Crumb or Nut Crumble Toppings for Muffins

By Cat, February 2008

This topping is optional but adds a wonderful enhancement to the texture and flavor of breakfast muffins.

Crumb Topping For Muffins

For a special treat, top your muffins with this crumb topping before baking.  However, you should not do this often, as it is quite sweet.

  • ½ cup Rapadura sugar (or light brown sugar or xylitol)
  • ⅓ cup sprouted or whole wheat pastry flour, or sprouted or whole spelt flour
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 1 ½ tsp cinnamon

Mix all in small bowl with a fork, and sprinkle over muffins before baking.

Nut Crumble Topping For Muffins

This version is a wheat and gluten-free version using almond meal and chopped pecans, adapted from my recipe for Apple Crisp with Almond & Pecan Crumble Topping. It is also less sweet than the above topping, but you won’t miss that sweetness because of the wonderful flavor of the nuts.

  1. Mix  stevia or sugar with cinnamon in small bowl until well combined.
  2. Measure almond meal into mixing bowl; add the sweetener/spice mixture and mix well with fork or whisk. Chop pecan halves, then add to the mix.
  3. Melt butter and pour over the nut mixture, then toss with fork or fingers to make a crumble before sprinkling over the muffins in the baking pan.

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