Graham Flour Apple Coffee Cake Muffins

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Awhile ago I was on Twitter saying how I wanted something with apples in it.  That’s when the lovely Rachel of Baked By Rachel sent me the most wonderful recipe – Apple Coffee Cake Muffins. It’s coffee cake (and crumbly topping!!!!)…you know I’m all over it.

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I changed the flour in the the recipe (I used graham flour) only because I’m trying to empty out my pantry.  You should see it. It’s overflowing with different types of flour.  Not sure how that happened but it did.

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Now. Back to the muffins.  They had a lovely texture and the graham flour added a nice flavor.  I kept my apples chunks small because I didn’t want huge chunks falling out of the muffin when you bit in to them.

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The day I made these muffins I brought them to a pool party that had four children, and four adults present.  All the muffins where gone in 15 minutes. I thought that was pretty remarkable.  My favorite comment came from a little 6 year old named Molly. She was sitting in her mom’s lap and looked over at me (while eating the muffin) and said “did you make this homemade? It’s amazing!” If a 6 year old picky eater loves these muffins so will you Smile

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Graham Flour Apple Crumb Muffins

Yield: 18 muffins

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 15 - 20 minutes

Total Time: 35 - 40 minutes


For Muffin Batter:
1/2 cup butter - softened
1 1/2 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
2 cup graham flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
2 cups apples – peeled, cube into 1 inch pieces

For Crumb Topping:
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
4 tablespoon butter - melted

Slightly adapted from Baked by Rachel


For Muffins:
Preheat oven to 350.

In a large bowl or stand mixer, cream butter and sugar. Scrape down sides of your bowl and add in eggs. Beat well.

Add in baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and half of your flour. Mix for 30 seconds. It doesn’t have to be fully combined.

Mix in half of your yogurt. Add in remaining flour and yogurt, mix well. Remember to scrape down your bowl several times.

Stir 2 cups of your cubed apples into your batter. Line a regular 12 cup muffin pan. Divide batter evenly between cups, about 2/3 full.

For Crumb Topping:
In a medium bowl, mix ingredients with a fork until crumbly. Pea size is good. Top off muffins by using a spoon. Start off with one spoonful per muffin. Then go back and use any remaining topping to fill in spots you may have missed. Use all of the topping.

For regular size muffins they should take around 20 minutes to bake. Check them around the 15 minute mark with a toothpick. When it comes out clean you know the muffins is done.

30 Responses to “Graham Flour Apple Coffee Cake Muffins”

  1. #
    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — October 12, 2011 at 9:39 am

    Told ya you’d love em! I’ve never heard of graham flour but I bet it’s amazing and a fun change to the recipe :)

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    Samantha — October 12, 2011 at 9:40 am

    Little kids are honest so you know those muffins were amazing if little Molly noticed their homemade quality! These look great!

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    Joanne — October 12, 2011 at 2:29 pm

    Well, I’m the opposite of a picky eater but I’m also 100% and apple lover! Love love love these!

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    debbie — October 12, 2011 at 5:14 pm

    I have quite a few apples on hand right now and these are perfect to try. Never bake apple muffins before!

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    Bestfoodies — October 12, 2011 at 6:39 pm

    These look so delish, I love crumb toppings on muffins. I have never experimented with graham flour nor have I ever put yogurt in muffins but I would definetely try this!

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    Erica — October 12, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    Graham flour?? I’ve never heard of such a thing! I need it. They look gorgeous. The little girls comment cracks me up :)

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    EmandM — October 12, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    Oo these look so perfect for fall!

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    Faith — October 13, 2011 at 10:24 am

    You read my mind — I just made an apple-pear crumb cake! (Gotta use up those apples, lol!) Your muffins look great and I love those adorable liners!

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    paula — October 13, 2011 at 11:35 am

    I had to smile when I read that you were trying to use up odd bits of flour. I too have numerous kinds of flour collected somehow! No graham though, but these look great so whats another bag of flour in the pantry?! lol

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    Deb — October 13, 2011 at 12:44 pm

    I will be searching for graham flour! (Love a new quest, have sourced Biscoff and wheat berries locally. LOL) The apple coffee cake muffins are enticing and will make a delicious weekend breakfast. Definitely taking a trip to the local apple orchard soon.

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    Mimi — October 13, 2011 at 4:04 pm

    I’m all over anything with a crumb topping.

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    Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction — October 13, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    Yum!! These muffins look so tasty. And, I happen to have some graham flour of my own hanging out in the pantry. :)

    PS – LOVE those muffin wrappers. Cute :)

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    aarthi — October 14, 2011 at 12:20 am

    First time here…This looks really delicious…Following your blog straight away..If you have time Check out my blog too..

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    brandi — October 14, 2011 at 9:30 am

    it’s like single serving coffee cake! love those cupcake liners

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    Lindsay @ Schnoodle Soup — October 14, 2011 at 10:14 am

    I love those liners!! I’ve never heard of graham flour. Probably shameful, I know. They look ridiculously amazing. If I close my eyes, I think I can even smell them :smile:

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    Kaen — October 14, 2011 at 12:01 pm

    Would it be okay if I ate all the tops off all the muffins?? :)
    These look fantastic! I can see why they would be such a hit with everyone!

  17. #
    Emily Malloy @Cleanliness — October 14, 2011 at 12:44 pm

    These are perfection!

  18. #
    Beth — October 15, 2011 at 6:37 am

    I know how rare the thumbs-up are from a picky eater. This must be a great recipe!

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    Maris (In Good Taste) — October 15, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    This sounds like a great recipe but I especially love the really cute cupcake wrappers!

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    rebecca — October 15, 2011 at 5:12 pm

    these look great and love it when you bake something and it goes fast :-)

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    grace — October 15, 2011 at 7:33 pm

    i’ve never used graham flour, but it appears to make one heck of an apple muffin! what a fine texture and what a terrific topping!

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    Terra — October 15, 2011 at 11:47 pm

    Totally saving this recipe! I have not worked with graham flour yet. It sounds fantastic, and makes the muffin look so delicious:-) Hugs, Terra

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    Michelle Jaffee — October 16, 2011 at 9:45 am

    Yummy, indeed! Mmmm.

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    Baker Street — October 16, 2011 at 9:49 am

    Delicious! Just delicious! I love anything with a streusel. I’m hosting an apple blog hop. Come and share you’re recipe.

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    Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic — October 16, 2011 at 5:32 pm

    Mmm sounds delicious! And I love that the recipe has Greek yogurt – I can imagine how moist these are!

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    Barbara @ Barbara Bakes — October 16, 2011 at 8:30 pm

    They do look amazing, especially with that crumb topping.

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    Raina — October 17, 2011 at 8:52 am

    These look delicious. Such a cute compliment from Molly; I can see why she loved them. I have never baked with graham flour. I bet it added a really nice flavor. I will have to see if my local grocer carries it:)

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    Suzanne — October 18, 2011 at 1:23 pm

    mmm..those look really yummy, I’ve been craving coffee, cake muffins with cinnamon the apple addition looks lovely.

  29. #
    Michelle — October 19, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    OH!!!!! I need to make these!!!! and I’m probably gonna eat them all.

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    Tina @ Tina's Chic — March 29, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    These look scrumptious!! Must make asap!!

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