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Big, bakery style Apple Butter Streusel Muffins have a layer of apple butter and crumb streusel, with an apple cider glaze on top.
Muffins are one of my many favorite morning breakfasts. I love waking up remembering there is a new “Lizzy T’s” muffin waiting for me to savor. Especially if it has apple butter and streusel or includes morning glory muffins.
This is one of the best apple recipes for tender, fluffy muffins! You will love them topped with our homemade apple butter!
These Apple Butter Streusel Muffins are fairly easy- your normal homemade muffin recipe just jazzed up a bit. It’s flour, sugar, baking soda, an egg, milk, oil, cinnamon, and salt. They key to making amazing muffins is to be careful not to overmix the batter. You want to mix it just until it is combined so the muffins stay moist and tender.
Here’s a secret between you and me: When something is cinnamon flavored, I put in just a little more cinnamon than it calls for (such as in these apple dumplings). Nothing major, just a shake or two. Think of it as a cinnamon boost.
Where’s the apple butter in the muffins? What I did was simply put in half the batter into the tin, then dropped on a tablespoon of apple butter and sprinkled some streusel over top, then repeated the layers and baked as usual.
What do you get? A rich cinnamon streusel muffin with an exploding apple flavor wrapped inside. Amazing, right?
The streusel you sprinkle on top of the apple butter streusel muffins is made of flour, cinnamon, sugar, walnuts, and butter. Use a fork or a knife to cut the streusel together until it resembles coarse crumbs. This sugary streusel is not only going inside the muffin but also on top!
This two ingredient glaze is simply powdered sugar and apple cider. Whisk the two together until it is smooth and drizzle it over the muffins. If the muffins are warm, the glaze will sink in and make it taste almost like a donut.
If you don’t have apple cider, use apple juice or a high fat milk such as half and half or heavy cream. Whatever liquid you choose, add 1 tablespoon at a time until it is the consistency you’d like.
If you love fun food, make an ice cream sandwich with this muffin! Slice it in half, then add a scoop of vanilla ice cream. It’s absolutely amazing and a fun serving idea.
Yes! Switch out the milk for buttermilk to give a great flavor.
Yes you can, but the muffins may have a slightly different texture. You can also use melted coconut oil.
Yes. If you’d like you can add finely diced apple to the batter at the end of mixing. Stir the apples in gently.