Streusel-Topped Apple Muffins

Serve these cinnamon and clove spiced muffins with mugs of warm apple cider.

Streusel-Topped Apple Muffins
Servings: 12 Prep 20 mins Bake 375°F 22 mins to 25 mins

Ingredients

Muffins:
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup sweetened applesauce
  • 2 cups diced apple
Topping:
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 1/3 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • Confectioners sugar (optional)

Make It

1. Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Coat standard-size muffin pan with 12 indentations with cooking spray.

Muffins:

2. In large bowl, mix flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, cloves.

3. In medium-size bowl, whisk egg, sugar, oil and vanilla. Add applesauce.

4. Make well in center of dry ingredients. Pour egg mixture into well; stir just until dry ingredients are moistened. Fold in diced apple. Divide among 12 muffin cups (1/3 cup each).

Topping:

5. In clean bowl, mix butter, nuts, sugar and flour until crumbly. Sprinkle over tops of muffins.

6. Bake in 375 degree F oven until toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean, 22 to 25 minutes. Let cool in pan 5 minutes. Remove muffins to wire rack; let cool. Sprinkle with confectioners sugar just before serving, if desired. Makes 12 servings.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 12; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 304, Fat, total (g): 13, chol. (mg): 28, sat. fat (g): 3, carb. (g): 45, fiber (g): 2, pro. (g): 4, sodium (mg): 202, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.