Weight Watchers Recipes | Amaretto Apple Streusel Cupcakes

  • Author: Jenna
  • Yield: 12 1x


6.75  ounces  all-purpose flour (about 1 1/2 cups)

1/2  teaspoon  baking powder

1/4  teaspoon  salt

1/4  teaspoon  baking soda

3/4  cup granulated sugar

1/4  cup (2 ounces) 1/3-less-fat cream cheese, softened

1/4  cup butter, softened

2  tablespoons  amaretto (almond-flavored liqueur)

1  teaspoon  vanilla extract

1  large egg

1/2  cup reduced-fat sour cream

1/4  cup 2% reduced-fat milk

3/4  cup finely chopped Gala apple

1  tablespoon  all-purpose flour


2  tablespoons  all-purpose flour

2  tablespoons  brown sugar

1/4  teaspoon  ground cinnamon

2  tablespoons  butter, chilled

2  tablespoons  sliced almonds


1  cup  powdered sugar

4  teaspoons  2% reduced-fat milk


1. Preheat oven to 350°.

2. Place muffin cup liners in 12 muffin cups; coat with cooking spray.

3. Weigh or lightly spoon 6.75 ounces (about 1 1/2 cups) flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine 6.75 ounces flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk. Combine granulated sugar, cream cheese, and 1/4 cup butter in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at high speed until well blended. Add amaretto, vanilla, and egg to sugar mixture; beat with a mixer at medium speed until well blended. Combine sour cream and 1/4 cup milk in a small bowl; stir with a whisk until well blended. Combine apple and 1 tablespoon flour in a small bowl; toss well.

4. Add flour mixture and sour cream mixture alternately to sugar mixture, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Beat just until blended. Fold in apple mixture. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups.

5. To prepare the streusel, combine 2 tablespoons flour, brown sugar, and ground cinnamon in a small bowl. Cut in 2 tablespoons butter with a pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse meal; stir in almonds. Sprinkle streusel evenly over cupcakes. Bake at 350° for 27 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan for 15 minutes on a wire rack, and remove the cupcakes from pan.

6. To prepare glaze, combine powdered sugar and 4 teaspoons milk in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk. Drizzle glaze over cupcakes.


WW Freestyle Points: 11

  • Category: Medium
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 cinnamon roll
  • Calories: 235
  • Sugar: 25.5g
  • Fat: 4.6g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.6g
  • Carbohydrates: 36.6g
  • Fiber: 0.8g
  • Protein: 2.8g

Keywords: cinnamon streusel buns