Cinnamon Cardamom Apple Muffins

by Michaela

Lovely Apple Muffins with Calvados and cardamom apple filling, topped with a spicy streusel. We love them and I hope you will too! When taken out of the oven, these Cinnamon Cardamom Apple Muffins smell awesome and thanks to the Greek yogurt, they are tender and moist even for several days!

Lovely Cinnamon Cardamom Apple Muffins with Calvados and cardamom apple filling, topped with a spicy streusel. We love them and I hope you will too!

 

When talking about baking sweets, autumn is my favorite season. We have nuts, pumpkin, zucchini and I love to bake with these (btw have you tried my Zucchini Hazelnut Bread yet?). And then we also have apples! Who does not love apple cakes such as an apple strudel or just a simple apple pie? But the muffins are just amazing – give them a try! 😉

Lovely Cinnamon Cardamom Apple Muffins with Calvados and cardamom apple filling, topped with a spicy streusel. We love them and I hope you will too!

The original recipe comes from the blog Call me cupcake of wonderful Linda Lomelino. I did some changes, such as the dosage for 12 muffins, I used a greek yogurt instead of a cream and Calvados instead of cognac. I just feel it fits better for me, but that’s just a matter of personal taste. 

Lovely Cinnamon Cardamom Apple Muffins with Calvados and cardamom apple filling, topped with a spicy streusel. We love them and I hope you will too!

I first made these Cinnamon Cardamom Apple Muffins for the Czech Fashion and Design Weekend in Brussels and then several times at home or for colleagues at work. People love the combination of cinnamon, apples, Calvados and cardamom, and so I hope you will love these muffins too! If you make these muffins, let me know via the comments. 

Cinnamon Cardamom Apple Muffins
Yields 12
Lovely Apple Muffins with Calvados and cardamom apple filling, topped with a spicy streusel.
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Prep Time
45 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
1 hr 10 min
Prep Time
45 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
1 hr 10 min
Streusel topping
  1. 50 g all-purpose flour
  2. 25 g brown sugar
  3. 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  4. 1/2 tsp ground cardamom
  5. pinch of salt
  6. 25 g cold butter
Apple filling
  1. 2 medium apples
  2. 25 g tbsp brown sugar
  3. 25 g butter
  4. 3 tsp calvados
  5. 1/4 tsp ground cardamom
Muffins
  1. 270 g all-purpose flour
  2. 7 g baking powder
  3. 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  4. 1/2 tsp salt
  5. 2 eggs, at room temperature
  6. 150 g brown sugar
  7. 125 g butter, melted
  8. 125 g greek yoghurt, at room temperature
Instructions
  1. For the streusel topping: In a medium bowl, sift together flour, sugar, cinnamon, cardamom and salt. Add the cold butter cut into cubes and mix all ingredients either using hand mixer, either with your fingers, until crumbly. Keep the bowl in the fridge while you prepare the rest.
  2. For the apple filling: Peel, core and dice the apples. Put them in a saucepan together with sugar, butter, Calvados and cardamom. Bring to boil and simmer on a medium heat until the sugar and butter dissolves and the apples are slightly soft (about 3-4 minutes). Remove from heat and allow to cool down.
  3. Preheat oven to 200°C. Line a cupcake pan with 12 muffin cups.
  4. In a medium bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Set aside.
  5. In a large bowl, beat the sugar with the eggs until fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add the melted butter and beat until incorporated. Add the greek yoghurt. Add the dry ingredients and stir until smooth.
  6. Fill the muffin cups about 1/4 full with batter, add a teaspoon of the apple filling to each cup, then top with more batter, and add another teaspoon of the the remaining apple filling. Top each muffin with the streusel.
  7. Bake for 15 minutes on 200°C, then lower the temperature to 180°C and bake another 10 minutes, doing the toothpick test. If it does not come out clean, bake for another 3-5 minutes.
Adapted from Call me cupcake
Adapted from Call me cupcake
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Lovely Cinnamon Cardamom Apple Muffins with Calvados and cardamom apple filling, topped with a spicy streusel. We love them and I hope you will too!

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6 comments

Ari 31.10.2016 - 20:27

These look incredible! I’m definitely craving apple muffins now. Y U M!

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Elizabeth 31.10.2016 - 22:10

These look and sound so delicious!!!

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Michaela 1.11.2016 - 22:09

Thank you Elizabeth, and they really are delicious! Just try them and let me know how you find them.

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Kellie O'Brien 31.10.2016 - 23:20

I haven’t made these in ages. Looking forward to trying your recipe now! 🙂

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Courtney 1.11.2016 - 0:10

Your photos are amazing and since I have yet to eat breakfast I am now craving these delicious apple muffins! I will have to add this recipe to my list!

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Michaela 1.11.2016 - 22:04

Thank you Courtney! If you make these, let me know how did you find them! 🙂

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