Apple Granola Streusel Muffins Recipe [Udi’s Granola Review & Giveaway]

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apple granola streusel muffinsI think granola is great in yogurt, cereals, and more. It’s great to snack on and it’s just so stinkin’ versatile. Not to mention the nutrients and fiber (I SO need fiber) that comes along with it. Recently, I had the chance to try several varieties of Udi’s Gluten Granola. You may be asking yourself, “What does Gluten Free mean”, because I had the same question. Basically it means that it does not contain the protein gluten which is found in things like wheat and barely. There are some conditions or allergies that require people to have a gluten free diet. Let me tell ya, gluten free defiantly doesn’t mean taste free! Udi’s Gluten Free Granola comes in good sized 12oz packages that retail for $6.50 a piece and have a nice mixture of grains, fruits, and nuts depending on the variety you are eating.

Okay, let me start by saying both my boys love muffins. I, however, don’t always have the time to make them from scratch so I buy the packets that you dump and mix with milk. Lazy, right? Since I had all of this amazing granola I decided to make my boys a healthier muffin (Not counting the streusel topping. They needed some kind of incentive to eat it since they can be picky little buggers.) I found a nice granola muffin recipe on The Queen’s Notebook that I adapted to my liking.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup granola + extra for topping (I used half a cup Udi’s Gluten Free Vanilla      Granola and half a cup + extra of Udi’s Gluten Free Original Granola)
  • 1/2 cup 2% milk
  • 1 cup white all purpose flour + 2 tablespoons
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 apples
  • 1  tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 5 tablespoons white sugar

Directions

  • First thing I did was place a rack in the center of the oven and preheated it to 375 degrees Fahrenheit
  • I then greased 12 muffin cups.

In foresight I wish I had lined my muffin tin with paper liners and greased those. I think that’s a little easier and keeps the muffin tin way cleaner.

  • Place 1 cup granola and milk in a bowl and let it soak for about 30 minutes.
  • While the granola is soaking, peel, core and dice the apples. Toss the apples with 1 tablespoon brown sugar and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon and set aside.

Another forethought coming up. I wish I would have diced the apples up a little smaller than I did because my son complained about some of the bigger chunks. Live and learn I guess.

  • While you have the cinnamon out place 1/2 a teaspoon in a bowl with 5 tablespoons sugar. Slowly cut in the butter with a fork until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs and set aside.
  • Place the flour, baking soda, salt, and baking powder in a bowl and thoroughly sift the mixture together.

Have you noticed a trend yet? This recipe uses a lot of bowls compared to the packet dump and mix method. Yes, while that method may be easier and makes less dishes this recipe will give you a sense of accomplishment knowing you made something from scratch. That’s a win in my book!

  • Next, beat together the buttermilk, eggs, oil, vanilla, and honey and fold in the granola and apples. Make sure to blend all the ingredients well.
  • Fill each muffin cup about 3/4 full or until all of the mixture is gone and top each with the streusel topping and a few pinches of extra granola.

apple granola streusel muffins

  • Bake for about 20 to 25 minutes or until lightly browned.

Note, if you insert a toothpick in the center of one of the muffins and it comes out clean, it’s done!

  • Cool the muffins in the tins for 10-15 minutes, unmold, and let them continue to cool on a rack.

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You can purchase Udi’s Gluten Free Granola or other gluten free products by visiting Udi’s Gluten Free Foods website or find a store near you that carries it. Since Udi’s was so gracious in letting me review their product I would like to pass the love forward and share two varieties of Udi’s Gluten Free Granola with you. Two lucky winners will have the chance to win either Udi’s Cranberry Granola or Udi’s Al Naturel Granola. Note: The winner’s will win only one kind of granola not both.

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Hears to a healthier breakfast! You could even make these extra healthy by using whole wheat flour and low fat milk (and of course no streusel but what’s the fun in that?). What do you eat granola with?

 

 

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Disclosure: I was given this product to facilitate a review. However, all thoughts and opinions are completely honest and my own.  

Krystle Cook – the creator of Home Jobs by MOM – put her psychology degree on a shelf and dived into a pile of diapers and dishes instead. She is a wife and mother to two rambunctious boys, sweating it out in her Texas hometown. She loves cooking, DIY home projects, and family fun activities.

Comments

  1. Elizabeth @Mango_Queen says:

    Glad to find your post. I hope my recipe of Blueberry Granola Raisin Muffins was helpful.
    Enjoy!

  2. Tammy Hoffa says:

    I prefer the natural granola

  3. I’d prefer the Cranberry

  4. Sue Hull says:

    Au Naturel Granola. Not a cranberry fan.Thanks for the yummy giveaway!

  5. Sue Hull says:

    I had toasted oats cereal for breakfast

  6. Wow these look really yummy I have copied the reciepe and will ask my daughter if she can make them for me she is such a good cook………..

