Apple Crunch Muffins

"From a TOH recipe booklet on muffins. I love the bits of apple within the muffin and just LOVE the crunchy topping. I've used chopped almonds instead of the walnuts for the topping and it works great so feel free to adjust the nuts in the topping to your liking but don't leave them out as they are a key to the flavors of this muffin."
Apple Crunch Muffins created by Katzen
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  • FOR MUFFINS: In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, salt, allspice, and nutmeg.
  • In another bowl, beat the eggs, sour cream and butter together.
  • Stir the egg mixture into the dry ingredients, just until moistened (do not overmix).
  • Fold in the diced apple into the batter.
  • Fill greased or lined muffin cups one-third full.
  • FOR TOPPING: In a bowl, combine the nuts, flour, sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Cut in the butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  • Sprinkle about two-thirds of the topping over the batter in the cups.
  • Top with remaining batter and then sprinkle the remainder of the topping mix over each muffin.
  • Bake at 375F for 20-25 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
  • Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
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  1. Katzen
    Wonderful muffins! They were definately a hit at my meeting this morning. I followed a previous reviewers advise, and doubled the topping, and think next time, I'd make 1.5 times the topping - that would be perfection! I also need to learn not to overfill my muffin tins - when I don't use muffin cups, I seem to always overfill them! They came out beautiful and big, and are so yummy with the spices, the fresh apple, and the crunchy topping! The sour cream definately adds to the moistness of these little babies! Thanks Hokies - great recipe! Made for 1-2-3 Hits.
  2. Katzen
    Apple Crunch Muffins Created by Katzen
  3. momaphet
    Apple Crunch Muffins Created by momaphet
  4. momaphet
    Apple Crunch Muffins Created by momaphet
  5. momaphet
    Simply delicious! These muffins have a nice texture and balanced flavor. I was 1/4 c. short on the sour cream and was a little concerned about the fat content anyway, so I used 2 Tbls of the butter (salted) from the muffin part for the topping and added 1/3 cup applesauce in place of the missing butter and sour cream. I didn't have allspice so used extra nutmeg and a pinch of cloves; I'm always generous when adding cinnamon. I peeled my apples as I prefer them that way; my med apple gave me a little more than 1 cup, next time I would use a bigger apple. I prefer to add the apple to the dry ingredients as coating the fruit in flour will help prevent sinkage, this worked fine. I used almonds, for the nuts and look forward to trying walnuts. I wasn't over generous with the struesel for the middle or tops and ended up needing to make a little more or 4 muffins wouldn't have had any topping and this is with the recipe only making 12 muffins from a standard size muffin tin, next time I would probably double the topping. Thank you HokiesLady for this yummy muffin. Reviewed for 1,2 & 3 Hit Wonders

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