Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins

These muffins are great grabbed straight out of the oven, warm with vanilla ice cream or with a steaming cup of coffee for breakfast. The addition of sour cream makes these muffins super moist, with a awesome rich flavor. This recipe makes two dozen muffins, which is a great because you can share with friends! Use your favorite apples, this recipe used Northern Spy. Honey Crisp are one of my favorite apples, along with Gala and Fuji. A tart apple would do well here too. Adapted from Celebrating Simplicity with Chef Stacy de Hass.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 400*F.
  2. .
  3. For Muffins:
  4. Combine all dry ingredients in large bowl. In a separate bowl blend all wet ingredients well. Mix wet ingredients into flour mixture, then add diced apples.
  5. For Topping:
  6. With your hands blend sugar, flour, cinnamon(and nutmeg if using) and softened butter until mixture reaches a crumb-like texture.
  7. Grease muffin tin well(may use cooking spray or butter or margarine) and fill each section ¾ full with muffin batter. Top generously with streusel topping.
  8. Bake at 400 degrees for about 20 minutes.
  9. To test: gently press the top of a few muffins with your index finger, if the top gives and then springs back the muffins are done. Enjoy!
Most Helpful

These are delicious. At Sharon's suggestion, I used half whole wheat, half ap flour. I also used half tart,half sweet apples. I have to say though that I ended up with HUGE muffins--I don't know whether I was generous in my measuring or whether this just does result in a lot of dough--but I'm not complaining--they're delicious. Thanks, Sharon!

Chef Kate March 08, 2010

DEFINITELY WONDERFUL MUFFINS, these! I did use the low fat sour cream & the half-and-half, & the apples were Fuji, all of which came together very nicely! Another time I'd like to try this with tart apples, probably Pipins! The 12 muffins I made lasted the 2 of us no time at all & were gone within a day! Thanks for this great recipe keeper! [Tagged & made in Please Review My Recipe]

Sydney Mike February 17, 2010

Superdy-Duper!! Wow these are terrific muffins! Ultra-moist, full of wonderful flavors with a great topping that stayed on the top! The only slight tweak was to add a bit more cinnamon to the muffin batter itself as I love cinnamon and also used the half & half instead of heavy cream to cut down a bit on calories/fat. I also used as you stated low-fat sour cream. I received 15 muffins out of this recipe and I'm not complaining about the extra 3 muffins at all. Great with a cup of coffee and worked wonderfully being warmed up in the microwave the next day too. Another terrific winning recipe from you Sharon! Made for Newest Zaar Tag Game

HokiesMom January 25, 2010