Recipe: Whole Wheat Apple Crumble Muffins

I absolutely love baked goods. What girl doesn’t? Korea is no different than America on that note. If you think there’s a Starbucks on every city corner, you should walk down any street in Seoul. You won’t be far from a Twosome Place, Tour le Jours, Cafe Benne, or any cafe franchise. But what is the best thing about these places isn’t the coffee (trust me), it’s the bread. I have very little self control and know I can’t stop eating them once I start. So I decided to start experimenting with healthy baking at home.

I have an instant classic here. Apples and cinnamon will always score top points. The taste is just comfortable. This recipe isn’t that hard and is super delicious. Not too sweet, tasty, and good for you. Just look at ’em!

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Ingredients:

Bowl 1

  • 2 c. whole wheat flour
  • 1 c. old-fashioned oats
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1 tbsp baking powder

Bowl 2

  • 1/2 c. honey
  • 1 c. soy milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 c. grated apples (plus their juice)
  • 1/4 c. applesauce

Bowl 3

  • 2 tbsp. butter
  • 1/4 c. old-fashioned oats
  • 1/4 c. packed brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp of baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 c. chopped walnuts

Directions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Either grease a muffin pan or line with paper liners.
  2. In a large bowl, mix the ingredients from Bowl 1.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix all of the ingredients from Bowl 2.
  4. In a third, small bowl, use your hands to make the crumble that will go on top of the muffins.
  5. Combine Bowls 1 and 2 and fill the muffin pan evenly.
  6. Sprinkle the crumble on top of each muffin.
  7. Cook for 15 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  8. Let the muffins set in the pan for 5 additional minutes, then transfers to a wire rack until they are completely cooled.

*These muffins are not meant to be too sweet. You might want to increase the amount of honey/sugar if you enjoy a sweeter muffin.

The nuts on top of the muffins caramelize as they cook and are reminiscent of candied nuts. SO GOOD! I like to enjoy these a glass of cold soy milk or cup of coffee.

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