A thick sprinkling of streusel tops a pan of these quick and easy muffins. Their mild apple flavoring is sure to please all -- especially when they're served fresh from the oven.
- For the Streusel:
- 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
- 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 3 tablespoons cold butter
- For the Muffins:
- 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/3 cup granulated sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 beaten egg
- 3/4 cup apple cider or apple juice
- 1/4 cup cooking oil
FOR THE STREUSEL:
In a small bowl, stir together the brown sugar, flour and cinnamon. Cut in the butter with a pastry blender. Set aside.
FOR THE MUFFINGS:
Lightly grease a 12-cup muffin pan or line with paper baking cups; set aside. In a medium mixing bowl, stir together the flour, granulated sugar, baking powder and salt. Make a well in the center. In a small mixing bowl, combine the egg, apple cider and oil; add to the flour mixture. Stir just till moistened. (The batter should be lumpy.)
Spoon about 1 tablespoon of the batter into each prepared muffin cup. Sprinkle 1 teaspoon of the streusel mixture over each. Fill with remaining batter. Sprinkle tops of muffins with remaining streusel. Bake in a preheated 400 degree F oven until golden brown, about 20 minutes. Remove the muffins from pans; cool slightly on racks.
Recipe reprinted by permission of Weldon Owen. All rights reserved.
nutrition information per serving
198 calories; 8g total fat; 25mg cholesterol; 96mg sodium; 29g carbohydrates; 1g fiber; 3g protein
These nutrition facts are calculated according to the ingredients listed in this recipe. Any substitutions will change these facts. Although we strive for accuracy, please note that food manufacturers occasionally change their food formulas, which could affect the calculations as shown.
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