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Recipe

Wake You Up Apple Cinnamon Muffins

  • Yield: 12 muffins

Ingredients

  • STREUSEL TOPPING:
  • 1/2 cup toasted chopped walnut pieces
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons melted unsalted butter
  • MUFFINS:
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon grated nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped dried apples
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup Homemade Applesauce or
  • store-bought applesauce
  • 4 tablespoons melted unsalted butter

Directions

  • Make the streusel topping by combining the walnuts, brown sugar, 1/4 cup flour, and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon in a small mixing bowl. Stir with a fork to combine.
  • Add the 2 tablespoons butter and stir well. Set aside while you prepare the muffin batter.
  • Line a 12-muffin tin with 12 paper muffin-tin liners.
  • Place the remaining 2 cups of flour, baking powder, baking soda, the remaining 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon, salt, and nutmeg in the medium mixing bowl and stir to combine.
  • Add the apples and granulated sugar and stir well.
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, applesauce, and melted butter.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the egg mixture and whisk just until incorporated, being careful not to overmix.
  • Divide the batter evenly among the muffin cups.
  • Sprinkle the streusel topping over the batter, dividing it evenly among the 12 cups.
  • Bake the muffins in the oven until golden brown, about 25 minutes.
  • Using oven mitts or pot holders, remove the muffins from the oven and let cool in the tin for 10 minutes. Serve warm.
  • If youíre a big raisin fan, kick up your apple-cinnamon muffins by adding some raisins to the muffin batteróyou canít go wrong!