Spice Crumble Muffins

My favourite thing about these muffins is the topping, it’s similiar to what you would see on top of a coffee cake. With Fall on it’s way, I was in the mood to bake something with a little spice to it. I thought about adding a pumpking flavour, or adding in some chopped walnuts to the topping, but in the end I kept it simple. I like to freeze these in an airtight container and take them out individually on a morning when I need a quick bite to eat.

Topping Ingredients:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ cup melted butter or margarine

Muffin Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2  cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4  tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp allspice
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2  tsp baking soda
  • 1/4  tsp salt
  • 1/2  cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup apple sauce (sweetened or unsweetened)
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F.  Line cupcake tins with 20 liners.
  2. Crumble Topping – In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, and cinnamon. Add the melted butter and combine with a fork until crumbly. Set aside.
  3. Muffin Batter –  In a large bowl, sift the flour, sugar, nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice, baking powder, baking soda, and salt – whisk it all together.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together the sour cream, applesauce, eggs and vanilla until well blended. Add wet ingredient to the dry ingredients and stir until there’s no lumps – but don’t over-mix it.
  5. Fill muffin cups evenly, but no more than 3/4 full or they will spill over when baking.  (When I bake these, I get exactly 20 muffins.)
  6. Now you can sprinkle the crumble topping over each batter until they’re completely covered.
  7. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until the tops are light brown and a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  8. I use a large spoon to carefully scoop them out and place on a wire rack to cool.
    If you leave them in the hot pans, they’ll continue baking and become too firm.

Serves 20 muffins




One Comment to “Spice Crumble Muffins”

  1. Gorgeous cake stand! Beautiful photos. These muffins look delicious.

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