This easy Maple Muffins taste just like a warm stack of buttered pancakes with maple syrup! They mix up quickly and are the perfect good morning muffin.
I know it's getting warmer every day and for many, baking activities slow a bit, but I still think there's room for a bit of baking, especially when you can do it early in the day. And you should. These muffins are perfect morning muffins and they mix up so quickly, you won't even break a sweat.
Cook's Notes for Good Morning Maple Muffins
These muffins are classic two-bowl, mix the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients with a wooden spoon muffins. So you don't even need to bust out the mixer for these ones. They also bake up quickly in a nice hot oven. When they emerge and you enjoy them fresh and warm from the oven, you'll swear you're eating warm, buttered pancakes with maple syrup.
The light streusel topping provides a lovely crunchy top to these muffins, best enjoyed fresh from the oven (I found the crunch disappeared with time and even with freezing). I sprinkled mine with a few maple flakes, just because I had some around. A bit of maple sugar would also be nice if you have some.
Good Morning Maple Muffins
For the Muffins:
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup brown sugar (packed)
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 3/4 cup milk
- 1/2 cup butter (melted)
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- 1/4 cup sour cream
- 1 egg
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
For the Topping:
- 3 Tbsp all-purpose flour
- 3 Tbsp sugar
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 2 Tbsp butter (cold)
- Preheat oven to 400° F.
- In a large bowl, combine the flour, brown sugar, baking powder and salt.
- In another bowl, combine the milk, butter, syrup, sour cream, egg and vanilla. Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients just until moistened.
- Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups three-quarters full.
- For the topping, combine the flour, sugar and cinnamon. Cut in the butter until crumbly. Sprinkle over batter.
- Bake 16-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in centre comes out clean. (If desired, sprinkle with maple flakes or maple sugar when they are hot from the oven). Cool 5 minutes in the pan before removing from pans to wire racks. Serve warm. Yield: 10-16 muffins.