Applesauce Muffins with Streusel Topping

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Whether for breakfast or snacking Applesauce Muffins with Streusel Topping are a family favorite. Easy to make, you’ll love their flavor!

Whether for breakfast or snacking Applesauce Muffins with Streusel Topping are a family favorite. Easy to make, you'll love their flavor!

I’ll be the first to admit my younger children are fussy, especially my 5-year-old. Anyone else have one or more of ‘those‘ kids? Planning meals around her distinct tastes has become a challenge for me. As much as I want her to try new things, I’ve decided to take a different approach. The approach includes building off of what she will actually eat and incorporating these foods into a variety of different recipes. Take for example: oatmeal. Yes, she’ll actually eat homemade oatmeal for breakfast or even lunch. This led me to make Breakfast Cookies, which contain, you guessed it…oatmeal. These offer her another option for breakfast or snacking.

Whether for breakfast or snacking Applesauce Muffins with Streusel Topping are a family favorite. Easy to make, you'll love their flavor!

My newest creation geared toward my little fussy eater resulted in these wonderful Applesauce Muffins with Streusel Topping. Apples in most forms are another food item she actually enjoys. Within these tasty muffins I added both applesauce and grated apple, pretty smart, huh? Even though these muffins aren’t too sugary, they satisfied her request for a snack after dinner no problem. Happy mom here!!!
Whether for breakfast or snacking Applesauce Muffins with Streusel Topping are a family favorite. Easy to make, you'll love their flavor!

This approach of including foods my daughter will eat in a variety of different recipes has helped me not stress about wasting food due to a fussy eater. I’m frugal and wasting food is a huge pet-peeve of mine, plus I’m feeding a large family so I’m always conscious of my budget and ways to save money. While shopping at my local Kroger store I was able to pick up a few essential ingredients to make a batch of Applesauce Muffins with Streusel Topping.

Whether for breakfast or snacking Applesauce Muffins with Streusel Topping are a family favorite. Easy to make, you'll love their flavor!

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By using the Kroger REWARDS Visa® card while shopping at stores within the Kroger family you earn 2 rewards points per qualifying net $1 spent. Better yet, you can earn 3 rewards points per qualifying net $1 spent by purchasing Kroger brands (Kroger brand, Simple Truth, Private Selection, PSST).

Take the ingredients I purchased for my muffins at Kroger as an example. Triple reward points were earned by purchasing inexpensive items I use every single day. You can also earn 1 point for every qualifying net $1 you spend everywhere Visa® is accepted. Just that easy to save!

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Applesauce Muffins with Streusel Topping

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 15 muffins

Applesauce Muffins with Streusel Topping

Ingredients

    For the muffins:!
  • 2 cups whole wheat white flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 T baking powder
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 1 egg
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 3/4 cup shredded cooking apple (such as Granny Smith and/or McIntosh), packed
  • For the streusel topping:!
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 T white whole wheat flour
  • 1 t cinnamon
  • 1 T cold butter
  • 1/3 cup oats

Instructions

  1. Prepare streusel topping: In small bowl, combine brown sugar, flour & cinnamon. Cut in the cold butter until mixture is coarsely combined. You can use a pastry blender or 2 knives. Stir in oats. Set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 400° degrees.
  3. Combine flour, brown sugar, baking powder and salt. Make a well in center. Beat egg, milk and oil in a small bowl. Add applesauce & grated apple, stir together. Pour into well and stir until just moistened.
  4. Spray 12 muffin cups with cooking spray or use muffin liners. Fill cups 3/4 full. Sprinkle streusel topping over batter in each cup.
  5. Bake 15-20 minutes, until golden and toothpick inserted in center of muffin comes out clean.
  6. Let stand 5 minutes, before removing to a wire rack to cool.
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Whether for breakfast or snacking Applesauce Muffins with Streusel Topping are a family favorite. Easy to make, you'll love their flavor!

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Comments

  1. Wow – what a beautifully, rustic, homestyle muffin! I much prefer muffins over cupcakes – they’re less sweet and less cumbersome not having to deal with the need to decorate. A streusel topping is the perfect solution to that. 🙂

  2. I love muffins for breakfast. Streusel topped ones are so delicious. Like icing on cupcakes. Applesauce would make these so nice and moist. I would make a huge batch and freeze some for later. Great recipe.

  3. I didn’t know Kroger has a credit card. Good to know! And your muffins look delicious!

  4. These delicious muffins will help drive away the Monday blues as I’ll feel so delighted after having them!! Yes, I feel like I need to eat at least 2 just to give them justice! 🙂 YUM!!

  5. I love that these are made with whole wheat flour. And what good is a muffin if not for the delicious crumble topping?! These look fabulous and my kids would goggle them up. I’m also happy they’re made with pantry staples in my house!

  6. This applesauce muffins with crunchy oatmeal streusel topping is great idea. I too shop at kroger a lot as they have lot good produce there.

  7. I like to use apple sauce for many dessert. It’s gives not only good texture but also makes very delicious:) yours looks delicious. Thank you for the recipe!

  8. Oh that sounds so yum. Apple sauce and streusel topping..! Love the combination. Think my kids will love this..

  9. The Streusel toppiing is a winner in this recipe. I almost add the streusel to any kind of muffin I am baking as that just enhances the flavor of the muffin. Wheat flour with the apples is a great combination!

  10. These look so moist and delicious! I love muffins, but sometimes they are just so dry. These look like they’d be healthy and tasty 🙂

  11. soniya Saluja says:

    Wow, these look really good !! my family is a big fan of these muffins these did not last in the house 😀

  12. I LOVE your approach! I have 7-year-old and he’s a super fussy eater. Recently I started practicing something similar… and I have to report that it’s actually working 😀 Happy dance!!! These muffins look so delicious. I like that is made with whole wheat flour. BIG like! Love that streusel topping. Just yum!

  13. The applesauce muffins look so good. I do have 3-4 of applesauce packs in fridge right now and was wondering what to do with them and I’m totally trying your recipe.

  14. Such a perfectly moist muffin!

  15. Muffins are always a nice treat for breakfast r as a snack, love that you are using apple sauce and shredded fresj apples to get a nice apple flavor. Yummy!

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