Saturday, January 9, 2010

Cinnamon-Streusel Apple Muffins

For Streusel:
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
4 tbls all-purpose flour
2 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon sugar
1/4 tsp nutmeg
4 tbls cold butter or margarine

For Muffins:
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup granulated sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp cinnamon sugar
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp salt
1 beaten egg
1 small container applesauce
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup cooking oil

FOR STREUSEL: Stir brown sugar, flour, and cinnamon in small bowl. Cut in butter with a pastry blender or fork. Set aside.

FOR MUFFIN'S: Lightly grease twelve muffin cups or line with paper baking cups; set aside. In a medium mixing bowl stir together flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, ground cinnamon, cinnamon sugar, nutmeg, and salt. Make a well in the center.
In a small mixing bowl combine egg, apple sauce, milk, and oil; add all at once to flour mixture. Stir just till moistened.

Spoon about 1 tablespoon of the batter into each prepared muffin cup. Sprinkle 1 teaspoon of the brown sugar mixture over each. Fill with remaining batter. Sprinkle tops of muffins with remaining streusel. Bake in a preheated 400° F oven until golden brown, about 20 minutes. Remove muffins from pans; cool slightly on racks.

By: Melissa Frederick

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