Maple Muffins with Oat Streusel
For a more concentrated maple flavor, use grade B maple syrup and brush with additional syrup when warm, if desired.
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- Yield: Makes 24
Photography: Martyna Szczesna
For the streusel:
- 3/4 cup rolled oats
- 6 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
- 6 tablespoons sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
For the muffins:
- 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
- 3/4 cup pure maple syrup, room temperature
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 large eggs, room temperature
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 cup plain yogurt
Make the streusel: In a medium bowl, combine oats, butter, sugar, salt and flour and work with hands until mixture is no longer dry and large clumps form. Add maple syrup and mix to combine. Cover and refrigerate.
Make the muffins: Preheat oven to 400 degrees with racks in upper and lower thirds. Line 2 standard 12-cup muffin tins with baking cups. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, oats, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
With an electric mixer on medium speed, beat butter, maple syrup, and sugar until pale and fluffy, 3 to 5 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition; mix in vanilla.
Reduce mixer to low. Add flour in 3 additions, alternating with 2 batches of yogurt; beat until combined. Transfer batter evenly amongst 24 muffin tins (a scant 1/4 cup per tin). Remove streusel from refrigerator and break up into small pieces. Scatter evenly over the top of the muffins. Bake, rotating once, until tops spring back and a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean, 16 to 18 minutes. Let cool 5 minutes in tin, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Brush muffins with more maple syrup while warm, if desired.