Maple Pecan Streusel Muffins with Cider Glaze

Maple Pecan Streusel Muffins with Cider Glaze
Debbie Matenopoulos is baking a fall-favorite breakfast treat.


  • Streusel Topping
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup rolled oats
  • ¼ cup brown sugar, packed
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon real maple extract
  • ¼ cup cold butter, cut into pieces
  • ½ cup chopped pecan pieces

Ingredients for Muffins

  • 1¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • ¾ cup brown sugar, packed
  • ¾ cup milk
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • ¼ cup real maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon real maple extract
  • 1 cup chopped pecan pieces
  • Cider Glaze
  • 1 cup apple cider
  • 1 cup powdered sugar

Sunday Muffins - Home & Family

Yield: 12 servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 17 minutes


1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Line 12 muffin tins with muffin baking cups.

2. To prepare streusel topping: combine flour, oats, brown sugar, cinnamon and maple extract in bowl of food processor fitted with a steel blade. Add cold butter pieces and pulse until mixture is coarse and crumbly. Add pecan pieces and stir to blend. Reserve.

3. To prepare muffins: in a large mixing bowl, combine flour, oats, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Whisk to blend; reserve.

4. In another bowl, combine egg, brown sugar, milk, canola oil, maple syrup and maple extract; whisk until blended. Add to flour mixture and stir to blend. Fold in pecans. Spoon batter into muffin cups, filling two-thirds full. Top muffin batter evenly with streusel topping.

5. Bake for 15 to 17 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Let cool in pan for 15 minutes before removing.

6. While muffins are baking, simmer apple cider in a small saucepan over medium heat for 5 minutes, or until liquid has reduced to ¼ cup. Cool. In a small bowl, combine 3 tablespoons cider syrup and powdered sugar; whisk until smooth (add additional cider syrup, as needed, to adjust glaze). Drizzle cider glaze evenly over muffins.

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