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Friday, February 12, 2010

Apple Streusel Muffins

Muffins are so easy to make! They are usually made using basic pantry shelf ingredients The only real work is measuring the ingredients that takes next to no time, mixing then scooping into muffin tins and popping in the oven. Most muffins take about 20 minutes to cook so a batch could easily go in the oven in about 5 minutes time in the morning giving you enough time to shower and dress before being greeted with fresh, piping hot muffins from the oven! Muffins are the ideal grab and go food as well as being perfect for lunch boxes and after school snacks. Oh and did I mention they are extremely inexpensive to make?

apple streusel muffinsApple Streusel Muffins

I have have been making a lot of muffins the past few weeks. They are just so nice to enjoy with a hot cup of coffee for breakfast. My muffin cookbook is getting a good workout! The apple streusel muffin recipe caught my eye. Not only did the recipe include fruit of which I just happened to have an apple to use up but also a lovely sounding topping. This recipe certainly did not disappoint!

Apple Steusel Muffins
modified from: Jean Paré Company's Coming, Muffins & More, 1983. Pp. 9.

½ c packed brown sugar
¼ c unbleached flour
¼ c softened butter

1½ c unbleached flour
½ c organic sugar
3 tsp baking powder
½ tsp sea salt
1 egg
¼ c milk
¼ c vegetable oil
¾ c shredded, unpeeled apple

Mix the first three ingredients together until crumbly and set aside. Combine dry ingredients together in mixing bowl. Beat the egg, milk and oil together in a separate bowl. Fold in the shredded apple. Make a well in the middle of the dry ingredients. Pour the wet ingredients in and stir until just moistened. Fill prepared muffin tins ¾ full. Top with the brown sugar topping. Bake at 200ºC/400ºF for 20 - 25 minutes or until centre is clean when pricked with a toothpick.

Yield: 12 muffins

3 food lovers commented:

A Year on the Grill said...

Muffin = An adult cupcake... would eat one of tehse every day

Garden Gnome said...

Have you seen the mini muffin tins? Mini muffins especially chocolate chip and blueberry are a huge hit with kids. You can even buy them already made. I have one of the mini muffin tins that gets a fair amount of use especially with the grandbabies :)

Chey can cook! (and more) said...

they sound so good! i wish i was a morning person, i could never make these and get out of the shower/dressed in time to come down into the kitchen and get them out before they burned...sigh...