Cheesecake stuffed apple muffins with streusel topping and caramel sauce on closet cooking

These days the farmers market is just packed with apples and every time I see them I think that it is past time for me to get down to using them in a recipe rather than just snacking on them. Bisquick banana bread It has been far too long since I last made muffins and I was thinking that some apple muffins would be an excellent way to start the day! When I think about apple muffins I am imagining the harvest and the muffins have large chunks of tender apple and they are nice moist and and light brown in colour from the whole wheat flour and rolled oats along with a hint of cinnamon and nutmeg. Banana bread ingredients To keep the muffins on the lighter side I use oil rather than butter and I replace a lot of the oil with vanilla yogurt and apple sauce which help keep the muffins moist and tender. Best banana bread recipe ever It is a good thing that the muffins themselves are fairly healthy because what I do to them next is not at all diet friendly.

I could have just stopped there and these apple muffins would have been great but I was thinking about something a little more decadent and my plan was to stuff the muffins with a cheesecake filling, to top them with a rolled oat streusel and finally to cover them in a caramel sauce! The cheesecake stuffing was pretty simple in that I was going to place half of the batter into the muffin pan, top it with a bit of cheesecake and then top that with the other half of the batter. Banana bread recipe with sour cream This way when the muffins baked they would already have their cheesecake stuffing which would cook and set right in the muffin. Moist and delicious banana bread The rolled oat streusel is just a simple mixture of rolled oats, butter and sugar and it is mixed until it forms crumbs and those crumbs are sprinkled onto the muffin batter before baking them. Sugar free banana bread The final piece of these amazing muffins is a home made caramel sauce that I spiked with a pinch of coarse grained sea salt to give it the hint of the exotic.

Despite the length of the recipe, these cheesecake apple muffins with streusel topping and caramel sauce are actually pretty easy to make and the weekend is a great time to make them. Banana bread recipe sour cream Any holiday weekend would definitely benefit from having these muffins make an appearance for breakfast!

Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 30 minutes Total Time: 45 minutes Servings: 12

Apple muffins stuffed with cheesecake and topped with a rolled oats streusel and caramel sauce. Sour cream banana bread A perfect holiday breakfast with both a naughty and a nice side.

For the streusel topping:• 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature

• 2 cups apples, peeled, cored and cut into bite sized pieces

For the cheesecake:• Beat the sugar into the cream cheese until smooth.

For the streusel topping:• Cut the butter into the flour, sugar, cinnamon and rolled oats until combined and crumbly.

For the muffins:• Mix the brown sugar, yogurt, apple sauce, oil and egg in a large bowl.

• Mix the flours, rolled oats, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt in another large bowl.

• Spoon half of the mixture greased muffin pan, add a tablespoon of the cream cheese mixture to each muffin hole, top with the remaining batter and sprinkle the streusel mixture on top.

• Bake in a preheated 375F/190C oven until a toothpick pushed into the center comes out clean, about 15-25 minutes.

For the caramel sauce:• Heat the sugar and water in a sauce pan over medium heat and simmer it until it turns a medium amber colour.

• Return to heat and cook until smooth, stirring with a wooden spoon.

• Allow the sauce to cool for a few minutes and stir in the vanilla extract and salt.

How much unsweeten apple sauce do you add to the muffin mix? Would you recommend to serve these muffins warm or room temperature?

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