Sunday, April 18, 2010

Crumb Cake Muffins

Yay! It hit 70 degrees (21°C) today! Besides working on my tan, I baked the Crumb Cake Muffins for breakfast. These are not just ordinary muffins with a crumb-topping. No, no, no … The muffin batter consists of applesauce, ginger, cinnamon & whipped egg whites! The oats & ginger crumb-topping was nice and crunchy. And now for the rating … drumroll please … 4.5 out of 5! These were just wonderful! The spices blended beautifully with the applesauce and I LOVED the texture.

Crumb Cake Muffins recipe: MarthaStewart.com

Ingredients: Makes 12
- ½ cup rolled oats (I recommend old-fashioned)
- ¼ cup packed light-brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons finely chopped candied ginger (used ¼ teasp ground ginger)
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup nonfat buttermilk
- ½ cup unsweetened applesauce
- ¼ cup vegetable oil
- 2 large egg whites, lightly beaten

Instructions:
- In a medium bowl, combine oats, brown sugar, ginger, flour, and melted butter, and stir until thoroughly combined. Set aside.
- Heat the oven to 350 degrees. Coat the muffin tins with cooking spray, and set aside. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, ground ginger, and salt in a large mixing bowl, and stir to combine. Place buttermilk, applesauce, and vegetable oil in a medium bowl, and whisk to combine. Stir into flour mixture until well combined. Fold in egg whites.
- Place 2 heaping tablespoons batter in each muffin tin. Sprinkle with a generous tablespoon of reserved topping; press gently to adhere topping to cake. Bake until a cake tester comes out clean, about 25 minutes. Cool in pan for 15 minutes before serving.


The crumb topping: old-fashioned oats, ginger, light brown sugar & melted butter.


Pre-oven ...


Post-oven!


The crumb topping was actually really crunchy, which I adored! And I also really loved the fusion of ginger, cinnamon and applesauce. The Best!


Give it up for Sunday morning breakfasts!!!

7 comments:

Snooky doodle said...

oh I have to try these. 4.5 out of 5 is a lot. yumm yum

Cara! said...

Those look yummy!!

Lucie said...

I love that these don't look really heavy like a lot of crumb cakes--this looks pretty much guilt-free for a breakfast treat!

ABowlOfMush said...

gorgeous looking muffins!!

Kristin said...

Wow...these look good! I am copying the recipe right now!!!

Natalie... said...

Oh my these muffins look delicious!!Perfect to have for breakfast before topping up your tan hehe :P

ChYmEc!nDy** said...

So yummy! i wanna try that.