Spring is almost here, Friends! I love when the weather starts to warm up a bit. I spent the afternoon playing outside with my kiddos in the sunshine today, but there was still a slight chill in the air. It forced us in and one of the best ways to warm up your body is to fill your belly with delicious home baked goods.
This recipe is one my sweet babies often ask for. They’re spoiled in the way that I usually have something made from scratch and filled with love sitting on my counter; be it brownies, cookies, cupcakes or muffins. These Apple Cinnamon Crumb Muffins are loaded with whole wheat flour, fresh apples, and don’t forget the sugar 🙂
I love to make these muffins on Saturday mornings when we don’t have school and I have a little more time to spend in the kitchen. I’ve even made the batter the night before so I can pull it from the fridge and pop it right into the oven so the aroma of cinnamon fills the house just in time for everyone to wake up.
This recipe is not my own, 100 % full credit goes to Two Peas and Their Pod, one of my favorite “go-to” blogs for fabulous recipes. I am not typically a recipe creator, but I am most certainly a recipe follower.
1 1/4 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup light brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground all-spice
1 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup canola oil
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups diced peeled apples
For the Topping:
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
3 tablespoons melted butter
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a muffin pan with paper liners or spray with cooking spray. Set aside.
2. In a large bowl, whisk together the whole-wheat flour, all-purpose flour, brown sugar, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and all-spice. In a small bowl, whisk together buttermilk, oil, egg, and vanilla extract. Pour the wet ingredients over the dry ingredients and mix with a wooden spoon or spatula until just combined. Do not over mix. Add in the apples and stir until just combined.
3. To make the crumb topping, in a small bowl, combine brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, and melted butter. Mix with a spoon until crumbly.
3. Fill the prepared muffin pan with muffin batter, filling each cup about 3/4 the way full. Sprinkle each muffin with crumb topping. Bake for 20 minutes, or until muffins are golden and a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean. Let muffins cool to room temperature and serve.
These muffins also make the very best breakfast for guests in town. The smell of them baking is totally intoxicating and I know everyone in your house will feel comfy and taken care of 🙂