Apple Walnut Spice Muffins

  • 3 medium granny smith apples, peeled, cored, and diced
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon cloves
  • 3/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
For Crumble Topping:
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon butter
For Spiced Glaze:
  • 1 cup plus 3 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 pinch ground ginger
  • 1 pinch ground cloves
  1. In a medium bowl, toss diced apples with sugar. Pour oil over the top, stir well, and set aside at room temperature for 45 minutes.
  2. Adjust oven rack to middle position and heat oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly grease 12 muffin cups or line with muffin papers
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves, and walnuts. Set aside.
  4. Stir milk, egg, and vanilla into the apple mixture until smooth. Stir in the prepared flour mixture until moistened.
  5. Spoon the mixture into the prepared muffin pan 3/4 full.
  6. In a small bowl, mix brown sugar, flour and cinnamon. Cut in butter until mixture is like coarse crumbs. Sprinkle over tops of mixture in muffin pan.
  7. Bake 22-25 minutes in the preheated oven, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean. Allow to sit 10 minutes before removing muffins from pan. Cool on a wire rack.
  8. While the muffins are cooling, combine all of the ingredients for the spiced glaze. Drizzle over each muffin and allow the icing to dry before serving.