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Apple Spice Crumb Muffins
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Apple Spice Crumb Muffins

Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time45 mins
Servings: 15 -18 muffins
Author: Mary Ann Dwyer


  • Crumb Topping:
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar packed
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 6 Tbsp. butter melted
  • Muffins:
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cardamon
  • 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup 1 stick butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar packed
  • 4 large eggs room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups applesauce unsweetened
  • Vanilla Glaze:
  • 1 cup confectioner's sugar sifted
  • 2 Tbsp. milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a standard muffin tin with paper liners. Set aside,
  • For the crumb topping: In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, brown sugar, cinnamon and salt. Stir in the meted butter with a fork. Mix until crumbly. Put bowl in refrigerator while you make the muffin batter.
  • Muffins: In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, cardamon and nutmeg. Set aside.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream butter and sugars on medium-high speed until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time until well combined, scraping down the bowl as necessary.
  • Reduce speed to low. Add applesauce then flour mixture, mixing just until combined. Do not over mix.
  • Divide batter evenly into muffin cups, filling 3/4 full. Remove crumb topping from frige and fluff with a fork. Sprinkle some crumbs on top of each muffin. Bake for approximately 20 minutes or until tester comes out clean when inserted in middle of muffin.
  • Remove from oven and let cool on wire rack.
  • While muffins are cooling, in a small bowl, whisk together ingredients for vanilla glaze adding additional milk if needed for drizzling consistency.
  • When muffins are cool, drizzle with vanilla glaze.