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

Directions:

  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

Enjoy,

Crystal

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One Comment to “Spice Crumble Muffins”

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

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