Sunday, January 30, 2011

Weekend Cooking - Apple Streusel Muffins

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I love cinnamon streusel muffins, but have never made any of scratch.  I went looking for a recipe a couple weekends ago and when I found this one, I couldn't wait to try it since I had some apples that needed to be used.  I found this recipe on Tasty Kitchen.  I felt this recipe was a success and I'll be making it again.


Ingredients

  • FOR THE TOPPING:
  • ½ cups Brown Sugar
  • ¼ cups Flour
  • ¼ cups Margarine
  • ½ teaspoons Cinnamon
  • _____
  • FOR THE MUFFINS:
  • 1-½ cup Flour
  • ½ cups White Sugar
  • 3 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • ½ teaspoons Baking Soda
  • ¼ teaspoons Salt
  • 1 whole Egg
  • ½ cups Sour Cream
  • ¼ cups Cooking Oil
  • 2 Tablespoons Milk
  • 1 cup Apples, Peeled, Cored And Chopped

Directions
With a fork combine topping ingredients together until crumbly.
In another bowl, mix together dry batter ingredients, then beat in the wet ingredients. Fold in apples.
Place batter in greased or lined muffin tins, sprinkle with topping. Bake at 400° for 20-25 minutes.
Makes 12 muffins

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I did make some changes to the above recipe.   I felt the batter was too thick, so I added some applesauce to add more liquid to it.   This did thin it out a bit and I ended up making 14 cupcakes instead of 12.  I didn't measure how much applesauce I added, I just sort of dumped some in.

I also added more cinnamon than what it calls for, but didn't measure the extra. I love cinnamon so I wasn't worried about having too much.

I used wheat flour instead of normal white flour.  Since this is the first time I made this recipe I can't tell you if it changed the taste at all, but I know I didn't notice it tasting different or the texture being different.

One change I will make the next time I make them, instead of using any cooking oil, I'll substitute applesauce. This makes it healthier.

7 comments:

Mary said...

They sound delicious!
Is your background photo the Cliffs of Moher?

Marie said...

These sound great. Apples and cinnamon are a great combination. That's a great healthy tip about using applesauce instead of oil. I've tried it a few of times and it appears to work. I'll be making these soon.

Kris said...

Mary - I can't wait to make these again and freeze them so I can enjoy them a little at a time. I'm not actually sure what the background is, lol! It was one of the options from blogger.

Marie - I agree - apples and cinnamon are a awesome combo. lol I've used applesauce instead of oil in other recipes too, even some that doesn't have apples in them, and it works pretty good.

Beth F said...

These do sound good and I like the idea of using the applesauce instead of or for part of the oil. And I agree -- no such thing as too much cinnamon!

Kris said...

Beth - ahh...a cinnamon lover after my own heart. I like to use the excuse that it's also healthy. lol

Heather said...

I love to make muffins. It would be better if they magically replenished themselves as they always seem to dissappear so quickly.

Kris said...

Heather - haha! I couldn't agree more.