I asked on my Instagram for you to vote whether you wanted apple muffins or apple pancakes for this week’s recipe. Since you’re reading this title I guess you already know that the muffins won! However I’m sill making the apple pancake recipe later on because it lost by a really small percentage. Now going back to the apple muffins I have to say that this recipe for apple muffins with oat streusel is really delicious and since it has oats in it it’s perfect for breakfast.
There are a few gadgets that make our lives a little easier in the kitchen. For me, one of those things for me is my KitchenAid stand mixer. The good thing is that once you have it you can then get the accessories for it. They attach to the front and work with the rotating engine of the stand mixer. In this case I used the slicer / shredder attachment to grate the apple in just a few seconds. Of course you can use it to grate, slice and shred many other things like carrots for a carrot cake, cucumber for a salad or cheese for a lasagna. You appreciate the help when you’re having a busy day.
I love these muffins’ streusel top. Actually it’s the same one that you find on the raspberry and blueberry muffins I posted a while back. I just love how it tastes and feels. It has steel cut oats in it which adds a lovely texture to the mix of flour and butter is always nice a crispy. Using apples in the dough for these muffins makes them very moist and tasty. Of course I had to also add cinnamon to them because apples + cinnamon = perfect couple. However if you don’t like cinnamon (I’ve met many people who hate it lately!) you can just remove it or replace it with cardamom.
See what I mean? Just look at the inside of that muffin! These muffins pass the cover test but also the inside test lol. If you notice the oats are really whole in the photos. That’s because I used steel cut oats which as really like flakes. Avoid using the pre-cooked or quick oats because they come much finer and almost powdery.
For the muffins
- 90 g unsalted butter at room temperature
- 24 g vegetable or canola oil
- 180 g brown sugar
- 2 egg
- 90 ml milk
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 190 g all purpose flour
- 1 tsp salt
- 300 g apples no center nor skin
- 100 g steel cut oats
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
For the crumble
- 70 g steel cut oats
- 7 tbsp all purpose flour
- 50 g unsalted butter at room temperature
- 60 g brown sugar
- 1/4 cdta sal
For the crumble
- Mix all the ingredients with a fork until you get an even dough. If at any point the fork isn’t helping you can finish mixing with your hands.
For the muffins
- Measure the amount of apples without the core or skin. Grate the apples for the recipe. I used the shredder attachment for my KitchenAid stand mixer on speed one but you can use a regular grater.
- Use a whisk or a stand mixer with the beating accessory to mix the butter, sugar, oil, cinnamon, salt and baking powder until you have a homogeneous mix.
- Add the egg and milk and mix again.
- Incorporate the oats and flour using a spatula or continue using the beating accessory on your stand mixer.
- Finish by mixing in the apples.
- Put the paper liners inside the mould and fill up leaving about 3mm without dough.
- Put the crumble on top of the dough separating it with your fingers as you do so.
- Take to a preheated oven at 180C / 350F for 15-20min or until you can insert a skewer or sharp knife inside and it comes out without any dough