Ube Muffins with Oat Streusel

My husband and I were married over nine years ago. I don’t remember a lot about that day but I do remember all of the songs we used for our ceremony and reception.

Walking down the aisle: Truthfully by Lisa Loeb
Walking out of the ceremony: I Believe in a Thing Called Love by The Darkness
Being introduced at the reception: Hey Ya! by Outkast
First dance: Let’s Stay Together by Al Green

I know. It’s quite an eclectic mix of songs. But at the time it was all ones we really liked.

If we were getting married today, this is the song I would want to be played for our first dance.

I love Sara Bareilles.

I sent this video to my husband yesterday and told him I Choose You.

He wrote back: Aw, thanks! There’s a Pokemon joke in there, somewhere.

To which I replied: Or a Ralph Wiggum one.

Yeah. We’re totally MFEO.

You know what else is MFEO? Muffins and streusel. Quite frankly, a muffin without streusel, a naked muffin if you will, is just not right.

Say no to naked muffins. (No innuendo intended.)

Ube Muffins with Oat Streusel

Yield: 24 mini muffins & 6 regular muffins


  • (recipe adapted from King Arthur Flour)
  • Muffins
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup grated ube
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons almond milk
  • ¼ cup coconut oil, melted (can substitute vegetable oil)
  • 1 ½ teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup applesauce (can substitute 2 eggs, lightly beaten)
  • Streusel
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup rolled oats
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1½ teaspoons ground cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 475 degrees F.
  2. To a large bowl add flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt and stir to combine.
  3. To a medium bowl add ube, milk, coconut oil, vanilla, and applesauce. Whisk until thoroughly combined.
  4. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and stir until just combined. DO NOT OVER MIX. The batter may look a little lumpy but that’s okay.
  5. In a small bowl combine streusel ingredients and mix together with a fork.
  6. Scoop batter into a lined muffin tin about 2/3 of the way full.
  7. Top with streusel.
  8. Put muffin tin in oven and immediately drop the heat to 400 degrees F.
  9. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. For mini muffins, bake 12-15 minutes.
  10. Let cool on a wire rack.

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