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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Apple Crumble Pie Muffins

Fall has arrived and I am totally embracing the season by baking as much as I can with apples. Watch out because I have a bunch of apple recipes coming your way in the next couple of weeks. 

Here is a little picture of our first apple picking outing of the season this much fun but TONS of mosquitoes nagged at us as we picked.  I seriously have no patience for mosquitoes (especially when they bite my kiddos!!!).  Rrrrrrr!!!

 One of the first things I made with the apples we picked that day was a lovely batch of muffins called,  Apple Crumble Pie Muffins.  Seriously, seriously good muffins is produced by this recipe.  And yes, the muffins do remind me of apple pie as they are packed full of chopped apples, cinnamon goodness and a perfect crumble topping. Best of all they are super easy and quick to make.  The longest part of this recipe is the peeling, coring and chopping of the apples.

The original recipe suggested making regular size muffins but I choose to make the muffins in my jumbo size muffin tins.  I was able to make 9 jumbo muffins out of the batter. 

Apple Crumble Pie Muffins
(recipe was found on This and That - lots of fun recipes found throughout this blog)

Crumb Topping Ingredients:

1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup flour
1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
1 tsp ground cinnamon

Muffin Batter Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
2/3 cup veggie or canola oil
1 egg
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup buttermilk (I made my own by squirting in a couple tsp's of lemon juice into the milk and letting it sit for a couple of minutes)
2 1/2 cup flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
2 cups peeled and diced apples


1. Prepare topping by combining all crumb ingredients in a medium size bowl.  Set aside as you make the muffin batter.

2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare muffin batter by taking a large bowl and whisking together brown sugar, oil, egg, vanilla extract and buttermilk all together until smooth.

3. In a separate bowl sift together flour, baking soda and salt.  Add sifted flour mixture into wet mixture.

4. Fold in diced apples - mix just to don't want to over mix batter as your muffins will have a tough consistency if over mixed.

5. Grease muffin tins or line with muffin cups.  Fill 2/3's of the way up.  Sprinkle muffin batter cups with crumb topping.  Pop in oven and bake for 25-30 minutes (time maybe less if making regular size muffins).  You will know that the muffins are done when they are golden brown and tops will spring back when touched.

I know you will enjoy these muffins!

Happy Apple Crumble Pie Muffin Baking!


  1. Those muffins look wonderful, but my favorite photo was you and your family! Have a great day.

  2. These look great. I wish we had apple orchards here. That peach carrot bread looks awesome too!

  3. I tried to leave a comment here yesterday, apparently my google acct was acting up again. We love apple picking, we go at least 2wice a year to Wellwood Orchards in Vermont. Your muffins look spot on. Great blog!

  4. Yum! Love apples in muffins. This recipe looks great!

  5. Made these tonight and they turned out so good!



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