Tuesday, October 2, 2012

New York Apple Muffins with Streusel Topping

I always love a good muffin.  Especially one with fruit and nuts so this one really grabbed my attention when I saw it at Aunt Nubby's Kitchen.

And anything! with cream cheese ALWAYS grabs me by the neck!  *-* 

The spices make this perfectly tasty...with morning coffee, with lunch or at dinnertime...even bedtime! Makes your house smell so good too!

The recipe makes 24, but I halved it and made only 12. I'll share the original recipe so if you want, you'll have enough to put in the freezer for a quick warmup for breakfast on the go. 

This is an original Taste of Home recipe so you know it's gonna be yummy!


2 c. all purpose flour 
(I used half white whole wheat)
3/4 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. sugar
2 tsp. baking soda
1-1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. ground cloves
1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
3 eggs
1/2 c. butter, melted
3 ozs. (lite) cream cheese, cut into 1/4" cubes, softened
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 c. peeled chopped apples
1/2 c. raisins
1/2 c. chopped nuts


1/2 c. packed brown sugar
1/2 c. finely chopped nuts
1/4 c. all purpose flour
2 Tb. butter, melted
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 tsp. grated lemon peel, optional 

Preheat oven to 375. Prepare muffin pans by greasing or use paper liners.  In large bowl, combine flour, brown sugar, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, cloves & nutmeg.  

In a separate bowl, combine eggs, butter, cream cheese and vanilla; stir into dry ingredients just until combined. (batter will be stiff).  Fold in the apples, raisins, and nuts. Fill prepared pans 2/3 full. 

Combine topping ingredients; sprinkle over batter.  Bake 20 - 25 minutes.
Cool in pans for 5 minutes before removing to wire racks.  

Yield: 24 tasty muffins 


  1. Love the streusel topping! Looks good!

  2. Oh my gosh! These look and sound delicious! You sharing this recipe should time out perfectly with my upcoming trip to the apple orchard :)

  3. Marsha, your muffins look awesome, and I love your light options! Thanks for the link!

  4. Umm! These muffins look awesome! I'll bet your house smelled great when you baked them!

  5. I love apple-muffins, and with streusel topping - WOWWWWWWW

  6. I'm in for anything with struesel!