Saturday, May 19, 2012

Chunky Apple Cinnamon Streusel Muffins

When it comes to breakfast,we are very old school.It has to be rice-based-Idli,Dosa,Puttu,Idiyappam etc.These days,trying to incorporate some healthful breakfast dishes into our menu,I have started cooking with Oats too.But to be very honest,if I don't have our usual breakfast fare,I start getting hungry by 10 or so.Which makes me crave for more food. IMG_1702
However,I have never been able to accept Muffins as breakfast food.Maybe the looks or maybe the ingredients which go into it,for me it is always a dessert.Yes,even if it has fruit in it and even if it pairs well with a glass of cold milk!

Having a huge stock of Apples to finish before we stocked up on the King of fruits,I was searching for ways to bake with it.Last time it was Apple Crumb Cake and let me tell you,I can keep on baking that cake and never get tired of it.The streusel on top elevates the cake to a totally different level.
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It is with this combo of Apples and Streusel that I set out to make these muffins.A simple batter is made and chunks of apple are added and baked in cupcake tins with streusel on top.It might sound very plain jane but the taste is  delicious.Maybe I can binge on this as my in-between meals snack:)

Chunky Apple Cinnamon Streusel Muffins
Recipe source - Allrecipes


All purpose flour - 1 1/2 cups
Sugar - 3/4 cup(I pulsed the sugar in my mixer for 10 seconds)
Salt - 1/2 tsp
Baking powder - 2 tsp
Ground Cinnamon - 1 tsp
Oil - 1/3 cup(I used Saffola)
Egg - 1
Milk - 1/3 cup
Apples - 2,peeled cored and chopped

For the Streusel(I followed the same recipe which I used here)

Butter - 5 tbsp(approximately 70 gms)
Sugar - 1/2 cup
Flour - 1/2 cup
Salt - 1/4 tsp
Walnut - 1/2 cup,chopped


Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C)
Grease six muffin cups or line with paper muffin liners.I made 6 medium sized muffins and 6 small muffins using the batter.
Stir together flour,sugar, salt, baking powder and cinnamon. 
Mix in egg,oil and milk. 
Fold in apples. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups, filling till 3/4 full.

For the Streusel-Mix together all the ingredients for the crumb topping,except the walnuts.Use a pastry blender or a fork or pulse it in a food processor.Mix in the chopped nuts.Refrigerate till needed.
Top the muffins with the prepared streusel and bake for 20-25 minutes or till a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Chunky Apple Cinnamon Streusel Muffins
  • This is a very simple recipe wherein you just need to mix and bake.Be careful about not over mixing the batter though which might result in tough muffins.Mix until no specks of flour remain.
  • The muffins remain soft and moist even after refrigeration,but is best eaten warm out of the oven.
  • Though the recipe says 6 muffins,I got 6 medium and 6 small ones.It depends on the size of your muffin tray.


  1. nice muffins!.......easy to do and looking great

  2. Delicious and lovely looking muffins. Wonderfully prepared. Would surely love to try this preparation soon.

  3. muffins look gr8 dear :)
    nice clicks.

  4. I can eat muffins for breakfast. But it is regular south indian stuff since I have to think of the other inmate at home :-) This looks great.

  5. Those muffins looks highly addictive.

  6. awesome and yummy muffin. love that crunchy topping

  7. Looks super moist and irresistible! Yum

  8. I have to say even i don'tlike muffins for breakfast, i always have it with coffee later in the morning or for afternoon tea.
    You sound like my sis she only eat her breakfast after 10 too , the muffins looks yumm.

  9. The muffins are very attractive..and the crunchy topping looks inviting..

  10. The muffins are very attractive..and the crunchy topping looks inviting..

  11. Hi, have two doubts. could u explain all purpose flour pls? also, no need to sieve the dry ingriedients? for the Streusel, can v use the hand mixer??

    1. All purpose flour is regular flour.You can sieve the dry ingredients,I find it easier to just mix it well using a spoon or fork.Streusel can be made in the hand mixer,you could even mix it using your finger tips.Hope this helps!

  12. Made them for the weekend as Eggless and totally enjoyed it!!! :)

  13. Hi Divya - I tried out these muffins and they tasted great. The only changes I made were: (1) I didn't add the egg & (2) I didn't make the streusel. As I was making muffins for the first time, I didn't want to venture into making something very elaborate, so decided to keep it sweet and simple. Thanks for the recipe!


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