Apple-Almond Streusel Muffins
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Yield: 12 muffins
Streusel Topping:
  • 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons lightly packed light brown sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, slightly softened
  • 2 tablespoons chopped almonds
  • 1½ cups (195 g) all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup (100 g) lightly packed light brown sugar
  • ¼ cup (60 ml) canola oil
  • ¼ cup (60 ml) milk (low-fat is fine)
  • ¼ cup (65 g) Greek yogurt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon pure almond extract
  • 1 sweet red apple, washed, cored, and finely chopped (I leave the peel on)
  • ½ cup (60 g) powdered sugar
  • ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2-3 teaspoons water
  1. For the streusel, use a fork to combine the flour, brown sugar, and cinnamon, and then cut the butter in until it forms coarse meal. Toss in the almonds.
  2. For the muffins, preheat oven to 350F and line 12 muffin wells with paper liners.
  3. Whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl and set aside.
  4. Beat together the brown sugar, canola oil, milk, yogurt, egg, vanilla extract, and almond extract in a large bowl until smooth.
  5. Add the dry ingredients to the wet in 2 batches and stir to combine (a few lumps are fine), being careful not to over-mix. Gently fold in the chopped apple.
  6. Pour the batter into the prepared muffin tray, sprinkle the streusel mixture on top, and bake until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out with just a couple crumbs, about 22 to 26 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes in the tray, and then remove to a wire rack to finish cooling before topping with the glaze.
  7. Once the muffins have cooled, make the glaze. Whisk together the powdered sugar, vanilla, and enough water so it reaches your desired consistency.
  8. Drizzle the glaze on the cooled muffins and allow it to set before serving.
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