Photo: Randy Mayor; Food Styling: Kellie Gerber Kelley; Prop Styling: Claire Spollen
Hands-on Time
25 Mins
Total Time
45 Mins
Serves 12 (serving size: 1 muffin)

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 400°.

Step 2

To prepare streusel, combine first 5 ingredients in a bowl; set aside.

Step 3

To prepare muffins, weigh or spoon 5 ounces spelt flour and whole-wheat pastry flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flours, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl.

Step 4

Combine buttermilk, 1/2 cup sugar, oil, 1 tablespoon melted butter, and egg in a bowl. Add buttermilk mixture to flour mixture, stirring just until combined. Fold in apple. Divide batter among 12 paper-lined muffin cups; top evenly with streusel. Bake at 400° for 16 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out with moist crumbs clinging. Cool in pan 5 minutes. Remove from pan; cool completely.

Step 5

Combine powdered sugar, syrup, and 1/2 teaspoon water in a bowl; stir until smooth. Drizzle evenly over muffins.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews

Pretty good muffins

January 14, 2016
I made these for a work meeting and they went over very well.  My first time working with spelt flour.  They were fluffy, light, moist.  I tried one without the glaze and it wasn't as good as with it.  I'd make these again.

TPampalone82's Review

October 22, 2014

eburns78's Review

August 25, 2014
I subbed in 1/2c quinoa flour for the spelt flour and the rest of the flour used whole wheat pastry flour. I also made half the amount of the maple drizzle and this was still more than enough sweetness. You can definitely taste quinoa flour so if you dont like that taste, stick with the recommended flours. Muffins were very moist and tasty, my 7yr old loved them.