*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                           APPLE STREUSEL MUFFINS
 
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 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Muffins                          Breads
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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   18                    Regular muffins
 
   The delicious crumb topping makes these muffins taste
   like miniature coffee cakes. Good at tea time and also
   for brunch. Cool at least 1 hour before serving.
   
   Topping
   
   1/2 cup chopped walnuts 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 3
   tablespoons granulated sugar 2 tablespoons butter, at
   room temperature 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
   
   Batter
   
   1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 cup granulated sugar
   2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
   1/4 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 large
   eggs 1 cup sour cream 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter,
   melted 1 cup diced unpeeled apple, preferably a tart
   apple such as Granny Smith or Greenings
   
   Heat oven to 375 F. 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 fllour,
   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 out clean. Remove
   from pans and let cool at least 1 hour before serving.
   
   Source: Muffins By Elizabeth Alston
  
 
 
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