The Best Apple Spice Muffins with a Twist!
The best muffins you will ever make! Beautifully moist and a great fluffy texture. The pecan streusel topping is the the icing on the cake!
Servings Prep Time
12muffins 15minutes
Cook Time
18 – 20minutes
Servings Prep Time
12muffins 15minutes
Cook Time
18 – 20minutes
Ingredients
Muffins
Pecan Streusel Topping
Instructions
Pecan Streusel Topping
  1. In medium bowl, combine flour, sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon and pecans; mix well
  2. Grate or dice cold butter
  3. Gently toss butter into dry ingredients; mixing well. Set aside
Muffins
  1. Heat oven to 400°F. Line muffin pan with paper baking cups
  2. In medium bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, cardamom, cloves and salt; mix well
  3. Add the diced apples to the dry ingredients and mix well coating all the apple pieces in the dry mixture. This helps keep the apples from sinking to the bottom of the muffin.
  4. In a small bowl, combine coconut milk, mayonnaise and egg; blend well
  5. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients all at once; stir just until dry ingredients are moistened (batter will be lumpy)
  6. Fill muffin cups 3/4 full
  7. Sprinkle 2 heaping tablespoons of streusel topping on top of each muffin to cover the batter completely
  8. Bake at 400°F. for 18 – 20 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean
  9. Cool 1 minute before removing from pan
Delicious alternative flavors
  1. Fresh Berry or Fruit muffins ~ Omit the cinnamon, spices and apples and add your favorite fresh berry or fruit. Blueberry, diced strawberries, raspberries, diced peaches. The possibilities are endless and oh so delicious!
  2. Lemon Zest Muffins ~ Omit the cinnamon, spices and apples and add 1 teaspoon lemon extract and 1 tablespoon of lemon zest.
  3. Almond Poppyseed Muffins ~ Omit the cinnamon, spices and apples and add a teaspoon of almond extract and a tablespoon of poppyseed.
  4. Banana Pecan Muffins ~ Omit the cinnamon, spices and apples and add 1 mashed banana to the wet ingredients and 1/2 cup chopped pecans to dry ingredients
  5. Chocolate Chip Muffins ~ Omit the cinnamon, spices and apples and add 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract and 3/4 cup chocolate chips
  6. Pineapple Carrot Muffins ~ Omit diced apples and add 1/2 cup grated carrot and 1/2 cup crushed pineapple well drained
Recipe Notes

The streusel topping recipe makes enough for 3 batches of muffins.  It’s great to have on hand anytime you make muffins, coffee cake or pies.  Just put the extra in a ziplock baggie and store it in the fridge.  Lasts months!  It makes your next batch of muffins so quick and easy!