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Apple Streusel Muffins with Crumb Topping

These Apple Streusel Muffins are a great way to welcome fall with seasonal baking. Moist muffins that include whole-wheat flour, brown sugar, apple, sour cream, creamer, and a streusel topping.

Lightened Up Apple Streusel Muffins in a muffin pan with an apple next to it If the majority of seasonal recipes filling up my feeds wasn’t enough of an indication, the recent first day of fall makes it official. While I miss summer, I’m just as excited about fall this year. A couple of recent heat waves of over 100° weekends makes the cooler days even more welcome. Along with crisp air, autumn colored leaves and shorter days, comes seasonal fall recipes and baked goods. Recipes like this Apple Streusel Muffins are just what I hand in mind.

Fall ingredients like apples, pears, figs, and pumpkin, as well as spices like cinnamon, clove and nutmeg will be included in many upcoming recipes. Apple Streusel Muffins have a few of these and are a unique way to enjoy your fall mornings with a cup of coffee. I consider muffins more of a decadent breakfast treat than an everyday staple. These have substituted ingredients so you can enjoy them even more.

Process shot of adding crumb topping to Apple Streusel Muffin batterThis decadent muffin includes whole wheat flour, egg, fresh apples, and flax seeds. I’ve also used sour cream and olive oil instead of vegetable oil. The entire batch of muffins only includes a ⅓ cup of brown sugar—another fall favorite. To go with your coffee pairing, and to add some additional unique sweetness, it also includes coffee creamer.

Just baked Apple Streusel Muffins in a muffin panWith seasonal fall ingredients, these Apple Streusel Muffins are quick and easy to make. Enjoy them as a weekend treat or anytime paired with a cup of coffee. The moist, fluffy and perfectly sweet muffins, with apples and spice, are a welcome part of fall season.

Three Apple Streusel Muffins with crumb topping on a brown plate ready to eat
Apple Streusel Muffin

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Lightened Up Apple Streusel Muffins

Moist apple muffins that include whole-wheat flour, brown sugar, apple, sour cream, creamer, and a streusel topping.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword apple crumb muffins, Apple Streusel Muffins, easy apple muffins
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Calories 180kcal
Servings 12 large muffins
Author: Matt Ivan
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Apple Muffins

  • 1 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon ground clove
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • ¾ cup vanilla coffee creamer
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, light
  • 1 cup apple (1 large), peeled, shredded

Streusel Topping

  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped pecans
  • 1 tablespoon ground flax seed
  • 1 tablespoon packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter, chilled


  • Preheat oven to 375° F. Lightly grease a twelve, 2 ½-inch muffin pan; set aside.
  • In a large bowl stir together flours, brown sugar, baking powder, clove, cinnamon and salt. Make a well in center of mixture and set aside.
  • In a medium bowl whisk together eggs, creamer, sour cream and olive oil until combined. Pour into dry mixture and stir just until moist. Batter should be thick, but slightly runny. Fold in shredded apples. Spoon batter into prepared muffin pan, filling each about ¾ full.
  • In a small bowl combine pecans, flax seed, and brown sugar. Use a pastry knife or your fingers to cut in butter, until mixture is combined and has coarse crumbs. 
  • Sprinkle crumbs onto the center of batter in each cup. Bake 18-20 minutes, or until edges are golden brown and a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. 
  • Cool on a wire rack 5-10 minutes, run a knife along edges to remove. Serve warm paired with coffee.
Nutrition Facts
Lightened Up Apple Streusel Muffins
Amount Per Serving
Calories 180 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 34mg11%
Sodium 78mg3%
Potassium 186mg5%
Carbohydrates 24g8%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 135IU3%
Vitamin C 0.6mg1%
Calcium 64mg6%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Recipe adapted from Better Homes and Gardens: Fall Baking. 2014. Print.

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  1. Okay I can’t get enough of this idea. These look incredible and perfect for a fall morning! Can’t wait to give them a try!

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