Apple Muffins with Maple Glaze is a copycat of the old Costco muffins. Moist, fluffy, apple and spice-filled muffins topped with streusel and drizzled with a maple glaze. This tasty apple muffin recipe is perfect for your brunch table!
I have never been a muffin girl, until lately. I do recall years ago my mom or teaches getting a large pack of muffins from Costco and one was an apple with a maple glaze. I remember always begging for that muffin. It was delish.
So this recipe was born, there are quite a few steps, but don't let that intimidate you. You'll need to make the muffins, a streusel topping, and a maple glaze, but it's well worth the effort.
Another delicious apple breakfast is this cinnamon apple oatmeal recipe.
Let's get to the recipe.
- Flour. You just need all-purpose or plain flour. You'll use flour in the muffins and the streusel topping.
- Quick-Cooking Oats. I love all the chew and texture you get from the oats.
- Sugar. I like the flavor of a little brown sugar and granulated sugar. You'll use the brown sugar in the muffins and the streusel topping.
- Baking Powder. This chemical leaving agent helps the muffins rise properly.
- Spices. Ground Cinnamon, Cloves, Allspice, and Nutmeg. We'll use these in the muffins and the streusel.
- Salt. I know a lot of time people think sweet, so they don't think salt is needed but it does balance out the ingredients so don't forget it!
- Large Eggs. They should be at room temperature. To do this quickly place the eggs in a bowl of warm water.
- Milk & Sour Cream. These both help provide great moisture to the muffins.
- Vegetable Oil. You could use butter but I find that oil provides better moisture in the muffins. You could also use another neutral oil.
- Butter. But we will use butter in the streusel topping.
- Pure Vanilla Extract. Love the flavor of vanilla, don't use the imitation stuff.
- Apple. You'll want a cooking apple. My favorite Cooking Apples: Granny Smith, Honey Crisp, Fuji, Gala, Braeburn, Cortland.
The maple glaze only needs confectioners sugar, hot water, maple syrup and if you love maple, like me then use some maple extract too!
Preheat oven your oven to 375F/191C and grease a 12 cup standard muffin pan.
In a medium bowl mix together flour, quick oats, sugars, baking powder, cinnamon, cloves, allspice, nutmeg, and salt.
Make sure everything is evenly combined, so the spices are evenly distributed.
In a large bowl mix together all the wet ingredients -- eggs, sour cream, milk, oil, and vanilla.
Slowly mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, just until no flour streaks remain. Fold in apple chunks, until just combined.
To make the streusel topping in a medium bowl mix flour, brown sugar, butter, oats, a pinch of cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves.
Use clean hands to rub the butter into the streusel.
Fill muffin pans all the way to the top with batter. Sprinkle the streusel on top.
Bake the muffins for 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in comes out clean. Place the pan on wire rack to cool while you prepare the maple galze.
In a small bowl mix together powdered sugar, maple syrup, maple extract, and hot water.
If the glaze is too thick add a teaspoon of water at a time to reach desired consistency. Drizzle on top of muffins.
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- 250 grams (2 Cups) All-Purpose/ Plain Flour
- 50 grams (½ Cup) Quick-Cooking Oats
- 150 grams (¾ Cup) Brown Sugar
- 50 grams (¼ Cup) Granulated Sugar
- 3 Teaspoons Baking Powder
- 1 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
- ½ Teaspoon Ground Cloves
- ¼ Teaspoon Allspice
- ¼ Teaspoon Ground Nutmeg
- ½ Teaspoon Salt
- 2 Large Eggs, at room temperature
- 4oz (½ Cup) Sour Cream
- 5.3oz (⅔ Cup)Whole Milk or 2%
- 2.6oz (⅓ Cup) Vegetable Oil
- 2 Teaspoons Pure Vanilla Extract
- 1 Large Cooking Apple*, cut into small chunks (mine came out to 1 ½ cups)
- 63 grams (½ Cup) All-Purpose/ Plain Flour
- 50 grams (¼ Cup) Brown Sugar
- 25 grams (¼ Cup) Rolled Oats
- Pinch of Ground Cinnamon, Nutmeg, and Cloves
- 4oz (8 Tablespoons) Butter, at room temp.
- 150 grams (1 Heaping Cup) Confectioners/Powdered Sugar, sifted
- 3 Tablespoons Maple Syrup
- 1 Tablespoons Maple Extract
- 1 Tablespoons Hot Water
- Preheat oven to 400F/205C and heavily grease a 12 cup standard muffin pan.
- In a medium bowl mix together flour, quick oats, sugars, baking powder, cinnamon, cloves, allspice, nutmeg, and salt. Set aside.
- In a large bowl mix together eggs, sour cream, milk, oil, and vanilla. Slowly mix in dry ingredients, just until no flour streaks remain. Fold in apple chunks.
- To make streusel topping in a medium bowl mix flour, brown sugar, butter, oats, a pinch of cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. Use clean fingers to rub the butter in to the dry streusel ingredients. You want clumps of streusel.
- Fill muffin pans all the way to the top with batter. Sprinkle streusel on top. Bake for 5 minutes then reduce the temperature to 350F/180C and bake for an addition 13- 15 minutes. Until a toothpick inserted in comes out clean. Place on wire rack to cool.
- In a small bowl mix together powdered sugar, maple syrup, maple extract and hot water. If too thick add a teaspoon of water at a time to reach desired consistency. Drizzle on top of muffins. Best eaten on the day they are made, but leftovers can be stored in an air-tight container for up to 3 days.
*Cooking Apples: Granny Smith, Honey Crisp, Fuji, Gala, Braeburn, Cortland
- Prep Time: 20 minutes
- Cook Time: 20 minutes
- Category: Muffins
- Method: Baking
- Cuisine: Breakfast
Keywords: costco muffin recipe, maple apple recipe
This recipe was originally published on May 23, 2014, the photos and text have been updated as of late 2019.