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Quick and Easy Apple-Cinnamon Crumb Muffins

 I don’t know about you, but there are days when I am running late and need to fix something quick and easy in the morning for my family.  Everybody loves muffins, so I try to keep several different kinds of mixes on hand when we want something homemade in the morning, but don’t have much time.

There are many different brands out there.  You can pick the ones you like the best and keep a few in stock in your cupboard.  We like chocolate chip, and apple the best.  There are also poppy seed, blueberry, strawberry and many more.

Many times I will add my own extra ingredients to give them a touch of my own.  These apple muffins have an extra crumb topping that is so simple to make and so delicious!

You will need:

1 pkg. store-bought Apple-Cinnamon muffin mix–any brand that is your favorite.

2 tbsp butter


Brown sugar — dark, medium, or light (use whatever you have, it really doesn’t matter)

First, prepare the Apple-Cinnamon muffin mix as directed on the package.  I buy the kind that all I have to do is add milk.  How simple can it be?!

Spoon the mix into individual paper muffin/cupcake holders.  Turn the oven on according to the package directions to preheat.  Set the uncooked muffins aside.

Then I take the 2 tbsp of butter, put it in a microwavable bowl, and zap it for about 45 seconds or so. 

If the butter is not melted down all the way, just stir it with a spoon until it all melts. 

Now you’re going to add the flour and brown sugar to make your crumb mixture. 

And, anytime I put a recipe on here that I have made up or partially made up myself, you will probably here me say this over and over, I don’t really measure my ingredients.  Basically, only if I am doing a new recipe from someone else or from a cookbook for the first time will I follow the instructions as far as exact measurements go.  So for this part, I probably used the same amount of flour and brown sugar as I did the butter.  Approximately, 2 tablespoons of each.  Although, I did have to add a little more of the flour and maybe a tad bit more of brown sugar to soak up the butter. 

This is how it should look.

Now, gently stir the ingredients in together.  You don’t want to mix them thoroughly, just enough so it forms little balls or lumps of the ingredients.  Like this.

You’re almost there.  Take the already spooned uncooked muffin batter and add about two spoonfuls of the crumb mixture on top of the batter.  You should have just enough crumb mixture for six muffins. 

Place your muffins inside the oven and follow directions on package for time needed to cook.  Keep an eye on them toward the end so the crumb mixture doesn’t overcook.  Remove and place on wire rack or plate for cooling.  Serve warm with a glass of cold milk. 

These are so good, I promise you, and you will feel good, too, for taking the small amount of time to fix a warm-from-the-oven breakfast snack for your family.  I think I’m going to make these on Thanksgiving morning when everyone keeps asking, “When will the turkey be done?”


14 responses

  1. I like the new header!

    Muffins – yum! I have only recently started baking so I’ll be sure to give something like this a try!

    November 1, 2010 at 11:14 am

    • Thanks! I like to change things up a lot. I don’t know if that’s good or bad for a blog, but the season’s change and holidays come around, so why not?

      Yes, do try them. Will be a good, easy baking project.

      November 1, 2010 at 11:24 am

  2. Wow very delicious, very comprehensive.

    Thanks for recipe sharing.

    November 1, 2010 at 10:31 pm

  3. this recipes sounds so good … they really look awesome. thank you for sharing this.

    November 2, 2010 at 4:52 pm

    • You are very welcome. Thanks for visiting and for replying to my question about the blackstrap molasses substitute! I subscribed to your site because you have some great recipes and pics!

      November 2, 2010 at 6:05 pm

  4. they look yummy!

    November 6, 2010 at 9:51 am

    • They are, so be sure and try them!

      November 6, 2010 at 2:29 pm

  5. this muffins look so yummy! cant wait to try this out.

    November 6, 2010 at 4:42 pm

  6. I am salivating
    for the muffins
    and the rocks banner.
    You rock!

    November 8, 2010 at 11:48 pm

    • Aww…thanks! Try those muffins–there so easy, really. Yes, I love the colors in the rocks and the textures.

      November 9, 2010 at 1:52 am

  7. findingserenity2010

    Drooool! I know I’m supposed to be avoiding buttery foods, but dang, those look good!

    and thanks for commenting on my blog – I’ll stop by yours again!

    November 15, 2010 at 12:39 pm

    • I know, but they smell so good when they’re cooking! And I don’t eat them everyday. You know what they say…”everything in moderation!”

      November 15, 2010 at 12:43 pm

  8. These muffins look amazing. Mostly because I’m in a country where having your own oven is an oddity… I’ll have to figure out how to make something like this…

    Oh, and thanks for your post on my blog 🙂

    November 17, 2010 at 6:46 am

    • Not having an oven would definitely be a problem. Your quite welcome in regards to commenting on your post. You have some great images and I love looking at photo blogs! I will definitely be checking back.

      November 17, 2010 at 5:35 pm

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