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Apple Nut Muffins

by Emma on April 26, 2011

in Breakfast

The other morning I woke up in the mood for muffins. With a crumb topping.

And then, for some reason, I was trying to remember what I used to eat for breakfast (or any meal really) back before I started cooking/baking.

I remember a lot of breakfast cereals, specifically cocoa pebbles and fruit loops.

I remember a lot of “bean quesadillas” made with tortillas and re fried beans (from a can) made in the toaster oven. Maybe with cheese if I was feeling fancy.

I ate a lot of toast with butter. I’ve always loved toast. Smells so nice in the morning or late afternoon.

And I ate a lot of frozen pizza. A whole lot.

I may or may not still eat most of these things…. I’ll never tell.

But now I wake up dreaming of homemade muffins… and I can make them. And it usually goes well. And that feels good.

Apple Nut Muffins, makes 18 standard size muffins. Recipe adapted from here.

For the muffins: 1 3/4 cup flour, 1 cup sugar, 2 1/4 teaspoon baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 2 eggs, 1/2 cup oil, 3/4 cup milk, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1 1/2 cups chopped apples (I used a granny smith) and 1/2 cup nuts (I used chopped pecans).

For the crumb topping: 3/4 cup flour, 3 tablespoons brown sugar, 2 tablespoons sugar, 1 teaspoon baking powder, a pinch of salt and 6 tablespoons melted butter.

To make the batter mix together all the dry ingredients, then add in the wet and stir to combine. Last add in the apples and nuts and stir until just combined. Spoon batter into lined (or greased) muffin cups 2/3 full.

To make the crumb topping mix together all ingredients until crumbly. Sprinkle over the top of the filled muffin cups.

Bake at 375 F for 18-20 minutes. If you make jumbo or mini sized muffins you will need to adjust your baking time.

xo. Emma


Megan April 26, 2011 at 1:10 pm

These sound great! I might be making these tonight for the kids tomorrow!

Bekka April 26, 2011 at 5:48 pm

Sounds fantastic! I have a similar recipe for chocolate chip streussel muffins. :)

Chrishna April 26, 2011 at 6:48 pm

…..speaking of quesadillas I think you would rock a version of mashed potato quesadilla with cheddar and green onions. I was certain I invented the mashed potato quesadilla until I googled it.

Caitlin April 26, 2011 at 7:22 pm

Yum apple nut muffins! I wish I had the ingredients. I would totally make these for breakfast tomorrow.

emily jean April 27, 2011 at 11:15 am

In the oven, right now, you rock.
PERFECT rainy day yumyums:)
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Megan April 29, 2011 at 10:43 pm

These look beyond delicious! I will definitely be trying these soon! :)

Liz May 1, 2011 at 1:48 pm

Just made these, and they were completely delicious! I’m thinking of adding them to the menu for a fall bridal shower I am planning. Thanks for sharing :)

Jessica March 22, 2012 at 5:18 am

These are great! My family raved. I used applesauce instead of oil :)