There are many things in life that I can do, but I really shouldn’t. I can eat a stick of butter, but I shouldn’t. I can hold my hand over a burning hot stove element, but I shouldn’t. I can avoid doing laundry for a month, but I shouldn’t. And as I stood over a fresh batch of these amazingly delicious Apple Yogurt Muffins with Cinnamon Streusel I knew I was capable of eating the entire dozen in one sitting, but I also knew I shouldn’t.
The thing that really made me fall in love with these muffins is the combination of apple and orange. I get it, the apple is pomaceous and the orange is citrus, but that doesn’t mean they can’t make a tasty marriage. You may not be able to compare apples and oranges, but you can darn well eat them! So that’s what I did and oh my god was it good.
Apple Yogurt Muffins
Makes 20 muffins.
Source: Adapted from Group Recipes’ Apple Yogurt Muffins.
2 cup flour
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup plain whole milk yogurt
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup oil
1 tsp orange zest
1 tbsp orange juice
1 cup diced apple (I used McIntosh)
1/4 cup flour
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup unsalted butter, cold
1 tsp cinnamon
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and place muffin liners in one and a half muffin tins.
In a medium sized bowl whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. In a large bowl mix the egg, yogurt, milk, oil, orange zest and juice. Combine the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients along with the diced apple and stir until everything is just mixed. Over-mixing will result in short tough muffins.
Scoop the batter into the muffin cups until they’re filled about 3/4 of the way.
For the streusel, in and small bowl cut the butter into the flour using a pastry blender or two knives until course crumbs form then mix in the brown sugar and cinnamon.
Spoon about 1 tbsp of the streusel over top of each muffin then bake them 15 – 20 minutes until the tops are golden brown and a toothpick inserted into a muffin comes out clean. I dare you to try not to eat them by the handfuls. Enjoy!