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Apple Cardamom Muffins

These apple muffins aren't too sweet, have a couple different flavors going on, and the crunch with the oat and nut streusel on top is perfect!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 muffins
Calories: 282kcal


  • 2 c flour
  • ½ Tablespoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • ¾ Tablespoon cardamom
  • 1 granny smith apple cored and chopped
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ c sugar
  • 1 c milk
  • ¼ c canola oil
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract


  • ¼ c butter softened
  • ¼ c walnuts chopped
  • ¼ c oats
  • c brown sugar
  • ½ c flour
  • 1 Tablespoon cinnamon


  • Preheat oven to 500 degrees.
  • Combine streusel topping ingredients in bowl with fingers until you have pea-sized clumps.
  • In large bowl, whisk flour, salt, baking powder, cardamom, and chopped apple.
  • In third bowl, beat eggs with whisk, add sugar, milk, canola oil, and vanilla extract. Whisk well.
  • With fork, gently mix wet ingredients into dry. Mix until batter is just barely cohesive, do not overmix!
  • Grease 6-tin muffin tins or 12-tin muffin tin with butter. Fill each tin ¾ full. Crumble streusel topping over each tin.
  • Place muffin tin into hot oven, then immediately turn oven temperature down to 400 degrees. Bake 15-25 minutes, depending on how big your muffins are.
  • Take out when very lightly browning on edges and inserted toothpick comes out clean. Remove from tin after 5 minutes and set on cooling rack.


adapted from King Arthur


Serving: 1muffin | Calories: 282kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 39mg | Sodium: 153mg | Potassium: 211mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 200IU | Vitamin C: 0.7mg | Calcium: 87mg | Iron: 1.7mg