Last weekend, I crossed an item off my bucket list. I finally went apple picking! My coworker, Margarita, invited me to go pick some apples at Honey Pot Hill Orchard. I had the best time. The orchard was big and so beautiful. There were so many types kinds of apples to pick. And wait… it gets better.
After we filled our bags with a delicious variety of apples, we stopped by their shop. A sweet and drool inducing-smell hit my nose as soon as we got close. I soon learned that Honey Pot Hill was well-known for their apple cider donuts. What are apple cider donuts? Warm, sweet, crispy, but soft on the inside donuts! We waited 1 1/2 hours in line for these donuts, and we were all grumpy about that. After we took a bite of our donuts, we swore we’d wait another 1 1/2 hours for them.
There are so many things I want to make with my apples. Apple butter, apple strudels, apple pie. Because I wanted to make something that I could easily share with others, I whipped up apple streusel muffins.
They’re made with whole wheat flour, grated apples, and apple sauce. The streusel topping is a work of art on its own. This is the perfect fall treat.
- ⅓ cup brown sugar
- ⅓ cup granulated sugar
- 2 tablespoons whole wheat flour
- ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ⅛ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
- 2 cups whole wheat flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 2 eggs
- ½ cup brown sugar
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- ½ cup unsweetened apple sauce
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1½ cups grated granny smith apples (about 2 apples)
- Mix together the brown sugar, granulated sugar, whole wheat flour, ground cinnamon, and ground nutmeg.
- Slowly pour in the melted butter and stir until incorporated, then set aside.
- Preheat the oven to 375 F degrees. Line 16 muffin cups with paper liners.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the whole wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, ground cinnamon, and ground nutmeg.
- In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to beat the eggs, brown sugar, granulated sugar, apple sauce, and vanilla extract on medium speed until incorporated.
- On low speed and working in batches, slowly add the dry mixture to the wet mixture.
- Stir in the grated apples.
- Evenly distribute the batter into the muffin cups, then top with the streusel mix.
- Bake for 20 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
- Allow the muffins to cool on a wired rack, then serve.