Muffins ( apple streusel )

Yield: 18 muffins

Measure Ingredient
½ cup Chopped walnuts
¼ cup All-purpose flour
3 tablespoons Granulated sugar
2 tablespoons Butter; at room temperature
¼ teaspoon Ground cinnamon
1½ cup All-purpose flour
½ cup Granulated sugar
2 teaspoons Baking powder
1 teaspoon Ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon Ground allspice
¼ teaspoon Baking soda
¼ teaspoon Salt
2 larges Eggs
1 cup Sour cream
¼ cup (1/2 stick) butter; melted
1 cup Diced unpeeled apple; preferably a tart apple such as Granny Smith or Greenings



Heat oven to 375F. Grease muffin cups or use foil baking cups.

Put streusel topping ingredients into a medium-size bowl. Mix with a fork, then crumble with fingers until mixture looks like chopped walnuts.

To make the muffin batter, thoroughly mix flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, allspice, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl.

Break eggs into another bowl. Add sour cream and melted butter, and whisk until well blended. Stir in diced apple.

Pour egg mixture over flour mixture and fold in just until dry ingredients are moistened.

Scoop batter into muffin cups. Top each muffin with about 2 teaspoons of the streusel topping.

Bake 20 to 25 minutes, or until browned. A toothpick inserted into the center should come ou clean. Remove from pans and let cool at least 1 hour before serving.

from Muffins by Elizabeth Alston posted by Tiffany Hall-Graham

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