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Apple Cider Streusel Muffins

Apple Cider Streusel Muffins

Prep Time 1 hr 15 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 1 Muffin


For the Apple Cider Streusel Muffins 

  • cups apple cider 
  • 2 cups  all purpose flour
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder 
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon 
  • ¼ tsp ground cardamom 
  • 1 tsp salt 
  • ½ cup butter melted
  • 2 eggs

For the Streusel 

  • 3 tbsp butter melted
  • cup flour 
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar 
  • 1 tsp cinnamon


For The Apple Cider Streusel Muffins 

  • Place the apple cider in a small sauce pan over medium-low heat. Cook it for 20-25 minutes, or until the cider has reduced by half. 
  • Preheat your oven to 350F. Line a muffin pan with baking cups or spray it with non-stick baking spray. Set aside. 
  • In a large bowl, combine the apple cider, melted butter, and eggs. Whisk until they are fully combined.
  • Next, add in the flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, cinnamon, and cardamom. Whisk just until no large lumps of flour remain. 
    Note: It is okay for small lumps to remain. Over-mixing will result in dense muffins. 
  • Divide the batter evenly between the 12 muffins— the batter should fill the each hole about 3/4 of the way. 

For the Streusel

  • Combine the melted butter, flour, brown sugar, and cinnamon in a small bowl until it is fully combined and starts to clump together. 
  • Sprinkle it evenly over the muffins. 

Bake and Store Instructions

  • Bake the muffins in a preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, or until they are lightly browned on top and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. 
  • Remove them to a wire rack and allow them to cool before placing them in an airtight container. 
  • Store up to 2 days. 


  1. You can skip the apple cider reduction (and use 3/4 cup of plain apple cider) but the muffins will lose some of the strong cider flavor.
  2. The cardamom is optional but highly encouraged— it helps enhance the earthiness of the apple cider.
  3. I used a 1/4 cup cookie scoop to ensure evenly sized muffins.
  4. I used a scant 1 tbsp of streusel per muffin.
  5. The muffins are best served warm and with butter or maple syrup— you can microwave them for 15-20 seconds for that “fresh from the oven” taste.
Keyword Apple, Muffin, Streusel