Spiced Apple Cider Muffins with Streusel Topping

My kids ran laps in their gym to raise money for their school today.  They both did around 50 laps each and they were tired but very proud of themselves when I picked them up from school today.     To celebrate their great lap running  we made homemade spiced apple cider muffins with streusel topping from a recipe I found on Eating Well.  They were a snap to make and they smelled amazing while they baked in the oven.  My kids gobbled them up in seconds and wanted more.  Needless to say these muffins were a big hit and won’t last long in this house.

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.  Coat a muffin tin with cooking spray.

To make the streusel, combine the flour, oats, cinnamon, and butter together with your fingers until crumbly.  Set aside.

Combine the flours, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove together in a bowl until well mixed.

In another bowl, whisk the brown sugar with the egg until well combined.  Add the apple butter, maple syrup, apple cider, and yogurt then mix well.  Slowly add the flour mixture to the egg mixture; gently stir until JUST combined.  Don’t over mix.

Spoon the batter equally into the muffin tray.  Sprinkle the streusel evenly over the top of each muffin.

Place the tray into the oven and bake for 15-17 minutes; or until a tester inserted into the center comes out clean.  Remove from the oven and let cool for a few minutes before moving them to a rack to cool further.  Serve slathered in butter.  Enjoy.

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Spiced Apple Cider Muffins with Streusel Topping

Yield: 12

Prep Time: 10 min.

Cook Time: 15 min.

Total Time: 25 min.

Ingredients:

Streusel:

2 tbsp brown sugar
2 tbsp oats
4 tsp whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp cinnamon
2 tbsp butter, cut into small pieces

Muffins:

1 cup of whole wheat flour
1 cup of flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 tbsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp cloves
1 large egg
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup of apple butter
1/3 cup of maple syrup
1/3 cup of apple cider
1/3 cup of low fat vanilla yogurt
1/4 cup of canola oil

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Coat a muffin tin with cooking spray.

To make the streusel, combine the flour, oats, cinnamon, and butter together with your fingers until crumbly. Set aside.

Combine the flours, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove together in a bowl until well mixed.

In another bowl, whisk the brown sugar with the egg until well combined. Add the apple butter, maple syrup, apple cider, and yogurt then mix well. Slowly add the flour mixture to the egg mixture; gently stir until JUST combined. Don't over mix.

Spoon the batter equally into the muffin tray. Sprinkle the streusel evenly over the top of each muffin.

Place the tray into the oven and bake for 15-17 minutes; or until a tester inserted into the center comes out clean. Remove from the oven and let cool for a few minutes before moving them to a rack to cool further. Serve slathered in butter. Enjoy.

Adapted recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net
Original recipe by Eating Well

 

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27 Responses to “Spiced Apple Cider Muffins with Streusel Topping”

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    Katarina — April 19, 2012 @ 9:00 pm

    They look really delicious! And the streusel on top is great!

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    Barbara @ Barbara Bakes — April 19, 2012 @ 9:09 pm

    Looks like a great recipe. My kids would love to come home to these too.

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    Kris — April 19, 2012 @ 9:28 pm

    Oh my gosh do those ever look delicious! Way to go to your kids!!!!

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — April 19, 2012 @ 11:30 pm

    What a great way to celebrate! I love apple cider and you know that I’m obsessed with muffins so I will be making these very soon :)

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    S\ — April 19, 2012 @ 11:51 pm

    They look so delicious. I can’t wait to make them myself.

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    Lia — April 20, 2012 @ 3:14 am

    They look absolutely delicious and with the streusel topping…? What a delight!!
    Cheers and hope you have a fantastic weekend,
    Lia.

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    Kim in MD — April 20, 2012 @ 3:23 am

    Congratulations to your children on their 50 laps! These muffins look like the perfect way to re-fuel and celebrate their success! :-)

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    Jersey Girl Cooks — April 20, 2012 @ 4:16 am

    This is a great treat after running 50 laps. Love the streusel topping.

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    Susan — April 20, 2012 @ 4:59 am

    I love a muffin that has a nice ‘crown’ … these look wonderful! All one needs is a cold glass of milk or a hot cup of coffee and a couple of them to start the day! YUM!

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    Jenn's Food Journey — April 20, 2012 @ 5:22 am

    We did runs like that when I was younger too! What a great, healthy little treat they received for their efforts!

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    Maria — April 20, 2012 @ 5:54 am

    Love the streusel topping!

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    meg jones wall — April 20, 2012 @ 9:17 am

    these look awesome! i keep seeing muffins on food blogs this week – must be time to start baking now that i’m finally home from europe :) thanks for this yummy recipe!

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    Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking — April 20, 2012 @ 10:25 am

    These muffins look perfectly golden brown and delicious, Pam! I would love to infuse a little fall flavor in the summer that seems to have arrived too quickly in Texas! Thanks for sharing.

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    Carmen Rosa — April 20, 2012 @ 11:11 am

    They look absolutely delicious

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    vanillasugarblog — April 20, 2012 @ 1:43 pm

    i haven’t made muffins in the longest time
    all i’ve been craving are blueberry pancakes (when i can carb load)
    the streusel is what i’d eat first, then butter up the second half and devour.

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    Mary — April 20, 2012 @ 2:33 pm

    These sound great, Pam. I haven’t made muffins in ages. I love the topping on these!

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    Inês Oliveira — April 20, 2012 @ 4:23 pm

    This looks simply delicious! I’m looking foward to try them!

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    Joanne — April 20, 2012 @ 6:05 pm

    WHOA! After all those laps, they deserve MULTIPLE muffins! These look awesome. I love anything with a streusel topping!

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    Helene — April 20, 2012 @ 7:20 pm

    Congratulations to them! And thanks for the recipe, I love muffins.

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    Words Of Deliciousness — April 20, 2012 @ 8:12 pm

    These would make a special treat. Congratulations to your kids on all those laps.

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    Angie@Angie's Recipes — April 20, 2012 @ 9:26 pm

    Those beautifully golden brown muffins look perfect!
    Congratulations to your kids! They do deserve those wonderful muffins.

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    Shannon @ RecipesMe — April 21, 2012 @ 8:42 am

    These looks so good. I love that they have a streusel topping, mmmm!!!

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    Rhonda — April 21, 2012 @ 9:42 am

    50 laps is great, what a neat thing for the school to do! I was really on a muffin kick for a while, these look super good.

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    Chris — April 22, 2012 @ 5:26 am

    When I first glanced at the recipe title, I saw “spider” for a second from the “spiced” and “cider”.

    Great looking muffins, Pam. Did your kids sleep well that night after all that running?

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    Mikaela Cowles — April 22, 2012 @ 8:36 am

    Just the thing to refuel. Love it!

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    grace — April 23, 2012 @ 3:44 am

    apple, cinnamon, AND streusel–you certainly know how to get my stomach growlin’! :)

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    Sophie — April 27, 2012 @ 3:03 am

    Divine & tasty streusel muffins!
    I love your unique flavour combinations in here! :)

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