Apple Cinnamon Muffins with Oatmeal Crumb Topping

– Hey guys. So I am a firm believer in
a muffin for all seasons. And now that we are in the dead of winter, you are going to love
this apple cinnamon muffin with a oatmeal crumble topping. (laughs) It is like a bowl of your favorite oatmeal in a muffin form. It’s super simple to put together, and would be great for a brunch, or you can even pop them in the freezer and have them as a snack. Let me show you how to put it together. In a large bowl you’re
going to add two eggs, and a 1/2 cup of brown sugar. Now normally I will use
white sugar for my muffins ’cause I find that it creates
a really nice light crumb, but in this situation the brown sugar adds so much more flavor to the raisins and the apples that it’s
definitely the way to go. Then you’re also gonna add 1/3 of a cup of vegetable oil and 2/3 cup of water. Now most of you by now know
that I love to use water in all of my muffin recipes because I find that it creates a much
more moist and light muffin than if you use milk,
because milk always has some fat in it, even if you use 2%, and that will weigh down your muffin. So definitely go for the water and you will see a dramatic difference. Then in a medium bowl
you’re going to add one and 3/4 cup of all-purpose flour, two teaspoons of baking powder, two teaspoons of cinnamon,
and 3/4 teaspoon of salt. And you can whisk that all together. Then you’re gonna add your dry ingredients to your wet ingredients,
just a little bit at a time, stirring gently until
everything is combined. Then to our batter we’re going to add 3/4 cup of diced apple. You really can use any apple you like, I typically use Fuji apples ’cause that’s what we
usually have on hand. I also leave the skins on, just because it’s easy and there’s
nutrition in the skin, a third of a cup of currants, so I love to use little currants in muffin recipes because
muffins are so small. If you use the raisins, sometimes they can be
a little bit too big. Then your also gonna add 1/3 of a cup of chopped walnuts. So you can mix that all up until combined, and then you can scoop your
batter out into a muffin tin, or I’m using this Silpat muffin mold, which is my new favorite thing. (laughs) I think it’s really
awesome for making muffins because they just pop right out. There’s no need to use any papers or grease it, it’s so easy. I’ll leave you a link in the description if you wanna know where to get one. Then you can set that aside while we prepare our crumb topping. In a small bowl you’re gonna add 1/4 cup of all-purpose flour, three tablespoons of old fashioned oats. So you don’t want to use
the quick-cooking oats, because they’ll just kind
of disintegrate on you. You wanna use the old fashioned oats, that’s what’s gonna give
you the crunchy topping. A tablespoon of brown sugar, 1/4 teaspoon of brown cinnamon, and 1/2
a teaspoon of baking powder. That’s gonna help out
crumble puff up a bit. And then you’re just gonna
stir this up with a fork, until everything is combined, and then you’re going
to add three tablespoons of melted butter, and 1/2 a
teaspoon of vanilla extract, and then I also like to
add a little pinch of salt. Then you can stir that up with a fork, and you’ll see a nice crumb will develop. So then you wanna take about a teaspoon of this crumb topping on each muffin. It really doesn’t take more than that, you don’t want them I think too sweet, its just the perfect
amount, a little teaspoon. Then once all you muffins are covered, you can pop your tray in the oven at 375 degrees Fahrenheit
for just 25 minutes. And when you cut into them, you will see how delicate and moist these muffins are, flavored with that brown
sugar and cinnamon, and of course that crunchy
oatmeal crumb topping. These are so delicious. And if you would like a muffin
recipe for the springtime, then you must try my
strawberry lemon muffins, and you can click that annotation here, and if you would like
something rich and flavorful for the fall, then you must
try the cappuccino muffins, and you can click that
annotation, both are delicious. Alright you guys I hope you enjoyed this and I will see you back here next time for another
quick and easy recipe. Until then, bye!

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