Photo: Alison Miksch; Styling: Caroline M. Cunningham
Yield
Makes 18 to 20 muffins

These muffins are simple enough to make with kids. Reheat by wrapping in foil and popping into a 325° oven for 15 minutes.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°. Beat butter at medium speed with a heavy-duty electric stand mixer until creamy. Gradually add granulated sugar and brown sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating at low speed just until blended after each addition.

Step 2

Stir together flour and next 4 ingredients in a small bowl; add to butter mixture alternately with sour cream, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Beat at low speed just until blended after each addition. Stir in pecans, apples, and vanilla.

Step 3

Spoon batter into well-greased (with cooking spray) muffin pans, filling three-fourths full. Sprinkle about 1 Tbsp. Pecan Streusel over each muffin.

Step 4

Bake at 350° for 22 to 25 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans on wire racks 5 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks, and cool 15 minutes.

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Ratings & Reviews

Muffin fail

LisaBee
December 09, 2017
I would like to give this recipe 5 stars as they taste wonderful, like a little sour cream coffee cake. However, they would NOT release from the pan. So I ended up serving ‘Muffin Parts’. The muffin tin I used was sprayed as directed and the pan I used has been my go to muffin pan for many years for blueberry, zucchini and pumpkin muffins, to name a few. I would suggest trying this recipe before making them for a special occasion and also lining the tin with muffin papers for a guaranteed easy release. Also, two different baking temperatures are listed in the recipe:325and 350. I baked them at 350 as 325 seems to low for a muffin. Good luck!

So good!

Jessica
September 07, 2016
I make these for Christmas brunch and they are delicious. The pecan strudel topping really gives it something extra. If you're looking for a go-to apple muffin recipe, this is it.

Delicious and easy!

MollyLunceford
November 01, 2016
My husband went nuts over these. Which is a big deal, since he is the family cook and it's rare I get to impress HIM with a dish. Thanks for making me feel like a hotshot tonight! ;)