These bakery-style muffins have a tasty blended oatmeal flour, chunks of delicious apples, a crunchy streusel topping and a luscious maple icing drizzled on top. They are truly irresistible!
It's Apple Season!
The mornings are cooler, the maples are changing to beautiful shades of reds, oranges and yellows. It is absolutely breathtaking to look out the front windows and see the fall colours. The trees in our bush are starting to change as well. I can see them looking out the back kitchen windows. So pretty. Our apple trees that burst with the most beautiful apple blossoms in the spring have produced a bounty of apples.
Last week, we enjoyed a beautiful sunny afternoon that ended with a cup of fresh apple cider. I love fall! It was delicious! I threw in some pears from the pear tree and it simmered for hours and the house smelled a-maz-ing.
Now, about these muffins...
These Apple-Oatmeal Streusel Muffins with Maple Icing are bursting with flavours. I incorporated some Oatmeal Flour which has more flavour than regular all-purpose flour. It's easy to make - you simply put some oats into the food chopped and blend until it's a powder. I have to thank hubby Tim for inspiring me to add in the oatmeal. Every time I make a new recipe, he asks "does it have oatmeal and does it have cinnamon"? His two favourites 🙂
Next, big chunks and a plentiful helping of chopped apples.
The streusel topping has a small amount of ground cinnamon which gives it a wonderful flavour to go along with the crunch of the sweet streusel.
The maple icing - THE MAPLE ICING. It is so good I could eat it with a spoon. Okay, I will 'fess up and admit that I did eat a spoonful when I was making it :). Don't judge. You do not want to skip out on this divine icing.
We usually go to the Vankleek Hill Farmer's Market every Saturday. Glengarry Maple sells their amazing products (this is not a sponsored post). 🙂 I used their maple syrup for the icing and it is absolutely amazing.
We are working on our second (very large)bottle of maple syrup and I picked up some maple sugar there and have been using it in new recipes. It is the topping I used on the Blueberry Baked Oatmeal. SO GOOD!!
This muffin recipe is an easy recipe to make and I know you'll love it. If you make these delicious muffins, please be sure to drop me a note in the comments! And, thanks for reading 🙂
How to make Apple-Oatmeal Streusel Muffins with Maple Icing
1. Preheat oven to 425F.
2. Using a food processor or small food chopper, chop ½ cup of oatmeal until finely blended into the consistency of flour.
3. In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, oat flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
4. In a small mixing bowl, add eggs, melted butter and vanilla. Whisk until well-combined.
5. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients. Stir just to combine. The mixture will be quite thick.
6. Carefully add in the chopped apples.
7. Spoon batter into six greased jumbo muffin baking cups.
8. In a small bowl, combine dark brown sugar, all-purpose flour, cinnamon and cold butter. Combine using a pastry blender or mix by hand.
9. Sprinkle even amounts of the streusel over each muffin, pressing it into the muffin in a few spots.
10. In a small mixing bowl, combine sifted powdered sugar and maple syrup along with melted butter. Beat until smooth and set aside.
11. Bake muffins in 425F oven for 5 minutes. Leaving the muffins in the oven, reduce the oven temperature to 350F. Bake for an additional 20 to 25 minutes until cake tester inserted in centre comes out clean.
12. Once baked, transfer the muffins to a wire cooling rack.
13. For cleaning purposes, place a piece of cling wrap or parchment paper until the wire cooling rack.
14. Place the icing into a piping bag or small ziplock bag. Either use a small piping tip to create a zig-zag pattern over the muffins with the icing. If you're using a zippered bag, cut a small hole in the bottom and drizzle the icing over the muffins.