Apple-Streusel Muffins

Apple Streusel Muffins
Photo: Andy Lyons
Prep Time:
25 mins
Cool Time:
5 mins
Bake Time:
18 mins
Total Time:
48 mins


  • Nonstick cooking spray

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour or white whole wheat flour

  • cup packed brown sugar

  • 2 ½ teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon apple pie spice

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 cup buttermilk

  • 2 tablespoon canola oil

  • ¾ cup shredded, peeled apple (1 medium)

  • 2 tablespoon finely chopped pecans

  • 1 tablespoon flaxseed meal or toasted wheat germ

  • 1 tablespoon packed brown sugar

  • 1 tablespoon butter


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Lightly coat twelve 2-1/2-inch muffin cups with nonstick cooking spray or line with paper bake cups and coat insides of paper cups with nonstick cooking spray; set aside. In a large bowl stir together all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, the 1/3 cup brown sugar, the baking powder, apple pie spice, and salt. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture; set aside.

  2. In a medium bowl lightly beat eggs with a fork; stir in buttermilk and oil. Add egg mixture all at once to flour mixture; stir just until moistened (batter should be lumpy). Fold in shredded apple. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups, filling each about three-fourths full.

  3. In a small bowl combine pecans, flaxseed meal, and the 1 tablespoon brown sugar. Using a pastry blender, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Spoon pecan mixture on top of muffin batter.

  4. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean. Cool in muffin cups on a wire rack for 5 minutes. Remove muffins from muffin cups. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

163 Calories
6g Fat
25g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 163
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 39mg 13%
Sodium 167mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Protein 4g

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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