Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Apple-Cinnamon Streusel Muffins

Little Eli and I whipped these up on Monday night, our family night activity you could say.
It was great to have muffins ready on Tuesday morning.

This recipe comes from a cooking blog I like called, Stephanie's Kitchen.
She had taken a little break from blogging and now seems to be back.

There wasn't an overwhelming apple taste,
so I think next time I will use Granny Smith apples, instead of the Fuji I had on hand.

Apple-Cinnamon Streusel Muffins
makes about 18

For the batter:
2 3/4 cups all purpose flour
1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter, melted
1/3 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
3/4 cups whole milk
zest of 1 lemon
2 cups diced apples, cook them for a while on the stove with some cinnamon and brown sugar before adding them to the batter

For the streusel:
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup flour
2 tsp cinnamon
4 tablespoons melted butter

In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, granulated sugar and salt. Set aside. In a medium bowl, whisk together the melted butter, brown sugar, eggs and lemon zest until smooth. Whisk in the milk until well combined. Add the apples and than pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and gently mix just until combined. Mix the streusel ingredients until well blended. Spray a muffin pan and put one scoop of batter into the muffin cups. On top of each scoop of batter, place 1 tablespoon of streusel and pat down a bit. Place another scoop of the batter on top of the streusel. Place one more tablespoon of streusel on top of that batter and pat down a bit more. Bake at 350 degrees for about 20-25 or until lightly golden.