I wanted to start this out by saying, Apple Crisp Bake with Crispy Muffin Crumble Topping. That’s all, nothing else, just think about how amazing your favorite Apple Crisp Bake is, now think about using an apple cinnamon muffin mix to create your recipe rather than flour and baking powder. Tons more flavor, the center of the crumble is soft while the oats on the outside are crisp and sweetened with brown sugar. Sounds pretty good right? I thought it did and decided to give it a try and let’s just say WOW!
I live in the southern corner of New Mexico. I can toss a rock and hit Texas, and we put green chili on everything, like this recipe for Green Chili Cornbread Muffins. Okay, so maybe we don’t put green chili on everything but I’m going to bet it’s most New Mexicans secret ingredient when friends and family come to visit.
I’m always trying to spice up something in the kitchen, even my families traditional Apple Crisp Bake recipe. When I decided to play with the Apple Crisp Bake recipe and swap out a few things I never once thought it was going to taste better, different and good yes, but not better. However, thanks to Martha White and her Apple Cinnamon Muffin Mix our Apple Crisp Bake recipe has turned into the Apple Crisp Bake with Crispy Muffin Crumble Topping recipe. Yup, the name grew quite a bit, which means the recipe got better, or we would have gone on about our day like nothing happened.
All I did to the recipe was swap out the flour and baking powder for Martha Whites Apple Cinnamon Muffin Mix. This whole time, who would have thought it was as easy as grabbing one of Martha Whites muffin mixes that I buy in bulk because everyone loves them, they are quick, easy, and super convenient in the mornings. Martha White helps me make sure my kids have something in their tummy even on the most stressful of days. If Martha White baking mixes can do all that it shouldn’t be such a big surprise the apple cinnamon muffin mix improved our Apple Cinnamon Bake recipe as much. These things are awesomeness in a pouch.
The Apple Crisp Bake and Crispy Muffin Topping was amazing but I’m not the only person who loved it. Get this, my brother called me a few nights ago and told me that Gavin (my soon to be nephew) wanted him to ask me if I could make him and his mom their very own pan of the new Apple Crisp recipe. Yea, I know he acted like this was going to work. Okay, it totally worked, there is no way I wouldn’t donate a little of my time to my newphew and sister-n-law (aka brother lol). Besides, doing these little things that put a smile on someones face makes me happy.
- 1 package Maria White® Apple Cinnamon Muffin Mix
- 2 cups old fashioned oats
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 2/3 butter
- 1 cup old fashion oats
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
1.) Prepare pan. I like to use an 8 x 8 pan because the apple crisp bake is thick and loaded with flavor but pan size is your choice. If you prefer a thinner apple crisp bake use a larger pan.
2.) Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
3.) Pour canned apples into bottom of your prepared pan. Personally I put two cans in because I have a large family and everyone enjoys the thick layer of apples on the bottom.
4.) In a medium mixing bowl combine Martha White® Apple Cinnamon Muffin, brown sugar, oats and mix together.
5.) Cut in the butter using your hands, forks, or a pastry knife until the mixture is a nice crumble. FYI, I have done this recipe two different ways, they both are amazing. Rather than making the crumble you can soften butter, add it to the mixture and mix well. I actually add another small layer of oats and brown sugar because I accidently melted the butter one time and wanted crispy oats on top. However, you decided to do it the bake will turn out GREAT!
6.) Pour muffin mixture on top of apples and gently press down.
7.) In a baggie combine 1 cup of oats and 1/2 cup brown sugar and work together. You want to make sure the brown sugar coats the oats evenly.
8.) Pour the oat mixture on your soon to be apple crisp and gently push down. You want the oats to push into the muffin mixture some.
9.) Place in the oven for about 40 to 45 minutes or until top is crispy, golden brown and center is toothpick done.
10.) Remove from oven and allow to cool.
TIP: I wanted to show you the above images so you know how thick this recipe is in an 8 x 8 baking pan. I have several friends and family members who prefer baking the Apple Crisp Bake in a 9 x 13 pan rather than the 8 x 8 pan I used for this recipe. It’s totally and completely up to you and your taste buds.
11.) Serve it warm with a little vanilla ice cream on top or eat it alone. Apple crisp is great warm, room temp, or cool! It’s just some good old comfort food!
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