{flashback Friday} Glazed Apple Crumb Muffins

My kids love when I make these for breakfast or an after school snack. They think they’re cupcakes. They taste just as good as a cupcake, but I’d like to think the apples make them a little healthier (the rich vanilla cream glaze isn’t doing much to help my case, is it?). My daughter isn’t a huge fan of desserts or breads with apples in it (she did not get that from me!), so the first time I made these she didn’t even try them. I snuck one into her lunch and she came home and confessed that she loved it.  I’m slowly changing her mind, one warm moist apple muffin at a time (drenched in glaze, of course :).

Glazed Apple Crumb Muffins
First, make the crumb topping. In a medium bowl, combine both sugars, the cinnamon, and melted butter then stir in the flour. Set aside. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line a muffin tin with paper liners. Prepare apples by coring, peeling and dicing into bite sized pieces.

Glazed Apple Crumb Muffins
In a medium bowl beat the butter on high speed until smooth and creamy, about 1 minute. Add the brown sugar and granulated sugar and beat on high until creamed, about 2 minutes. Add the eggs, yogurt, and vanilla extract and mix well. In a large bowl, toss together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and slowly whisk together. Add the milk, gently whisking. Fold in the apples. Fill muffin tins 3/4 full with batter then sprinkle with crumbs (crumble it with your hands to make some big chunks).

Glazed Apple Crumb Muffins
Bake at 425 for 5 minutes, then reduce heat to 350 and continue baking for an additional 10-15 minutes, or until lightly browned.

Glazed Apple Crumb Muffins
To make the glaze, whisk all of the glaze ingredients together and drizzle over warm muffins.

Glazed Apple Crumb Muffins

Glazed Apple Crumb Muffins

Crumb topping:
2/3 cup brown sugar
2 Tablespoon sugar
2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup butter, softened
2/3 cup flour

Muffins:
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup sugar
2 large eggs
1/2 cup yogurt
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 3/4 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup milk
3 small apples

Vanilla Cream Glaze:
1 cup confectioners’ sugar
3 Tablespoons heavy cream
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

First, make the crumb topping. In a medium bowl, combine both sugars, the cinnamon, and melted butter then stir in the flour. Set aside. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line a muffin tin with paper liners. Prepare apples by coring, peeling and dicing into bite sized pieces. In a medium bowl beat the butter on high speed until smooth and creamy, about 1 minute. Add the brown sugar and granulated sugar and beat on high until creamed, about 2 minutes. Add the eggs, yogurt, and vanilla extract and mix well. In a large bowl, toss together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and slowly whisk together. Add the milk, gently whisking. Fold in the apples. Fill muffin tins 3/4 full with batter then sprinkle with crumbs (crumble it with your hands to make some big chunks). Bake at 425 for 5 minutes, then reduce heat to 350 and continue baking for an additional 10-15 minutes, or until lightly browned. To make the glaze, whisk all of the glaze ingredients together (add a little milk if it is too thick) and drizzle over warm muffins.

Source | Sally’s Baking Addiction

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29 thoughts on “{flashback Friday} Glazed Apple Crumb Muffins

  1. annainternational says:

    I am super jealous of your children right now – I would love to find one of these hidden in my lunch! I love your blog – and the header is brilliant! Whisked away referring to your move to NZ, or just cooking? Either way, I love it! I shall be following avidly from now on – which is why I love Fiesta Friday – such a great way to get to know people! Thank you for joining us!

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    • Whisked Away says:

      Thanks so much, Anna for such a thoughtful comment! I am fairly new to Fiesta Friday and have loved the chance to get to know so many wonderful bloggers! I’m looking forward to following along and getting to know you better as well! And you got it, it’s a sort of tribute to my love of travel and cooking. Thanks again for stopping by!

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  2. joylovefood says:

    These sound so delicious, I bet my kids would love them too! Thanks so much for sharing at What’d You Do This Weekend? I hope you will join us again this Monday!

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