Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Apple-Streusel Muffins

These muffins just say "Fall".  Juicy apples.  Nutty pecans.  Spicy cinnamon and nutmeg.  Mmmm.  Guess I need to fire up my oven...again!  I just know you'll love having these as you enjoy the loot you toted off from your last apple picking adventure with your family!

1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon packed brown sugar
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1 cup buttermilk
2 tablespoons canola oil
3/4 cup shredded apple with skin (about one apple)
2 tablespoons chopped pecans
1 tablespoon flaxseed
1 tablespoon butter

Preheat the oven to 375.  Lightly grease (or line) 12 muffin cups and set aside.  In a large bowl, combine both types flour, 1/3 cup brown sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt.  

Mix in eggs, buttermilk, and oil.  Fold in apple.  Divide evenly between prepared muffin cups.

In a small bowl, combine pecans, flaxseed, and remaining brown sugar.  Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.  Spoon mixture on top of muffin batter.  In a pinch, simply fold streusel topping into batter before dividing into muffin tins...

Bake 18-20 minutes until golden brown.

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