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Perfect for Fall, these Apple Walnut muffins are a yummy treat or great for a quick breakfast.
Looking for a treat guaranteed to satisfy your sweet tooth? This super easy recipe for apple walnut muffins has you covered. These healthy muffins can be made with walnuts or pecans, your choice.
Make a batch on the weekend and have some on hand for a fast breakfast that’s healthy and filling. Or, grab a muffin or two to enjoy along with a hot cup of coffee on a cool afternoon.
Why You’ll Love these Apple Walnut Streusel Muffins
These muffins are easy to make with a delicious apple flavor, plus they are full of healthy ingredients along with your choice of nuts (or choose to use both types of nuts).
The muffins freeze well, too, so it’s easy to make a double batch and freeze together or individually to grab as needed.
Be sure to use muffin liners – not only will they make clean up a breeze, but they are great for keeping your fingers clean while noshing on these treats.
Apple Walnut Muffin Recipe Ingredients
Streusel Topping Ingredients:
Apple Muffin Instructions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Get a muffin tin and set in the paper liners. Mix all streusel ingredients in a small bowl, until crumbly, then set this mixture aside for later.
In a large bowl use hand mixer or whisk to beat eggs and olive oil, then add in vanilla & sour cream. Now stir in both the applesauce and the pear puree and mix together well.
Now it’s time for the dry ingredients. Mix in flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, stirring together well. Also, stir in the walnuts, again mixing together well.
Scoop batter into muffin liners, then sprinkle on the streusel topping onto each of the muffins.
Bake 15-20 minutes until golden brown and toothpick in center comes out clean. Remove the muffins from the pans. Let muffins cool completely on a wire rack before serving (if you can wait that long!)
Don’t they look delicious? What a treat for a cool Fall morning!
Why not make up a batch this weekend and just pop any leftovers in the freezer? Your family will love these – guaranteed!
Substitutions and Variations:
You can easily substitute whole wheat flour for all purpose flour in this recipe.
Switch out maple syrup for the oil for more delicious flavor.
You could also substitute coconut oil for the olive oil.
If you want to use apples instead of apple sauce, a variety like Granny Smith apples work well. Other apples that will work well include Jonagold, Golden Delicious and Honey Crisp.
More Yummy Recipe Ideas
Who doesn’t love a good moist Banana Bread – try this recipe!
This yummy easy Apple Crisp is a great way to enjoy the apple harvest!
This no cook Strawberry Jam stores in the freezer – so convenient.
Try this Butterscotch Schnapps Apple cocktail on a cold afternoon.
Apple Walnut Muffins with Crumb Topping Recipe
- 3 tablespoons cold butter
- 5 tablespoons flour
- 4 tablespoons sugar
- ½ teaspoons cinnamon
- ¼ cup walnuts, chopped
- 2 eggs, room tempurature
- ½ cup olive oil
- 2 tablespoons sour cream
- ½ cup applesauce
- ½ cup pear puree
- 1 ⅔ cups flour
- ½ cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon ginger
- ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
- ¾ cup walnuts, chopped
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Mix all streusel ingredients until crumbly, set aside.
- In a large bowl use hand mixer to beat eggs and olive oil, then add in vanilla &
- Stir in applesauce and pear puree.
- Mix in flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger.
- Stir in walnuts.
- Scoop batter into muffin liners.
- Sprinkle on streusel topping.
- Bake 15-20 minutes until golden brown and toothpick in center comes out clean.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 322Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 40mgSodium: 174mgCarbohydrates: 33gFiber: 2gSugar: 15gProtein: 5g
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