Apple Pecan Muffins With Streusel Topping
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 20 mins
Total time: 30 mins
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- ¾ cup oat flour
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 ½ tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 egg
- ¾ cup greek yogurt
- ½ cup honey
- ¼ cup coconut oil
- 1/3 cup applesauce
- 1/4 cup water
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 2 small apples, diced
- 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon butter
- 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon chopped pecans
- 1/3 cup old fashioned oats
- 4 teaspoons brown sugar
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Add 1 teaspoon butter, diced apples and 2 teaspoons of cinnamon in a warm skillet and sauté until apples just begin to soften.
- Set aside.
- Melt remaining butter in a small bowl.
- For streusel, add oats, 1 tablespoon pecans and brown sugar to melted butter and mix until well blended. Set aside.
- In small bowl, combine flours, baking soda, baking powder, remaining cinnamon and salt.
- In large bowl, combine egg, greek yogurt, honey, oil, applesauce, water and vanilla and mix until well combined
- (should be creamy).
- Add dry ingredients into wet ingredients until well blended.
- With a spoon, stir in apples and pecans.
- Fill paper-lined muffin cups three-quarters full.
- Sprinkle streusel on each muffin top.
- Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
- Cool for 5-10 minutes.
Serving size: 1 muffin
Fat: 6 grams
Carbohydrates: 19 grams
Protein: 3 grams
Nutritional data is approximate.
Guess what tomorrow is? It's the first day of school for my ever-growing second grader. Woo hoo!!! After a summer of not-so-great eating, I informed the princess that I would no longer be buying cereal. Period. She didn't take the news that well until I told her I planned to make muffins for her for breakfast. That immediately perked her up. My poor kids. I haven't baked in months so the thought of muffins made their day. I asked my daughter what type of muffin she wanted to which she replied "I don't care. All of your muffins are good." Such a good daughter. I probed her a little more and she decided that she wanted apple muffins. I made apple muffins once a really long time ago and never wrote the recipe down. I hopped on to the website and pulled up my Morning Glory Muffins since it's a pretty good base. I tweaked a few things here and there, through in some pecans, topped it with some streusel and called it a day. The results? The kids downed 2 in a matter of minutes. They wanted more but I told them no. These aren't overly sweet because we used Gala apples. If you like your apples a little sweeter, opt for Granny Smith or the like. For us, we don't like super sweet so this was a nice muffin to start the day.