This is a sponsored post. I received free product to create this recipe. All opinions are my own.
Day 2 of #AppleWeek promises to be just as delicious as day one. Who doesn’t like mini versions of things? It seems like you can eat just a few more than if they were regular size. At least that’s what I’m telling myself. That is certainly the case with these mini apple muffins with oatmeal streusel topping.
Initially I was just going to leave the muffin as is when it comes out of the oven, but after tasting them I felt they needed a touch more sweetness. Plus, I’m a huge fan of a powdered sugar glaze. It’s a glaze that’s so versatile. You can just make it with powdered sugar and water or milk but I decided to use the vanilla from Rodelle in this version. The muffins alone are not too sweet but I think the addition of vanilla keeps the glaze from being too sweet.
These mini muffins are perfect on a brunch buffet, ticket in a lunch box, as a mid-morning snack or as a side when serving a main course salad. I love making muffins or quick breads to enjoy alongside a main dish salad like my strawberry salad with candied almonds. I have to say, even my oldest, who is Mr. Picky, gobbled these up. He’s not a fan of nuts but they were so tiny, he hardly knew they were there. You can certainly leave the nuts out but I think the glaze is really what sold him. He would never touch oatmeal and I didn’t tell him there were oats in the topping. That is until after he tried them.
When I was preparing the apples for this recipe, I tried one of our sponsor products, Veggie Wash to clean the apples. Now, even though Rainier Fruit sent us beautiful, organic Honeycrisp apples, even organic apples can have residue on them. I found Veggie Wash to do a fine job.
Like I mentioned yesterday a big thank you goes out to our hostess of AppleWeek, Carlee from Cooking with Carlee. Without getting into a lot of blogger speak, just know there is SO much that goes into organizing and orchestrating a week-long blogger event. She has rocked this event.
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