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Caramel Apple Streusel Muffins

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Fall flavors are awesome.  Is that an understatement? YEP!  I LOVE the warm, comforting, spiciness of fall baking. And coming up with new ways to combine those flavors is so much fun!  This Caramel Apple Streusel Muffin is rich, dense, and definitely made for breakfast or dessert.

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg (room temp)
  • 1 cup milk (I use almond milk)
  • 4 tablespoons salted butter (melted)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 heaping cup apple (peeled & chopped into small cubes) this was about 1/2 a large apple
  • 12 caramels (diced into quarters) (or 1/2 cup Kraft Caramel Bits)

Streusel

  • 1/2 stick salted butter (melted)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar (packed)
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/3 cup pecans, walnuts or almonds (finely chopped) – I use almonds
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

MAKE THEM:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line your muffin tin, and set aside.

Streusel

Combine all ingredients until mixed well and totally combined.

Place mixture in a shallow plate or baking dish and spread out.

Refrigerate while you’re preparing the muffin mixture.

Caramel Apple Muffins

In a large bowl, use a whisk to mix the flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt together.

In a smaller bowl, whisk the egg, milk, melted butter, vanilla, and almond extracts together.

Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredient bowl and mix until just combined and moistened. Don’t over mix!

Fold in the apple pieces and caramel bits.

Fill each muffin liner 1/3 full of batter, then sprinkle over streusel. Repeat once more, so they are 2/3 full and topped with more streusel.

Bake for 20-23 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Allow to cool for 2 minutes, then serve these warm with some butter for a perfect muffin experience!

This makes 18 awesome muffins – so double the recipe if you need more!

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5 from 3 votes

Caramel Apple Streusel Muffins

These amazing little muffins are super dense, which makes them perfect for a hearty breakfast or after dinner dessert with coffee!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg room temp
  • 1 cup milk I use almond milk
  • 4 tablespoons salted butter melted
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 heaping cup apple peeled & chopped into small cubes this was about 1/2 a large apple
  • 12 caramels diced into quarters (or 1/2 cup Kraft Caramel Bits)

Streusel

  • 1/2 stick salted butter melted
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar packed
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/3 cup pecans walnuts or almonds (finely chopped) - I use almonds
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line your muffin tin, and set aside.

Streusel

  • Combine all ingredients until mixed well and totally combined.
  • Place mixture in a shallow plate or baking dish and spread out.
  • Refrigerate while you're preparing the muffin mixture.

Caramel Apple Muffins

  • In a large bowl, use a whisk to mix the flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt together.
  • In a smaller bowl, whisk the egg, milk, melted butter, vanilla, and almond extracts together.
  • Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredient bowl and mix until just combined and moistened. Don't over mix!
  • Fold in the apple pieces and caramel bits.
  • Fill each muffin liner 1/3 full of batter, then sprinkle over streusel. Repeat once more, so they are 2/3 full and topped with more streusel.
  • Bake for 20-23 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Allow to cool for 2 minutes, then serve these warm with some butter for a perfect muffin experience!
  • This makes 18 awesome muffins - so double the recipe if you need more!

Jeni’s Disclaimer: I’m just a regular girl.  I love to drink wine while I bake.  I’m by no means a professional baker or pro photographer. My creations aren’t staged, they just are what they are, and that’s probably obvious from the pictures.  I create my recipes from inspiration of scents and flavors around me. I also repurpose my grandma’s old recipes. If you love to bake and your food ends up looking like REAL food, and not like something you’ll see on Instagram, you’re in the right place.

6 Comments

  1. Bea LaRocca Reply

    5 stars
    Oh yummy! I have bookmarked this recipe. Thank you for sharing

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