Apple Spice Crumb Muffins – #MuffinMonday

by Kate on October 22, 2012

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Happy Monday everyone! I hope you all have a fantastic weekend. HB and I were actually away this past weekend at the New York Dairy Farm to Table event. I’m just catching my breath and settling back in at home but I’ll be looking forward to telling you all about that very soon. But look what I have for you this morning… muffins! It’s a been several weeks since I was able to participate in Muffin Monday but I’m back this week.

Things have been crazy busy in my little corner of the universe lately but I’m going to make it up to you with these muffins. These little babies are just the thing to start any day off right. Moist muffins with the bounty of the season in them, apples. Then I added those classic apple pie spice to the batter. Cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, and a dash of cloves. You could even throw a little ginger in if you like.

Then comes the icing on the cake, ahem… or rather the muffin, so to speak. To top it all off there are spiced crumbs and really, isn’t that the very best part? What’s not to like? These muffins were a favorite in our house. I made big ones and had some batter leftover so I made a few minis also. Bite-size bliss.

Had to include this picture. Maddy’s photo bomb. It’s always a challenge to get the perfect shot from the get go but then you add a nearly 3-year-old’s antics to the mix and the challenge becomes even greater. But she’s cute so it makes it all okay! Hope you guys have a great week!



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Apple Spice Crumb Muffins

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 12 muffins

Apple Spice Crumb Muffins

Moist muffins loaded with apples and warm spices topped with a crumb topping


    For Crumb Topping:
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup (packed) light brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 5 Tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into bits
  • For the Muffins:
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon allspice
  • Dash of cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup (packed) light brown sugar
  • 1 stick (8 Tablespoons) unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup whole milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 large apple, grated


  1. Center a rack in the oven and preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Line a 12-cup muffin tin with paper liners. Place the muffin pan on a baking sheet.
  2. Put the flour, brown sugar and allspice in a small bowl and sift them through your fingers to blend. Add the bits of cold butter and toss to get irregularly shaped crumbs. Set aside in the refrigerator for the moment.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, cloves and salt. Stir in the brown sugar, making certain there are no lumps.
  4. In another bowl, whisk the melted butter, eggs, milk, and vanilla extract together until well combined.
  5. Pour the liquid ingredients over the dry ingredients and, with the whisk or a rubber spatula, gently but
  6. quickly stir to blend. Don't worry about being thorough--the batter will be lumpy, and that is just the way it should be.
  7. Fold in the grated apple.
  8. Divide the batter evenly among the muffin cups. Sprinkle some crumb topping over each muffin, then use your fingertips to gently press the crumbs into the batter.
  9. Bake for about 20 minutes, or until the tops are golden and a thin knife inserted into the center of the muffins comes out clean.
  10. Transfer the pan to a rack and cool for 5 minutes before carefully removing each muffin from its mold.
  11. Enjoy!


{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

Stacy October 22, 2012 at 1:13 am

Your daughter is adorable! And those muffins look pretty good too. πŸ™‚ I had to add apple as well. The spices just demanded it, didn’t they? Welcome back to Muffin Monday!


Baker Street October 22, 2012 at 1:42 am

Great minds think alike! I added apples and pie spice mix too! So glad you’re baking with us this week! Your pictures are just lovely! πŸ™‚


Jessica@AKitchenAddiction October 22, 2012 at 10:38 am

Your daughter is so cute! These muffins sound great!


Kate October 22, 2012 at 8:51 pm

Aww! Thanks Jessica πŸ˜‰ She cracks me up sometimes so I had to include that picture. And glad you like the muffins!


Heather | Farmgirl Gourmet October 22, 2012 at 2:44 pm

I love the photo bomb. Adorable! πŸ™‚ Great muffin recipe.


Kate October 22, 2012 at 8:54 pm

Thanks Heather!! And that photo bomb was cute so had to show it off πŸ˜‰


Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts October 22, 2012 at 9:05 pm

These muffins look amazing! Love the apples and all the spice. Cute picture of your daughter, my 7 year old is always in the background in the background trying to get in the pictures.


Kate October 22, 2012 at 9:36 pm

So what you’re telling me is… I’ll be dealing with photo bombs for the rest of my blogging career?? Is it still cute at 7? πŸ˜‰ I hope so. Thanks for your comment on the muffins. Glad you like them!


Parsley Sage October 23, 2012 at 8:48 am

That pretty much IS the perfect shot πŸ™‚ Gives the picture a super high cute factor!

Delicious muffins, darling! Loving the crumblies!


Kate October 23, 2012 at 7:37 pm

Thanks SO much!


Carrie @ poet in the pantry October 23, 2012 at 7:47 pm

Awww, Maddy is adorable! Before you know it, she’ll be setting her own shots up like my daughter does. πŸ™‚ Your adaptation sounds delicious! Welcome back to Muffin Monday!


Kate October 23, 2012 at 8:02 pm

I can’t even imagine Maddy doing that! Time flies and it will be here before I know it. And thanks! Glad you liked my muffins πŸ™‚


Jennie @themessybakerblog October 24, 2012 at 8:50 am

Maddy is too cute! These muffins look amazing and, you’re right, the crumbs are the best part. Glad to see you back. I can’t wait to here about your farm to table experience.


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