Apple Cinnamon Muffins with Crumble Topping

Apple Cinnamon Muffins with Crumble Topping by Fit, Fun & Delish!P I N_______I M A G E

Is the way to a man’s heart really through his belly? I’m starting to believe that saying is 100% accurate! I have a confession to make (shhh… let’s hope Mr. Delish is not reading this 😉 ) but I think my hubby is starting to become a lot little spoiled when it comes to me cooking for the blog. See, there’s been a lack of baked goods in my kitchen lately since I’m in “de-fluff” mode and someone let me know :). So I gave in and baked him something sweet.

He requested something cinnamony but my rule was that it had to be easy. So off I went to make these amazing Apple Cinnamon Muffins!

Apple Cinnamon Muffins with Crumble Topping by Fit, Fun & Delish!P I N_______I M A G E

When the muffins came out of the oven, Mr. Delish got ready to taste and enjoy them. He made himself a cup of coffee, got the butter ready and waited patiently until they were cool enough to eat (but still nice and warm). I always enjoy watching his reaction when he first bites into something I make. For me the joy of cooking is knowing someone appreciates it.  So as much as ” the way to a man’s heart is through his belly”, the same holds true that “the way to a woman’s heart is seeing happiness in her loved ones”.

What was his reaction?  I know if he closes his eyes and savors each bite it must be good.  Plus he will make this certain sound – like a mumbled yum while chewing.  Well check off all those reactions.  I’m happy.  Success!

Apple Cinnamon Muffins with Crumble Topping by Fit, Fun & Delish!P I N_______I M A G E

Apple Cinnamon Muffins with Crumble Topping
Author: Fit, Fun & Delish!
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Serves: 12-14
Ingredients
  • CRUMBLE TOPPING:
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • MUFFINS:
  • 1 1/2 cups diced apples (small chunks)
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour + 2 tsp, divided
  • 1½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon + ½ tsp, divided
  • 8 Tbsp unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375º F. Spray muffin tins with bakers spray and set aside.
  2. [br]CRUMBLE:
  3. To make the topping, combine the sugar, flour, cinnamon, and butter, and mix until it resembles coarse crumbs. Set aside.
  4. [br]MUFFINS:
  5. In a medium bowl, combine the 2 cups of flour, baking powder, salt, and 2 tsp cinnamon. Set aside.
  6. In a small bowl, add the diced apples, the 2 tsp flour and 1/2 tsp cinnamon. Coat the apples well and set aside.
  7. In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream together the butter and sugar until fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add an egg, one at a time, taking care to fully incorporate before adding the other. Mix in the vanilla.
  8. Gently fold in flour mixture, alternating with milk. Stir until just combined. Gently fold in the diced apples .
  9. Add the mixture into prepared muffin tins, filling about ¾ full.
  10. Sprinkle the crumble mixture on top of muffins.
  11. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean, about 25 minutes.

Apple Cinnamon Muffins with Crumble Topping by Fit, Fun & Delish!P I N_______I M A G E

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  • 02/21/2014 - 7:41 am

    Katrina @ WVS - These muffins look perfect. Crumble topping makes everything better!ReplyCancel

    • 02/21/2014 - 8:41 am

      ana @ fit, fun & delish! - Thanks Katrina! I agree….anything with crumble is even better! Have a great weekend!ReplyCancel

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