Food Friday Featuring: Apple Crumble Muffins!

I work next door to a café that makes the most amazing apple crumble muffins.  I go there just for these muffins and way too frequently, I admit. The sugary, crumbly top is the most complimentary to the cakey bottom, filled with fresh apple. The crumble top definitely makes it a more decadent muffin option but who doesn’t love a nice sweet treat now and then?  I adapted this recipe so slightly substituting applesauce for the vegetable oil.



  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 6 tbsp. flour
  • 1/4 cup of butter (melted)
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon


  • 1 1/2 cups firm packed brown sugar
  •  2/3 cup vegetable oil (or apple sauce is great substitute!)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup of buttermilk
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 cups peeled, diced apples


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.  Grease and flour tins or line with cups
  2. Combine topping ingredients until crumbly.
  3. To make batter, combine brown sugar, vegetable oil (or apple sauce) and egg in bowl.
  4. In a separate bowl combine buttermilk, baking soda, salt and vanilla.
  5. Blend flour into sugar and oil mixture alternately with buttermilk mixture.
  6. Stir just until combined.  Fold in diced apples.
  7. Spoon batter into muffin tins and sprinkle generously! with topping.
  8. Bake regular sized muffins for 30 min. or until top springs back when touched
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