picture and were very moist. The streusel topping is great and if you mix the flour and brown sugar well before adding the butter, you won't get those clumps of brown sugar that cause 'sinkers'. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/17/2006
This is a MUST TRY recipe. Absolutely fabulous. These muffins are so moist, all my cooworkers loved them. So that you do not have to read previous reviewers, these are the most suggested changes to rec, which I also followed: Double the amount of apples ( do half shredded, half chopped), add 1 tsp of cinnamon to dough, do 1/2 white 1/2 brown sugar. For strudel topping I melted the butter so that I do not have it that crumbly and it was perfect, did not sink into muffins for sure. Thanks Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
These is the yummiest muffins I's ever had. Super simple too. I added cinnamon and nutmeg to the dry ingredients like many of you did - thanks for the tip. I didn't measure how much apple I used by cups - I just used 2 normal sized apples, grated one and chopped the other. The grated apple just disappears into the batter. Next time I make these I will use one grated apple and two chopped apples (don't chop too small.) I didn't bother using baking apples, just used a red delicious and a gala 'cause that's what I had. I made the "To Die for Blueberry Muffins" the same day so I just split the topping between the two batches - for me it's too much topping for one batch. The batter really does come out looking like cookie dough, so don't be afraid that you did something wrong, it's supposed to be like that. By the way - a tip for getting the muffin out of the pan if you aren't using paper cups, is to use a pineapple knife to get underneath it. Works great. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/07/2006
WOW!! Like a lot of people I doubled the amount of apples added a tsp of cinnamon and changed the sugar to be half white and half brown....best muffins I have ever had. I am taking the boys apple picking so I can make more!! My middle one din't want to bring them to his play date because he didn't want to share them!!! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
01/04/2012
This recipe looked okay on paper but really didn't work out for me. At all. The muffin batter was very dry and that was after I only put in a cup and a half of flour. The reason I only put a cup and a half of flour in is because after I mixed the wet ingredients together it was quite obvious there wasn't near enough liquid to moisten two cups of flour. I guessed by looking at the batter with the cup and a half of flour that a half cup of milk might be just enough to moisten the muffin batter enough to actually make muffins. When I made the strudel it looked fine but when I went to bake it the mixture bled all over my oven and started a fire. NOT HAPPY. I'm not a baking novice by any means and I do make quite a bit of muffins for my family--this recipe was an absolute flop for me. Not only am I angry that I wasted the ingredients I now have to scrape the sugar off the bottom of my oven. I really wish I'd thought to read the reviews before I made this one or skipped this recipe all together. Cheers to those who made this recipe and had a success--I did not. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/15/2003
Wow these are really good. I also doubled the topping and put some of it in the middle of the muffins (filled tin 1/2 way put some topping in filled rest of way and finished with topping) and it was out of this world. Be sure to chop apples in small pieces. I thought the batter was a bit stiff but remember that moisture will be released as the apples bake and they were very moist when finished. TRY THIS!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/10/2005
Our family loves these muffins! I make mini muffins with the recipe by adding cinnamon a little milk if the batter is thick omitting the crumb topping and baking for about 15 minutes. Our kids can't get enough of them and enjoy them for snacks and school lunches. I've even made an 8x8 cake with the recipe. I include the topping and bake for abour 30 minutes. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/17/2006
This was a great recipe. The only change I made at first was to use 1/2 cup of brown sugar in place of 1/2 cup of white sugar. Baked some muffins.. they were good but a bit bland.. so I added 2 tsp of cinnimon to the batter and a little oatmeal to the struesel.... they were OUTSTANDING! Everything loved them! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/05/2003
If I could give this a six stars I would! This has been a favourite at my B&B all week. It also packs well for the West Coast Trail visitors that I send off with breakfast. I like to put the topping in a middle layer and on top. It's best fresh because the aroma from the oven is fabulous but I admit the leftovers are just fine too. Doubling the recipe is the only way to have leftovers! Read More
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