I made this delicious recipe for breakfast on this snowy morning, and my whole family love it! It will definitely satisfy your sweet tooth without all of the calories.


  • ½ cup pecans, finely chopped
  • ¼ cup packed dark brown Truvia
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup Truvia
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 10 tablespoons unsalted Kerrygold butter, softened
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾ cup organic sour cream
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup peeled, chopped apple
  • 1 cup organic confectioners’ sugar
  • 3 tablespoons organic milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. line a 12-cup muffin-tin with paper liners.
  2. in a medium bowl, combine chopped pecans, brown sugar, and cinnamon. mix well and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, and salt. cut 8 tablespoons of butter into ½ inch pieces and sprinkle evenly over flour mixture. using a pastry blender, cut the butter into the flour mixture until butter is oat-sized. remove 1 cup of the flour-butter mixture and stir into reserved brown sugar mixture until combined to make streusel; set aside. add baking powder and baking soda to remaining flour mixture and stir to combine.
  4. In a liquid measuring cup, whisk together sour cream, egg, and vanilla. add liquids to flour mixture and stir until just combined. add 3/4 cup of streusel mixture to flour mixture and stir until streusel is just distributed throughout batter. melt the remaining butter and stir into remaining streusel mixture, until streusel resembles a crumble. gently fold apples into batter.
  5. Divide batter among 12 muffin cups and sprinkle generously with streusel topping, crumbling with your hands to make some big chunks. bake 22 to 24 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of muffin comes out clean. allow to cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  6. To make the glaze, whisk the confectioners’ sugar, milk and vanilla extract together. drizzle over muffins.
  7. Serve immediately, and enjoy this tasty breakfast treat!

-Adapted from Oh Sweet Basil