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Apple Cinnamon Muffin Recipe (with veggies)

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Servings: 12 blissful muffins
Author: Marlynn Schotland, Urban Bliss Life

Ingredients

Muffins

  • 8 tablespoons 1 stick butter at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 cup peeled finely diced green apples
  • 1/4 cup finely grated carrots
  • 1/4 cup finely grated zucchini
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Streusel Topping

  • 2/3 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup finely diced itty bitty pieces of green apple
  • 6 tablespoons cold butter cut into small cubes

Instructions

  • Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Prepare a 12-cup muffin tin with muffin/cupcake liners. Set aside.

To Make The Streusel Topping

  • In a medium or large bowl, sift together flour, brown sugar, granulated sugar, ground cinnamon, and green apple until well blended.
  • Using your hands (or two forks, but your hands are the best kitchen tools for this job!), add the cubes of butter and knead them into the dry mixture until you get a nice crumble (see photo on UrbanBlissLife.com for example).
  • Set aside.

To Make Muffins

  • In a stand mixer or using a hand mixer over a large bowl, cream the butter and both sugars until well blended. Slowly add the eggs and vanilla, then the almond milk.
  • With the mixer on slow speed, gently add the green apples, carrots, and zucchini. Mix for 1-2 minutes until well blended.
  • While the wet ingredients are mixing, in a separate, large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and ground cinnamon.
  • Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients until well blended.
  • Using a medium cookie scooper or spoon, fill muffin cups about 3/4 of the way.
  • Top each muffin cup with enough streusel to cover the top of the muffin batter.
  • Bake at 375 degrees for 22-25 minutes. Tops should be golden brown.

Notes

You can also make these muffins without the streusel topping for a healthier version, but the streusel topping really adds a nice buttery crunch to these muffins.