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Apple Mini Muffins with Nut Crumble Topping

I found this recipe in one of my mom’s old recipe books from the 50’s. I love using these old cookbooks. I have one from my great grandma that has a recipe for squirrel stew. I don’t think I will be making that one soon as I don’t come by squirrel meat too often, but this muffin recipe was one I wanted to try. The nut crumble topping sold me on it.

I know in the fall, when there’s newly picked apples to be had, I love to make apple recipes. There is just something about fall and apples. This mini apple muffin recipe is really delicious. I added a nut crumble topping to them to add a little crunch and extra flavor. This recipe can be made dairy and egg free too.

This recipe was originally written for a regular sized muffin, but my son really likes the mini muffins so I just adapted the recipe a little. Since the finished muffin size was smaller I wanted to be sure my grated apples weren’t sticking out like a porcupine.

I grated the apples and then chopped them up a bit too. Making them shorter in length so they would be sticking out of the muffins. If you don’t mind some of the grated apple sticking up out of the muffins you can skip this step.

I know in the fall, when there’s newly picked apples to be had, I love to make apple recipes. There is just something about fall and apples. This mini apple muffin recipe is really delicious. I added a nut crumble topping to them to add a little crunch and extra flavor. This recipe can be made dairy and egg free too.

I changed the recipe just a little. To make the recipe a little more frugal, I added in a tablespoon of soy flour in place of the egg. The original recipe also called for milk, which my family can’t have, so I switched it out for soy milk. If you can eat dairy, just stick with the regular milk, if you need to eat dairy-free the soy, almond or coconut milk should work just fine.

I know in the fall, when there’s newly picked apples to be had, I love to make apple recipes. There is just something about fall and apples. This mini apple muffin recipe is really delicious. I added a nut crumble topping to them to add a little crunch and extra flavor. This recipe can be made dairy and egg free too.

Do you see a pattern here? I hardly ever make a recipe the way it was written. I almost always have to alter a recipe a little to make it dairy free for my family, but I also like to use less expensive ingredients when I can.

One area I didn’t skimp on is the nuts. If you don’t have any nuts of hand, you can skip them and just sprinkle to tops of the muffins with brown sugar, for a little added crunch. But I love the flavor and crunch that the almonds add. There are so little in this recipe that it wasn’t that much more to add them. But if you don’t have almonds on hand, any nuts can be substituted in the recipe. I think peanuts might be delicious too.

I know in the fall, when there’s newly picked apples to be had, I love to make apple recipes. There is just something about fall and apples. This mini apple muffin recipe is really delicious. I added a nut crumble topping to them to add a little crunch and extra flavor. This recipe can be made dairy and egg free too.

I also cut back the sugar in the original recipe. I didn’t think we needed the extra added sugar and they still turned out delicious.

Here’s the printable version of the recipe so you can add it to your recipe file.

I know in the fall, when there’s newly picked apples to be had, I love to make apple recipes. There is just something about fall and apples. This mini apple muffin recipe is really delicious. I added a nut crumble topping to them to add a little crunch and extra flavor. This recipe can be made dairy and egg free too.
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Apple Mini Muffins with Nut Crumble Topping

Servings 36 muffins
Author Shelly

Ingredients

  • Muffin Batter
  • 1 egg or 1T soy flour and 1 T water
  • 1/2 cup Milk soy milk, almond
  • 1 cup grated apple
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1 1/2 cup Flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. Salt
  • Nut Crumble Topping
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup chopped nuts I used almonds
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

Instructions

  • Make Muffin Batter
  • Mix all the dry ingredients together with a whisk to mix them well.
  • Add the wet ingredients and mix until the flour is just moistened. The batter will be lumpy, be careful not over mix.
  • Spoon batter into greased muffin tins. Then make the nut crumble topping.
  • To Make the Nut Crumble Topping
  • Mix together the brown sugar, chopped nuts and cinnamon in a bowl.
  • Sprinkle on top of the muffin.
  • Bake 400 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes until golden brown. I like to bake my muffins in the upper third of the oven so the tops get nice and golden.
  • Let cool about 3-5 minutes and then remove from muffin pans and enjoy.

These make a great breakfast or even a snack. They are also great for sack lunches too.

 

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2 thoughts on “Apple Mini Muffins with Nut Crumble Topping”

  1. What cute little muffins! I love apple muffins, but haven’t made them at home in a really long time. This recipe will be great to make on a Saturday morning when I have lots of time…something nice to eat with a cup of coffee and the Saturday morning paper 🙂

    Oh, and yeah, I wouldn’t want to eat squirrel stew either 😉

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