Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Apple Cinnamon Streusel Muffins

Oh how I love muffins. It is kinda sorta like eating a cupcake for breakfast. This is a variation of the basic muffin recipe I have posted before. I am here to tell you that recipe is pretty flexible. I added all sorts of things to these and they were still delectable.

1 1/2 cups flour
1/3 cup sugar
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1 cup sour cream
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 Granny Smith apple, peeled, cored and small diced
Streusel topping (recipe follows)

Set oven to 400 degrees F and line 12 muffin cups with paper liners.

Into a bowl, sift together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Melt butter and in a small bowl whisk together with sour cream, egg, and vanilla. Stir butter mixture into flour mixture until just combined. Add diced apples.

Divide the batter among muffin cups (this batter is thick and will not run easily like other muffin batters). Generously sprinkle each muffin with the streusel topping (you won't use all the topping) and bake in middle of oven until golden and a tester comes out clean, about 20 minutes.

Streusel Topping:
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup dark brown sugar
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Pinch freshly grated nutmeg
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, chilled, cut into pieces

In a bowl, stir together the flour, sugars, cinnamon and nutmeg. Using a pastry blender or the paddle attachment of a mixer, cut in the butter to make a crumbly, sandy mixture.


Jenn said...

How do you find the time to cook like that. I can't even use the excuss that I'm pregnant. Wow you're making all us other wives look bad girl. Keep it up. I Penny today. I forgot you are in the same ward. She is a great gal.

HayleyB said...

This is my first time visiting your blog and I have to say I'm very impressed! These muffins look delicious! I look forward to reading a lot more and trying out some of the recipes you have blogged.