Apple Coffee Cake Muffins on Oh Sweet Basil

Apple Coffee Cake Muffins

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 24 minutes
Total Time: 39 minutes
Servings: 12


  • ½ cup pecans finely chopped
  • ¼ cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 10 tablespoons unsalted butter softened
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾ cup sour cream
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup peeled chopped apple
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • **To prevent soggy muffins use tart apples good for baking, such as
  • Baldwin, Braeburn, Cortland, Fuji, Gala or Granny Smith.**
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Line a 12-cup muffin-tin with paper liners.

For the Streuesel

  • In a medium bowl, combine chopped pecans, brown sugar, and cinnamon.
  • Mix well and set aside.

For the Muffins

  • In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, and salt with a whisk.
  • Cut 8 tablespoons of butter into ½ inch cubes and sprinkle evenly over flour mixture. Using a pastry blender, cut the butter into the flour mixture until butter is oat-sized.
  • Remove 1 cup of the flour-butter mixture and stir into reserved brown sugar mixture until combined to make streusel; set aside.
  • Add baking powder and baking soda to remaining flour mixture and stir to combine.
  • In a liquid measuring cup, whisk together sour cream, egg, and vanilla.
  • Add liquids to muffin flour mixture and stir until just combined.
  • Add 3/4 cup of streusel mixture back into flour mixture and stir until streusel is just distributed throughout batter.
  • Gently fold apples into batter.
  • Melt the remaining butter and stir into remaining streusel mixture, until streusel resembles a crumble.
  • Divide batter among 12 muffin cups and sprinkle generously with streusel topping, crumbling with your hands to make some big chunks.
  • Bake 22 to 24 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of muffin comes out clean.
  • Allow to cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • To make the glaze, whisk the confectioners' sugar, milk and vanilla extract together.
  • Drizzle over muffins.
  • Store in a sealed container for up to 2 days.


To prevent soggy muffins use tart apples good for baking, such as
Baldwin, Braeburn, Cortland, Fuji, Gala or Granny Smith.
Nutrition Facts
Apple Coffee Cake Muffins
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 332 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 47mg16%
Sodium 289mg13%
Potassium 158mg5%
Carbohydrates 45g15%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 28g31%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 430IU9%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 60mg6%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.