I have a love/hate relationship with muffins. There are very few that I like ~ because they are dry and tasteless ~ so when I find a recipe that I like, I shout it from the rooftop! This is one of those recipes. They are moist and delicious. The streusel is delicious, too. The recipe comes from Allrecipes.
2 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 1/4 tsps vanilla
1 1/2 cups chopped apples ~ I used Gala
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1 tbsp flour
1/8 tsp cinnamon
1 tbsp butter
Preheat oven to 375º and grease a 12-cup muffin pan or use cupcake liners (I even spray the cupcake liners with Pam).
In a bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, beat together the butter, sugar, and eggs until smooth. Mix in the vanilla. Stir in the chopped apples. Gradually blend the flour mixture into the wet ingredients. Spoon into the muffin pan.
In a small mixing bowl, mix the brown sugar, flour and cinnamon. Cut int he butter until the mixture looks like coarse crumbs.
Sprinkle over the tops of the batter in the muffin pan.
Bake 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean.
Let the muffins sit for 5 minutes before removing from pan. Cool muffins on a wire rack.
Makes 12 muffins.