  7. Tammy Hoffa says:

    I didn’t eat breakfast today, busy with my grandson and forgot

  8. Susan Cooper says:

    These look really yummy. I think you may be right. I could use my homemade granola in the recipe. When I give it a try I’ll let you know. :)))

  9. amy marantino says:

    Cranberry

  10. amy marantino says:

    i had an egg white omelet for breakfast

  11. Cranberry granola sounds great!

  12. Kelsey Deluise says:

    I’ve been looking for an easy muffin recipe and landed on your blog! This looks delicious, can’t wait to try it! 🙂

  13. Au Naturel

  14. Debra Lee says:

    Cranberry Please!

  15. Debra Lee says:

    I had a leftover BLT.

  16. I’d prefer au naturel 🙂

  17. I love granola! I will need to see if my store carries it. The muffins look delicious too! Over from SITS!

  18. Christine says:

    I’d the cranberry granola!

  19. I would like the natural one

  20. We had a smoothie for breakfast

  21. Chasity Boatman says:

    Cranberry

  22. Melissa says:

    Au Naturel!

  23. My good friend is on a gluten-free diet. She is so happy if I serve a gluten-free recipe. And if I don’t tell my kids it is any different than another recipe, they might eat the muffins, too.

    Nice layout for a recipe – clearly described.

    • Thanks! I’m not sure if the entire recipe is gluten free but I know the granola is. I hope your friend can give it a try!

  24. Shana D says:

    I’d go for the natural first time around.

  25. Shana D says:

    I had an egg with two pieces of turkey bacon and hashbrowns.

  26. Marilyn says:

    I would prefer the cranberry

  27. Jenna Wood says:
  28. Adeline says:

    These muffins look so yummy. I’ve bookmarked this and will try it out over the weekend.

  29. Jeffrey says:

    Cranberry, I love how tart they are!

  30. Jeffrey says:

    I made cake pancakes for my son’s 6th birthday.

  31. Hi Krystle! The preparation of muffins is looking very delicious and healthy for the kids. Thanks for the idea of a yummy snack. Good luck for your sons (you, too ;)).

  32. Jeffrey says:

    Oats with cranberries, bananas, walnuts and honey.

  33. Geek Girl says:

    Au Naturel sounds lovely.

  34. Sarah Davis says:

    id love to try cranberry

  35. Misses Giveaways says:

    Cranberry granola

  36. Misses Giveaways says:

    I had raisin bread with butter for breakfast.

  37. cranberry

  38. I was in a hurry this morning so I had toast with honey and jelly!

  39. I’m thinking the cranberry.

  40. peanut butter on toast, plain greek yogurt with strawberries.

  41. I’d prefer the Cranberry

  42. I took french toast as breakfast

  43. Au natural granola sounds great!!

  44. this morning i had a venti coffee with soy and vegan chia pudding with cashew milk and oats and blueberries!

  45. Carlo St. Juste Jr., L.Ac says:

    Hi Krystle you always have the most delicious food on your blog! I ‘m always looking for gluten free recipes for my patients so I’m going to bookmark this. Amazing!

  46. Bindhurani says:

    Looks yummy. The pictures are amazing. Thanks for sharing the recipe.
    Visiting from BHB on LinkedIn

  47. Monisha says:

    Would love to try the au naturel granola as i have granola every morning for breakfast and sometimes grab handfuls for snack!

  48. I had a piece of toast and a Clif bar before my run this morning.

  49. BETH HOPPE says:

    cranberry

  50. Though both sound great, I think I would have to go with the au naturel granola!

  51. I ate oatmeal with bananas and peanut butter!

  52. Oatmeal with Strawberries, dried figs, almonds, flaxseeds and HONEY!

  53. Krystal says:

    I like the cranberry granola!

  54. Krystal says:

    I had some cereal (Wheaties Fuel) with some quick oats added in and skim milk.

  55. Jeffrey says:

    Same thing as yesterday, I am a creature of habit, Oatmeal with Strawberries, dried figs, almonds, flaxseeds and HONEY, with a glass of OJ

  56. I would like to try Cranberry.

  57. I had eggs and toast.

  58. The cranberry! It sounds delicious and I think it’d make some great cookies 🙂

  59. Marti Parks says:

    I would prefer the Au Naturel.

  60. Marti Parks says:

    I had Oatmeal.

  61. Jeffrey says:

    A Raisin bagel with cream cheese and honey

  62. PurpleLarkspur says:

    Au Naturel

  63. Toast with honey and apricot jam and a banana.

  64. au natural

  65. I’d love the Cranberry granola.

  66. Flax cereal

  67. I had Boston Cream Pie Yoplait Lite and a bagel.

  68. Jeffrey says:

    Oatmeal with bananas, dried cranberries, walnuts, flaxseeds and honey.

  69. Geri Fink says:

    Cranberry granola please

  70. Geri Fink says:

    I had soy yogurt and coffee for breakfast

  71. Julie X. says:

    I’d prefer the Au Naturel granola!

    And is this giveaway limited to only US residents?

  72. Chocolate milk and a piece of carrot cake.

  73. Teresa Thompson says:

    Cranberry.

  74. Teresa Thompson says:

    I ate raspberry yogurt.

  75. Richelle says:

    Mmm the Cranberry.

  76. Richelle says:

    I had some cherries and an iced coffee.

  77. lindsay benedek says:

    would like to try Cranberry.

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