Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Apple Cinnamon Streusel Muffins

Apple Cinnamon Streusel Muffins

Makes 14 muffins.

Please excuse my Christmas muffin liners. These are delicious muffins full of autumn flavor. Enjoy one in the morning while sipping hot tea, coffee, or apple cider.
Source: Cooking Thin with cookbook

For the topping:
1/3 c. firmly packed brown sugar
3 T. flour
2 t. cinnamon
2 T. cold butter, cut into tiny cubes

For the muffins:
1-3/4 c. flour
1/3 c. granulated sugar
2 t. baking powder
1/4 t. salt
1 large egg, beaten
3/4 c. apple cider
1 Granny Smith apple, peeled, cored, and diced
1 t. pure vanilla extract
1/4 c. vegetable oil

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a 12-cup muffin tin with paper baking cups; set aside.

Prepare the topping: In a small mixing bowl, stir together the brown sugar, flour, and cinnamon. Cut in butter with a fork. Set aside.

Prepare the batter: In a medium mixing bowl, mix together flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, and salt. In a small mixing bowl, combine egg, apple cider, diced apple, vanilla extract, and oil; add all at once to flour mixture. Stir until just moistened. (Batter should be lumpy.)

Spoon about 1 tablespoon batter into each prepared muffin cup; sprinkle with 1 teaspoon topping. Fill evenly with remaining batter. Sprinkle tops of muffins with remaining topping. Bake 18-20 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove from pan; cool slightly on racks.

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