{Streusel Apple Muffins} – Muffins cu mere si topping crocant

streusel apple muffins

I enjoy this time of the year – apples, pears, grapes and plenty of vegetables are such a great view at the market. But there’s two particular kind of fruits that I love from all of that: ripe, juicy pears and green apples. They both taste amazing and I use plenty of them in my baking these days.

These streusel apple muffins are the perfect example of a sweet treat that incorporates some of the most amazing autumn flavors – apples, cinnamon and butter – I find them all to be part of this season together with pears, pumpkin and figs. What I particularly like about this recipe is the contrast between the fluffy and moist inside and crunchy, fragrant topping. Biting into one muffin is a one-of-a-kind experience, that’s for sure! You will love the tender, juicy apples inside and the fluffy, buttery sponge surrounding them. The topping is like the cherry on top and it adds just the amount of cinnamon these muffins need to become an amazing dessert!

streusel apple muffins

 

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{Streusel Apple Muffins} – Muffins cu mere si topping crocant
 
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Serves:: 12
Ingredients:
Muffins:
  • 225g all-purpose flour
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 110g sugar
  • 125g butter, melted
  • 2 eggs
  • 100ml milk
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 small green apples, diced
Streusel:
  • 40g butter
  • 80g all-purpose flour
  • 20g powdered sugar
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon powder
Directions:
  1. Preheat your oven to 350F (175C).
  2. Line your muffin tin with muffin papers.
  3. To make the muffins, combine the flour, salt, baking powder, sugar, butter, eggs, milk and vanilla in a food processor and pulse until smooth.
  4. Fold in the diced apples then spoon the batter into 12 muffins cups.
  5. To make the streusel, mix all the ingredients in a bowl and rub the mixture well between your fingertips until sandy.
  6. Top each muffin with streusel and bake for 20-25 minutes until well risen and golden brown.
  7. Let them cool in the pan before serving.
Notes
To make sure the muffin papers aren't greasy after baking, add rice at the bottom of each muffin cup, like you see in the pictures above!

ROMANIAN!

Perioada asta a anului abunda in fructe si legume, dar preferatele mele sunt de departe perele si merele acelea tinere, crude, inca acrisoare, zemoase si asa de buuuune! Incerc sa folosesc aceste doua minunatii in retetele mele cat mai mult in aceasta perioada, asa ca iata o reteta de muffin cu mere zemoase si un topping aromat, crocant. E un contrast delicios intre interiorul pufos, aerat si topping crocantul!

Ingrediente:

Muffins:

  • 225g faina alba cernuta
  • 1 praf de sare
  • 1 lingurita praf de copt
  • 110g zahar
  • 125g unt topit
  • 2 oua
  • 100ml lapte
  • 1/2 lingurita extract de vanilie
  • 2 mere verzi, taiate cuburi

Streusel:

  • 40g unt rece
  • 80g faina alba
  • 20g zahar pudra
  • 1/2 lingurita scortisoara

Mod de preparare:

  1. Pentru muffins, combinati faina, sarea, praful de copt, zaharul, until, ouale, laptele si vanilia in vasul robotului de bucatarie.
  2. Mixati pana obtineti un aluat omogen apoi incorporati merele taiate cuburi.
  3. Turnati aluatul in 12 forme de muffins si dati deoparte.
  4. Pentru streusel, combinati toate ingredientele intr-un bol si amestecati cu varfurile degetelor pana obtineti un amestec nisipos.
  5. Acoperiti fiecare muffins cu streusel si coaceti 20-25 minute pana cresc frumos si devin aurii.
  6. Lasati-le sa se raceasca in tava inainte de a servi.

Important:

Pentru a absorbi surplusul de grasime care adeseori pateaza hartiile de muffins, puneti putin orez pe fundul fiecarei forme de muffins, precum in imaginea de mai sus.

streusel apple muffins

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