Apple Crumb Muffins



  1. 3 tablespoons unbleached all-purpose flour
  2. 2 tablespoons cold salted butter, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  3. 2 tablespoons old fashioned oats
  4. 2 tablespoons firmly packed dark brown sugar
  5. 14 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  6. 1 12 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  7. 12 cup old fashioned oats
  8. 14 cup sugar
  9. 14 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
  10. 2 teaspoons baking powder
  11. 1 14 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  12. 12 teaspoon baking soda
  13. 12 teaspoon salt
  14. 14 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  15. 1 large apple, peeled, cored, cut into 1/4-inch dice (1 3/4 c.)
  16. 12 cup buttermilk
  17. 14 cup applesauce
  18. 14 cup vegetable oil
  19. 1 large egg
  20. 1 large egg yolk
  21. 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract


  1. Position an oven rack in the center of the oven; preheat oven to 400; butter ten 3-x1 1/2 inch muffin cups.
  2. Crumb topping-in a small bowl, work together the flour, butter, oats, brown sugar and cinnamon with your fingertips until the mixture is crumbly.
  3. Muffins-in a large bowl, whisk together the flour, oats, sugar, brown sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, salt, and nutmeg; stir in the apple.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, applesauce, vegetable oil, egg, yolk, and vanilla.
  5. Pour over the apple mixture and stir just until combined; do not overmix.
  6. Using a 1/3-cup food portion scoop or a spoon, transfer equal amounts of the batter into the prepared muffin cups; the cups will be full.
  7. Sprinkle the crumbs evenly on the muffins.
  8. Bake until a wooden pick comes out clean, about 20 minutes.
  9. Let the muffins cool in the pan on a wire rack for 10-15 minutes.
  10. Remove from pan and let cool completely on the rack.