Honey Glazed Apple Crumb Muffins + Video
Guess what's in exactly one week? Rosh Hashanah. Also known as the holiday celebrating the beginning of the Jewish year. Also known as the holiday where apples and honey abound.
And so, in honor of Rosh Hashanah, today's recipe features both of those aforementioned foods: apples and honey. In the form of muffins. Apple crumb muffins. With a honey glaze.
Before scrolling down to the recipe for these honey glazed apple crumb muffins, why not watch this little video tutorial I made for them? Here ya go:
Or, watch it on Youtube.
It also helps that apples are totally in season now. And that these muffins are spiced with the obligatory (and yet very delicious) autumn spices of cinnamon and nutmeg. So these apple crumb muffins are not just perfect for Rosh Hashanah, they're also perfect for this whole season called "fall" that is currently upon us.
But, these muffins would be perfect either way, even if they weren't for Rosh Hashanah or in season. Because they're that good. We shall discuss.
Let's start with the actual muffin base. It's soft. REALLY soft. And light and fluffy. On the spectrum of light and fluffy to dense and heavy, these muffins fall completely on the light and fluffy side.
These honey apple crumb muffins are also moisttttttt. Moist moist moist. (I just wanted to say it a few more times, cuz I know you love the word.)
And the muffins are completely dairy-free. And the batter comes together in minutes. Whisk together the dry ingredients, stir in the wet, add in the chopped apples, and you're all finished.
As for the crumble. Ah, crumble. Crumble is my fave <3
This crumble is made with flour, obviously. And then it's sweetened with mostly brown sugar and a little granulated sugar. Because brown sugar has more flavor than white sugar. And then there's some more cinnamon and nutmeg and vanilla for flavor flave. And then oil, to turn the dry mixture into a wet, sandy, clumpy crumble.
Oh, and this crumble recipe yields enough for you to GENEROUSLY top each muffin. Because there shall be no skimping when it comes to crumble on top of my muffins. Oh nonono, not on my watch.
And then there's the honey glaze. The muffins are sweet enough on their own, so that's not what the honey glaze is for. I honestly just added it to make these apple crumb muffins even more Rosh Hashanah-appropriate. So if you really want, you can skip the honey glaze altogether.
But the icing does make these muffins that much more handsome. And it lends a delicious honey flavor to the muffins that you're obviously not gonna have if you skip the glaze. So it's up to you.
Soft, fluffy, light, moist, fall-spiced, flavor packed muffins. Filled with tart apples. Generously topped with a sweet, tasty, crumble. Drizzled with a sticky honey glaze. Here to make all your Rosh Hashanah dessert and autumn breakfast dreams come true.
Honey Glazed Apple Crumb Muffins
Yield: 12 muffins
1 1/2 cups packed flour
3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup orange/apple juice
1/2 cup oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 tart apples, peeled and cubed
3/4 cup flour
1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3-5 tablespoons oil
Honey Glaze (optional):
1/2 cup confectioner's sugar
1 tablespoon honey
Water/milk for thinning (about 1 tablespoon)
Preheat oven to 350 F. Line a 12-cup muffin tin with liners or grease well with baking spray.
In a large bowl, stir together the first seven dry ingredients, through salt.
Make a well in the center and add in the egg, juice, oil, and vanilla extract and mix everything together until just combined. Stir in cubed apples last.
In a small bowl, make crumble: mix together flour, sugars, and spices. Add in vanilla extract and oil and mix until wet, sandy, clumpy mixture forms.
Using a large ice cream scoop, drop muffin batter into prepared muffin tins evenly. Sprinkle crumble generously over each muffin. Bake muffins for 23-28 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of one comes out clean. Allow muffins to cool before removing from tins and glazing.
Honey Glaze: whisk together glaze ingredients until mixture is a pourable consistency. Drizzle glaze over cooled muffins.