Saturday, June 4, 2011

Apple oatmeal streusel muffins


The past few days have been extremely hectic for both me and S as we are moving to new house. Yup!!! We will soon be leaving the house which was our home for four and half years. I had moved into this house just after few months of getting married and made this house my home. There is so much to be done in so little time. The one thing that I have realized over this past few days is that, I am a hoarder. I had never realized that I had collected a huge packing case full of magazines. We really had a tough time sorting them out. So I guess I really don't need to tell you how chaotic my life is right now. 
You must be wondering as to what kind of a mad woman can I be to bake these muffins amidst all the chaos. But believe me friends. It is these muffins which is tiding us through the "pick me up breakfasts" that we are having the past few days. Even though, the breakfast is a hurried one, I can at least make sure that I am having a nutritious as well as tasty one. So here goes the recipe


Apple oatmeal streusel muffin recipe:
Preparation time: 20min
Baking time- 25min
Makes- 12 muffins

Ingredients
For the muffins:
Quaker oats- 1-1/2 cup 
All purpose flour- 1-1/4 cup
Thick buttermilk- 1/2 cup
Unsweetened apple sauce- 1cup
Sugar- 1/3 cup
Baking powder- 2tsp
Baking soda- 1/4tsp
Salt- 1/4tsp
Nutmeg powder- 1/4tsp
Vanilla essence- 1 tsp
Dried currants- 1/2 cup
Butter- to grease the pan
For the streusel topping
Quaker oats- 1/4cup
All purpose flour-1/4 cup
Brown sugar- 1/4 cup
Butter- 2tbsp

Method:
  • Heat the oven at 200C or 400F
  • Line 10 to 12 muffin cups with paper baking cups or grease the bottoms only with butter
  • For the muffins, combine the all purpose flour, salt, nutmeg powder, baking powder and baking soda and sift once
  • Add the oats and sugar to the flour mixture and mix well
  • In a separate bowl, combine, butter milk, apple puree, vanilla essence and mix well.
  • Add the buttermilk-Apple puree mixture to the dried ingredients and mix just until the ingredients are well combined.
  • Fold in the dried currants mix gently
  • Fill the prepared muffin cups till 2/3 full
  • For the streusel topping, combine the dry ingredients and cut in the chilled butter until mixture is crumbly.
  • Sprinkle the streusel mixture over the muffin batter and pat gently.
  • Bake for 25 to 30 min till golden brown or till an inserted skewer comes out clean/
  • Cool on wire racks and serve warm.
These muffins are my contribution to Heather's WWC-cooking with Spelt or Oats event which was started by Sanjeeta 


26 comments:

  1. Those muffins looks simply healthy,gorgeous and pretty addictive..

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  2. Love those petite muffins.You seem to be on a baking spree these days.

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  3. wonderfully done muffins delicious

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  4. Yummy and delicious recipe.. looks gr8 !!

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  5. Muffins look so perfect and yummy...

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  6. Would Love to indulge in such wonderful muffins.
    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  7. I too shifted my house before few months and that time i realised that I have collected so many things over a period of years which I had great difficulty in sorting out.
    Btw these muffins are super good..looks perfectly baked.

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  8. They look lovely! I just made some sort of similar that I'll be posting this week...using spelt. Thanks so much for sending these over for WWC this month =)

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  9. wow...
    looks healthy and delicious dear:)

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  10. The muffins looks delicious.. perfect for breakfast..:)
    Reva

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  11. Making these muffins for busy week breakfast is a great idea. Have fun in your new home :)

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  12. The muffins look so soft, scrumptious and healthy with apples and oats in ti!

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  13. Loevly muffins..looks perfect

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  14. I can almost smell the aroma of these freshly bakes inviting, healthy, gorgeous muffins!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  15. These will be perfect for breakfast, very nice recipe, thanks for sharing.

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  16. WoW no eggs, I am definitely gonna make these and soon. Quaker oats in my next grocery list :)

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  17. Muffins look gorgeous love your photography very much!

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  18. Muffins looks perfectly baked and healthy too!

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  19. Yum, wow, lovely flavors in there ~ they look super delish!
    US Masala

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  20. woww.. that is soo welcoming :D And looks delicious :)

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  21. Hi,

    they look so yummy! But I have a question: You wrote "oats or flour", but later you wrote: "combine flour, salt ... AND add oats". Which is it? "oats or flour" or "oats and flour"?

    Thank you for the recipe and your answer! :)

    Regards
    Kevin

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  22. Hi Kevin,

    I apologize for the confusion. It is actually "oats and flour". I don't know how the "or" got in between. Thanks for letting me know about the error.

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  23. Hi, I blog over at MindfulMeanderings & have a weekly yummy tummy feature. I loved this recipe of yours and have done a post on the same. Hope tahts ok with you. :)

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