Fruit Muffins with Streusel Topping Recipe

Fruit Muffins with Streusel Topping - La Cuisine d'Helene

I have to confess something: don't talk to me in the morning until I have my first cup of coffee. Right after I get up, I go into the kitchen and prepare coffee before I even make breakfast. I could brew coffee all day long just for the smell of it, and I always look forward to that first sip. It's good for my mental health and it makes me happy. I cherish that quiet moment, in the morning, with my coffee in my hands.

My love affair with coffee started after I had my third child. Speaking of him, it is his birthday today and we will be celebrating tonight. When the other two where at school, we would go for a long walk in the afternoon. He was always excited to stop at a certain coffee place every once in a while. He always enjoyed this place because he could choose his own snack and could get a hot chocolate, as a special treat. I would always get coffee for myself. We would sit at a table, talk and enjoy every moment of it. It was our special time together before my two other kids would come back from school.

I am surprised that I did not start drinking coffee growing up because I come from a family of coffee drinkers. My dad likes it so much that even when he spends a couple nights at my place he makes sure he gets up first to brew us fresh coffee every morning. He had 14 brothers and sisters and I remember that when we were all together, it was very important for them to have dessert and coffee. At the time, I preferred having a glass of wine rather than coffee during these parties.

When I left home to join the military, I decided to give coffee a try when we were deployed in the field. I figured that it would help me stay awake, but the taste was terrible. I drank water instead. I don't know what kind of coffee or beans they used, but I could not drink that stuff even though others did.

Why I like coffee so much now is that over time, I created my own ritual of buying good beans and grinding them at home. I find that the smell is intoxicating, and I like my coffee in bone china cups.

During the summer we go camping a lot, and I always make sure to bring everything I need to prepare my coffee. This summer, I am so excited because I have received a beautiful Hamilton Beach Flex Brew Single-Serve Coffeemaker that I will be using in our RV. I have been making coffee with this coffeemaker and it works so well. What I like about it is that I can use my coffee beans and my husband can use his K-cups. It is also very quiet, so if he gets up before me, the noise will not wake me up. One of my favourite features is that I can choose bold setting, it's great because I love a very dark coffee. If I am on the go I can even fill my travel mug because it comes with an ajustable cup rest and I can brew 14 ozs. with ground coffee. When using single-serve packs, I am able to brew 10 ozs. How cool is that? I took pictures so you can see it in action below. I will have a great summer at the campground with my new coffeemaker. It makes me smile!



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FRUIT MUFFINS WITH STREUSEL TOPPING

Ingredients:
2 cups all-purpose flour
75 ml brown sugar
75 ml sugar
10 ml baking powder
2 ml salt
75 ml milk
125 ml butter, melted and cooled
2 eggs, beaten
5 ml almond extract
1 cup frozen fruits
Streusel Topping:
30 ml butter, melted and cooled
30 ml all-purpose flour
30 ml brown sugar
125 ml oats

Directions:
1- Preheat oven to 375F. Line 12 muffins cups with paper or spray with PAM.
2- In a large bowl, combine the flour, brown sugar, sugar, baking powder and salt.
3- In a small bowl combine the milk, butter, eggs and almond extract. Mix with a fork.
4- Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix with a fork. Add the berries gently.
5- Scoop into the muffin cups.
6- In a small bowl mix all ingredients of the streusel topping. Divide on top of the 12 muffins.
7- Bake at 375F between 22 and 27 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the centre of a muffin comes out clean. Let cool before eating.



Fruit Muffins with Streusel Topping - La Cuisine d'Helene

Fruit Muffins with Streusel Topping - La Cuisine d'Helene



Fruit Muffins with Streusel Topping - La Cuisine d'Helene




GIVEAWAY: Now I have amazing news for you! The people at Hamilton Beach are very generous with my readers and one of you will win a brand new Hamilton Beach Flex Brew Single-Serve Coffeemaker. This giveaway is Open to Canada only and will close on May 15, 2015. Please enter using the rafflecopter below. Good luck to all!









“This post is sponsored by Hamilton Beach Canada. In exchange for this review, I have received special perks in the form of products and compensation. All opinions on this blog are my own.” #HBSocialKitchen 

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128 comments:

  1. I love a Colombian roast. I dont even know my own name in the morning til I get some coffee in me lol...

    Lori R Jackson

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  2. My favorite kind of coffee is a dark roast, very strong. I especially like iced coffee with mocha flavoring. :)

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  3. I don't like any kind of coffee, but my husband and son love their morning coffee -regular brewed coffee.

