Happy November! The first day of November was my mother’s birthday, and what better way to celebrate than to bring her a warm muffin at work? These apple streusel muffins are the perfect treat to have for breakfast on a fall morning. Fluffy muffins with warm spices, tart juicy apples, and a crunchy streusel muffin top. Can’t think of a better way to start the day!
Start by making the streusel topping, and keep it in the fridge while you mix the muffin batter. I used chopped walnuts in the streusel, but you could easily swap it out for another nut, or omit it altogether. When the batter’s ready, divide it among 12 muffin wells and top with the cold streusel mixture. Because the muffin base and streusel are sweet, try to choose the tartest apples. I used kougyoku apples (the same apples I used for this and this), which I’m recently enjoying eating fresh.
When the muffins come out of the oven, let them cool in the pan for about 5 minutes before taking them out onto a wire rack. Of course, only to cool slightly so they’re not hot enough to burn you.
Like many baked goods, these apple streusel muffins are best eaten warm. I heated up leftover muffins in the microwave for about 30 seconds.
There’s just something so cozy about a warm muffin for breakfast on a cold morning, you know? Although, I much prefer baking muffins on a weekend and not at 6 AM on a Wednesday. Oh, the lengths I go to for my dear mother. I had mine on its own, but these would be perfect to accompany a good cup of coffee or tea!
Happy Birthday, Mommy! I love you!
If you’re not feeling apple streusel muffins, try my cranberry muffins instead!