Apple Pie Muffins

Something unusual happened this week. Something that never happens…I didn’t bake.

Sure, I got up to my usual dinner cooking routine, but I can’t even remember the last time I went an entire week without baking. And now I want to eat something buttery and sweet more than ever! For the first time in a long time, I catch myself staring longingly at the cookies in Starbucks or the pastries at various shops in the mall I work in. It’s funny what a week without home baking can do to a girl. I don’t like it.

This week will be better. I have less school work, and really need to get some baked goods together so that my sweet tooth will not get the best of me when I’m out! I bought a cookie downtown yesterday for $2.75!!! Not. Freaking. Cool.

So, join me in baking our own treats! With crumble topping and butter and all the stuff my thighs hate that makes our mouths water!

To begin, preheat the oven to 375 degrees F and line 12 cup muffin cups with paper liners. Set aside. In a large bowl, whisk together 2 1/4 cups flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda, and salt.

In a small bowl, whisk together the egg, buttermilk, 1/2 cup melted butter, vanilla and 1 1/2 cups of brown sugar. Stir until sugar has dissolved.

Pour butter mixture into the flour mixture and stir until just combined. Gently fold in apples.

Use a large scoop to fill each muffin well, filling the cups to the top.

In a small bowl, stir together 1/2 cup of brown sugar, 1/3 cup flour, rolled oats, and cinnamon. Drizzle in 3 tablespoons of melted butter, mixing until well blended.

Sprinkle this over the tops of the muffins.

Crumble topping is the freaking bomb.

Bake in preheated oven for 25 minutes, or until the tops of the muffins spring back when lightly pressed…or look brown like these.

Cool on a wire rack until set. Then dig in!

Apple Pie Muffins
Yield: 12 muffins
Recipe taken from My Baking Addiction

INGREDIENTS:
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 egg
1 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
2 cups peeled, chopped Granny Smith Apples

For the topping:
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
¼ cup rolled oats
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3 tablespoons butter, melted

DIRECTIONS:
1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line 12 cup muffin cups with paper liners. Set aside.
2. In a large bowl, whisk together 2 1/4 cups flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda, and salt. In a small bowl, whisk together the egg, buttermilk, 1/2 cup melted butter, vanilla and 1 1/2 cups of brown sugar. Stir until sugar has dissolved.
3. Pour butter mixture into the flour mixture and stir until just combined. Gently fold in apples. Use a large scoop to fill each muffin well, filling the cups to the top.
4. In a small bowl, stir together 1/2 cup of brown sugar, 1/3 cup flour, rolled oats, and cinnamon. Drizzle in 3 tablespoons of melted butter, mixing until well blended. Sprinkle this over the tops of the muffins.
5. Bake in preheated oven for 25 minutes, or until the tops of the muffins spring back when lightly pressed.
6. Cool on wire rack. Store at room temperature.

NOTE:
– If you don’t have pumpkin pie spice, you can make your own, or simply substitute 2 teaspoons of cinnamon.

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Comments

  1. Oh I love the crumbly apple top that these muffins have, they look so delicious!

  2. I haven’t been baking much lately either, and you’re right, it’s crazy the stuff you start to crave when you don’t have sweets at home! These muffins look fantastic, I love the crumb topping!

  3. These kind of streuselly muffins are messy to make, but sooo worth it. I love the chunks of apple in these.

  4. Haha, I hear ya! When I came back from San Diego I was soooo ready to bake. These muffins are lovely!

  5. A week is far too long to go without baking! But glad to see you made up for it with these gorgeous creations – they look so good!

  6. It’s been a long time since I’ve gone a week without baking. These muffins look like the perfect way to jump back in . Love it :)

  7. Katrina! I couldn’t help myself. I made your muffins and they were freakin delicious! Well done. They’ll get me through class this week… :)

  8. oh wow do these look good! I can’t wait to try these! I love apple pie and I love muffins!:)

  9. Ditto on the lack of homemade sweets making you a little nuts. I actually was sniffing around Shaw’s baked goods the other day. NOT cool. I made blueberry muffins, but these look really good. I’ll have to try them next baking session.

  10. They look lovely!

  11. These muffins look really good, especially with the cereals included.

  12. You may have picked the perfect recipe to get back in the kitchen and bake. These look delicious. I know my thighs would thank me if I stopped baking for a week.

  13. These look awesome! I haven’t baked in a few weeks either but these are going to be on my must-bake list now. The topping looks divine!

  14. I love a good and hearty muffins. With apples, it has to be good :)

  15. I actually can’t go a week without baking otherwise I start to crave ridiculous things also! Funny how much you condition yourself to digging your fingers into some flour and sugar and butter. :P These muffins sound like the perfect cure for our withdrawal! Yum.

  16. there are so many amazing apple varieties right now i’m loving baking with apples! love the crumble top to this muffin, i’ll be making this one with my Honey Crisps!

  17. The crumble top looks awesome! Will try it soon.
    Katrina, I have given you a blog award because I absolutely love you blog!! Please accept it at the latest post on my blog. :)

    Love and Luck,
    Pratiksha

  18. It’s pretty rare for me to go a week without baking, too! You know I have a weakness for muffins, and these look so good!!

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