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  4. I like a darker roast with a homemade cocoa creamer. In summer, we like a glass of iced coffee in the afternoons.
    Mary Beth Elderton

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  5. I don't like coffee but my mom does and she loves Hazelnut.

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  6. I like a cappucino and over ice in summer!

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  7. I love a medium roast with the So Delicious french vanilla coconut milk creamer

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  8. I love all different kinds but double double is my most common love.

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  9. I am a plain Jane, or you could call me a Plain Alayne (haha), and I just love the aroma and taste of freshly ground regular coffee, nothing fancy, just home goodness, like your beautiful muffins!! :)

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  10. I love an espresso with a touch of cream : I usually make it with costa rican terrazu mi-noir. :)

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  11. I'm not a coffee drinker, but I'd love to win this for my parents who do

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  12. I love a stronger brew with warm milk
    jan

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  13. I love a medium roast coffee or breakfast blend.

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  14. My favorite is strong and black...... like espresso. Yum :)
    Doreen Lamoureux

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  15. Hi Helene! I don't drink coffee, but my hubby loves a good cup of Guatemalan.

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  16. My husband is the coffee drinker in our house and likes dark roast.

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  17. I don't have a favorite, if its hot i will take it! Lol

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  18. Dark roast is my favourite

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  19. I like a dark roast coffee.
    Florence C

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  20. My fav is actually English Breakfast tea - while I love the scent of coffee brewing each morning I am a tea drinker!

    M

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  21. I love any kind of coffee. Usually a medium roast with some almond/soy milk

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  22. My favorite coffee is dark roast.

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  23. Bailey Dexter I love green mountain dark roast coffee!!!!!!

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  24. Believe it or not, I don't like coffee. My husband drinks it, but I don't. But I do love the looks of these muffins!!

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  25. I like a medium roast coffee and for a treat a french vanilla flavoured one. (Judy Cowan)

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  26. I love latte cappucinos but I would drink any coffee.

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  27. I like a medium roast coffee with french vanilla coffee creamer.

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  28. I like a medium roast but don't mine dark roasts as well (Andrea Amy)

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  29. My favorite kind of coffe is a robust, dark roast blend !

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  30. I like medium roast coffee and I add vanilla flavoured almond milk to it

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  31. I like dark roasts the best, but the most important thing for me is that it's fresh, good quality coffee that's properly prepared.

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  32. I love French vanilla - yummy :)

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  33. French Vanilla for sure!

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  34. I love French Vanilla! Mmmm...

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  35. I love coffee! When I want something a little different and special, vanilla hazelnut is my favorite.

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  36. I love coffee with a little maple syrup in it :)

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  37. I like a dark roast.
    wandajean1564 at yahoo dot ca

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  38. My favourite coffee is French Vanilla

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  39. My favourite coffee is Costco's Kirkland brand.

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  40. I just want my coffee in the am, not fussy on flavor, and 1 or 2 in the afternoon to keep me going

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  41. I love Tim Horton's original roast coffee.

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  42. Folger's Colombian and French Roast are my favorites

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  43. Medium roast is my favourite.

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  44. I love Nabob decaf - no jolt for me, thanks!

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  45. i like colombian

    rafflecopter name is aarone mawdsley

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  46. I love Orange Brandy Coffee

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  47. I love dark roast coffee

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  48. I enjoy medium roast at home. At work we are treated with a caramel flavored blend which is lovely!

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  49. im not a huge coffee drinker because im sensitive to caffeine, but my family drinks a lot

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  50. These look delicious. Perfect with a cup of tea or coffee.

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  51. I love the Dark, bold and Woodsy espresso from Van houtte. It's not too strong, but it's FULL of flavour!!

    - amber y

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  52. I love Columbian medium roast coffee. Audrey Skinner

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  53. Iced Coffee is what I crave all year long!

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  54. Would love this for those times I need a strong dark roast and I notice Im out of tassimo cups!

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  55. my fave kind of coffee is dark roast

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  56. I drink whatever my husband has in his cup and it's usually something from Mexico.

    Besos, Sarah
    Journeys of The Zoo

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  57. I like my coffee double double medium roast (Cheryl on rafflecopter)

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  58. Medium to Dark Roast are my favorite coffees!

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  59. BOLDER is better. Dark roast, without milk and sugar.

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  60. I love a decaf anytime of the day with milk and sweetener

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  61. French Vanilla Coffee is my fave

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  62. This "FlexBrew Single-Serve Coffee Brewer" would be a beautiful addition to my other stainless-steel appliances!!!

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