Whole Wheat Apple Crumb Muffins

"These soft and moist Whole Wheat Apple Crumb Muffins are filled with sweet apples and piled high with a brown sugar streusel topping! They are a healthier yet delicious fall treat perfect for breakfast or snacking. Plus they freeze beautifully and only take 10 minutes of hands-on time!"

- Boston Girl Bakes

key ingredient

fresh apples


Muffins – whole wheat pastry flour – packed light or dark brown sugar – baking powder – kosher salt – ground cinnamon – ground nutmeg – vegetable oil – milk – large eggs – vanilla extract – apples

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Crumb Topping – whole wheat pastry flour – kosher salt – packed light or dark brown sugar – granulated sugar – ground cinnamon – unsalted butter melted Vanilla Icing (optional) – confectioners sugar – milk or heavy cream – ground cinnamon – vanilla extract

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Whole Wheat Apple Crumb Muffins Recipe


15 Muffins



total time

25 Minutes

prep time

10 Minutes

1. Preheat and prepare pan. Preheat oven to 375oF. Line pan with paper muffin cups or grease the wells and top of pan with non-stick cooking spray.


2. Make crumb topping. In a small bowl, combine flour, salt, brown sugar, granulated sugar and cinnamon. Work butter into mixture until crumbly. Set aside.


3. Combine dry ingredients. Whisk together the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, salt, and spices in a large bowl. Make a well in the center by pushing the dry ingredients to the side and creating a hole in the middle.


4. Combine wet ingredients. In a second mixing bowl, whisk together oil, milk, eggs, and vanilla extract.


5. Add wet to dry. Pour wet ingredients all at once into the well in the flour mixture. Mix quickly and lightly with a rubber spatula, but do not overbeat. The batter will be lumpy. Stir in apples. Divide the batter into the wells, filling each well.


6. Sprinkle on crumb topping.


7. Bake muffins. Bake for 25 minutes, or until golden and a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Allow to cool in the pan for 5 minutes, then transfer each muffin to a wire cooling rack to continue to cool.


8. Make icing. In a small mixing bowl, stir together all icing ingredients. Adjust consistency if needed. Drizzle on cooled muffins.


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