This Crumb Apple Cinnamon Muffins recipe is beyond amazing. Made with real apples you will want every morning for breakfast.
Try this Crumb Apple Cinnamon Muffins recipe if you are looking for an easy and delicious way to start your morning.
So, I have started an advent calendar for my family during the holiday season and it’s driving my husband absolutely nuts. I love this time of year due to the pumpkin patches, fall festivals, the “trunk or treat” events, and other cute events that I will attempt to attend this year. I wish I could go to them all, and I probably could attend a lot more events if it wasn’t for this small issue called “Football Sunday”. So I have to figure out how to plan for everything on Saturdays (super annoying). Not only am I planning the events, but I am also planning meals or dishes for my family to enjoy before or after each occasion. You see, I am trying to establish a sense of family and traditions for my son that he can look forward to each year. I want the love of family and the joy that comes from these times to be embedded in my son. I want him to carry these traditions with him as he grows up to have his family. I think the foundation of your family, immediate and extended, contributes the fabric of your character. It doesn’t define who you are because I know some of us has some messed families (raising my hand). No family is perfect so don’t feel ashamed. As far as my son goes, my husband and I have agreed that one, if not the main, mission in our life is to create a better foundation and a healthier sense of family than what he and I both experienced growing up. Our son deserves that. That is why you are reading the 100th blog post where I am talking about this very subject. I know I have mentioned how important family is for me and how I want to establish healthy memories for my son, but that’s how passionate I feel about it.
I tend to get a bit sentimental around this time of year. First of all, it is the season where I experienced my first significant loss in my life, which was my grandmother. My grandmother passed away in October of 1996 or 1997 ( I can’t really remember). I was devastated. It was as if someone took a part of me that I needed to live. My grandmother was the center of my world. She was everything to me. As for my life experience, I am willing to go as far and say that my connection with my grandmother was stronger than it was with my mother. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVED my mommy. She’s my mommy. But my mom worked a lot. There was one time in my life where she worked two shift jobs resulting in me hard seeing her. My mom had four mouths to feed so her priority was to take care of her kids. A consequence to this was my mother and I didn’t nurture our relationship until after my grandmother passed away. I Iearned to lean on my mother more after that loss. So, as my mother was hard at work, I was with my grandma. My grandma would get me off to school on the bus and I would go to her when I got home from school until my mom picked me up. My grandmother was excellent at creating traditions and memories with me that are treasured and that is what I want to pass down to my son, in hopes he will do the same with his family.
Food can be related to the memories of have with my family. My mom baked a lot around the holidays; my grandparents (both are deceased) cooked Thanksgiving meal, and other family relatives made some amazing dishes throughout the year that I will always treasure. I want to make something that my son will look forward to every year. As he grows up, I want him to say “Ooh ma! Are you going to make those Crumb Apple Cinnamon Muffins before we go to the pumpkin patch like you did last year?” or “Hey ma! Can you make the Homemade Hot Chocolate on Christmas Eve along with Christmas Cookies for me and my friends?” You guys don’t know, that is what I live for! The moment when my son falls in love with the concept of family and my food. Yep! I want to be that kind of momma to my son where he prefers his mama’s food overeat at a restaurant. Then after he eats one of my meals or dishes he gives me a big hug and a kiss, offers to wash the dishes, take out the trash, and sit down with me to talk about life and his truth about life on our front porch. Yeah, that is what I want for me and kid(s).
What I want for YOU is to enjoy this Crumb Apple Cinnamon Muffins Recipe.
This Crumb Apple Cinnamon Muffins Recipe is very addictive. My husband LOVES them. The day I made them he asked me to make a batch for his class where he is student teaching. He said he thinks his students would love these Crumb Apple Cinnamon Muffins. Although, I was honored he thought that of these recipes, I couldn’t allow myself to get too excited because, although I do receive some fulfillment from cooking and baking for large crowds, I don’t typically enjoy it. It’s too much work, dishes, and cleaning. In this case, for the kids, I welcome the opportunity to make these Crumb Apple Cinnamon Muffins for them as this muffins recipe may establish a positive and warm memory for them as I hope for my son. I hope these muffins bring you and your family joy and happy moments to come.
Recipe partially adapted from Taste of Home
- 2 c. flour
- 1 c. sugar
- 1 tsp. Baking powder
- ½ tsp. Baking soda
- ½ tsp. Salt
- 2 large eggs
- 1 stick butter, melted
- 2 tsp. Vanilla extract
- 1 Large Honeycrisp Apple, grated
- CRUMBLE TOPPING
- ⅓ c. brown sugar
- 2 tbsp. Flour
- ⅛ tsp. Cinnamon
- 2 tbsp. Pecan pieces
- 4 tbsp. Cold butter, cubed
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line cupcake muffin tin with cupcake liners. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Next. combine the eggs, melted butter, vanilla extract, and fold. The batter will be thick. Finally, add the grated apple (press out a little of the apple juice) and fold in the muffin batter.
- To make crumble: In a medium bowl, add the brown sugar, flour, pecans, cinnamon, and butter and use a fork or a pastry cutter blend the butter in with the dry ingredients until coarse crumbs occur.
- Use an ice cream scoop to add the batter to the muffin tins. Sprinkle about one tablespoon of crumble topping on top of each muffin and bake in the middle rack for 15 minutes or until a toothpick can be inserted and comes out clean. Allow to cool slightly and serve.