Apple Streusel Muffins

Apple Streusel Muffins: It’s Apple season in the North Georgia Mountains. We enjoy fresh apples and also apple butter from nearby Chattooga Belle Farm.  Here’s a great apple muffin recipe . . .

Apple Streusel Muffins

Pieces of Ginger Gold apples are in every bite of these wonderful muffins. This recipe makes about a dozen muffins.

Ingredients

1 ½ cups all purpose flower

¾ cup sugar

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

2 ¼ teaspoons baking powder

¼ teaspoon baking soda

¼ teaspoon salt

2 eggs

½ cup sour cream

¼ cup tart apple butter from Chattooga Belle farm

2 tablespoons melted no-salt butter

1 cup chopped peeled tart apples such as Ginger Gold

Topping

¼ cup Brown Sugar

2 tablespoons flour

1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 tablespoon cold butter

Directions:

  1. In a large bowl, combine dry ingredients. In another bowl, beat the eggs, sour cream, and butter. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in apples. Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full.
  1. For topping, combine sugar, flour and ground cinnamon. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle streusel mixture on muffins. Bake at 400 degrees F for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Serve warm.