I hope that you are not getting tired of muffin recipes. Because I believe that a person cannot have too many muffin recipes. I just love them!!! I love that they bake faster than breads. I love that they fit in the palm of your hand. I love that they store nicely in the freezer for quick breakfasts or snacks. Mostly, I just love how they taste nice and warm from the oven. Yum!
This is a recipe that has been in my cookbook for many, many years. I’m not even sure where it came from. I have tweaked it over the years to get the muffins just the way we like them. It is a fun change from traditional apple muffins because instead of cinnamon, it features lemon. The muffins are nice and moist, and the crumbly topping is delicious. I am hungry just thinking about them.
Lemon Apple Muffins
- 4 cups flour
- 2 cups granulated sugar (can use 1 1/2 cups)
- 2 Tbsp baking powder
- 2 tsp salt
- 2 tsp lemon peel
- 2 cups finely diced or shredded apples (my boys like them shredded)
- 1/3 cup melted butter
- 1/3 cup oil
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup milk
- 1/2 cup nuts, optional
- 1/2 cup of dry mixture
- 2 Tbsp soft butter
- 2 Tbsp sugar
- 1 tsp lemon peel
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk flour, sugar, baking powder and salt thoroughly. Measure out 1/2 cup and set aside in a small bowl.
- Mix butter, oil, lemon peel, eggs, and milk. Add to dry ingredients in the large bowl with the lemon peel and apples. Stir till just moistened.
- Spoon into well greased or paper lined muffin tins.
- For topping: Take the 1/2 cup of reserved dry mixture and cut in the butter, sugar, and lemon peel till crumbly. Sprinkle over the tops of the muffins.
- Bake at 375° for about 15 minutes.
Apple muffins with a crumb topping and a hint of lemon. The fresh citrus flavor is a tasty change from traditional cinnamon apple muffins!
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 236Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 26mgSodium: 363mgCarbohydrates: 36gFiber: 1gSugar: 19gProtein: 4g
-I usually replace some (1-2 cups) of the white flour with freshly ground wheat flour, and my family can’t tell the difference.
-I use the lesser amount of sugar and I think they are plenty sweet.