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Delicious and Easy Homemade Apple Crumb Muffins at Our Hudson Valley Bed and Breakfast

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Nestled in the heart of the picturesque Hudson Valley, our charming bed and breakfast is not only a haven for relaxation but also a place where culinary delights come to life. Today, we invite you to join us on a gastronomic journey as we unveil the secrets behind our beloved Homemade Apple Crumb Muffins—a warm and comforting treat that captures the essence of the fall harvest season.


The Magic of the Hudson Valley:

Before we dive into the delectable details of our Apple Crumb Muffins, let's take a moment to appreciate the beauty of the Hudson Valley. Surrounded by rolling hills, vibrant orchards, and quaint farmsteads, our bed and breakfast draws inspiration from the rich agricultural landscape that defines this region. The crisp fall air and the sweet aroma of ripe apples set the stage for a culinary experience that mirrors the charm of our surroundings. Our Homemade Apple Crumb Muffins are a celebration of fresh, local produce.



Apple Crumb Muffins Recipe Now, let's walk you through the simple yet magical steps of creating our Homemade Apple Crumb Muffins.


Ingredients

Crumb Topping

  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar

  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted

  • 1/4 tsp salt

  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon

Muffins

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened

  • 1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 tsp vanilla

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 tsp baking powder

  • 1 tsp cinnamon

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 1/4 tsp baking soda

  • 2 cups plain Greek yogurt

  • 1 1/2 cups peeled chopped apples


Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 350° and line a12 cup muffin tin with liners.

  2. For the crumb topping: stir together flour, brown sugar, melted butter, salt and cinnamon in a small bowl until crumbly.

  3. For the muffins: beat butter and brown sugar in a standard mixer at medium speed until fluffy. (about 3 minutes) Add eggs and vanilla and beat well.

  4. Whisk together flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, and baking soda in a medium bowl. Gradually add dry mixture to mixer alternately with Greek yogurt. Beating each time just until combined. Fold in apples.

  5. Scoop mixture into prepared muffin cups and top with crumb topping.

  6. Bake until golden brown (20-25 minutes)

  7. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan and completely cooling on wire racks.


Serving Suggestions:

Picture yourself in our cozy bed and breakfast, savoring the warm aroma of freshly baked Apple Crumb Muffins wafting through the air. Here are a few ways we love to serve these delectable treats:

  1. Freshly Brewed Coffee or Tea: The robust flavors of a freshly brewed cup of coffee or a steaming pot of tea complement the sweetness of the muffins perfectly.

  2. Local Honey or Maple Syrup: Drizzle a bit of our honey (directly from the hive on our property) or NY state maple syrup over the muffins for an extra touch of sweetness and regional flair.

  3. Whipped Cream or Vanilla Ice Cream: For those looking to indulge, a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream turns these muffins into a decadent dessert.


As the seasons change and the Hudson Valley transforms into a canvas of rich autumn hues, our Homemade Apple Crumb Muffins stand as a testament to the beauty and bounty of the region. Whether you're a guest at our New Paltz bed and breakfast or recreating this recipe in your own kitchen, we hope these muffins bring a slice of the Hudson Valley's warmth and hospitality to your table. Embrace the flavors of fall and create cherished moments with each bite of these delightful treats.


This recipe was adapted from Cuisine At Home Magazine

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